To Drown in Sound
Sweet hearts do kindly ebb and roll
On blue flushed salt, crest-fallen toil
Up froth to heights where stars so hum,
To grumble down to earthly drum.
So coils and curves breathe fresh anew
Whipped shapes usurp their older hue.
And tumble up onto the land
To melt into the sun-kissed sand.
But when, sweet sound, do heights reach true?
Hearts yearn for depth in shallow’s blue.
Eyes lose themselves in noiseless realm
Lips bubble forth harmonic whelm.
And blues do fade in currents strong
Loose limbs entrail deep water’s throng.
A murky weight so chills the vein
As scales slip past in sunlight’s feign.
From antiquity a stillness wrought:
An echo spoke - euphoric thought.
And up it floats to blue-skinned gleam
To freeze by truth platonic dream.
Then soften to the midnight storm
Which patters forth on ocean’s form.
For sounds do reach consoling end
And body numb will stretch and bend.
Awake to thee, dumb sight of change
Vague details glow with colour’s range.
Idyllic shapes now take their fill
Before young eyes which flicker still.
Inhale – Exhale: New life commence
A daze now dead – now veiled pretence.
A song’s retreat, the music fades
Brown shores rise up to golden glades.
Life’s lucid whim gains substance thick
For limits close on palsied wick.
And coarseness fills the toes now born
With sense so weak and weather worn.
O’ how morbid life does ground the fall
To deafen man from love’s sweet call.
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