on work

Working place earth

It is there
a taste of machine
in my earth-rooted tongue
that although I am drenched
in phantasmagoria
my center is solid like
the bolt of physical law

it is there
a host of onerous mechanisms
LURKING
behind the quiet gleam
of motion

that in the splintered sky
of the treetops
a fabulous realm of myth, sleep
and transience is reposing
like the heavy fingers of god

but today
rocks are in my lungs
being grinded for
the castles of math
and strategy

a player taken out
of the bench of chimera
to supply the field
with an extra glove of fact

today the world is no longer my metaphor
but the unalienable stage for
man’s work.

 

 

Poetry 2011

One thought on “on work

  1. I am singer songwriter Tally Koren and I have just launched a poetry competition!

    This competition is about writing the best poem with 72 words. I found out in my long experience as a writer that the art of writing good lyrics is to be able in 3 minutes to share an emotion, while when creating a film you need over 90 minutes sometimes! I would like to invite you to write a sing with 72 words and I will compose the song of the winning lyrics. The 72 does not need to included repeated choruses, just the idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zEGhjRy_eo

    1st Prize — The winner’s poem will go on to be will be composed by me.

    2nd Prize — An invite to the single launch party.

    3rd Prize — signed copy of 72 Names (Hallelujah)

    Everyone who enters gets a free download. To claim it go to http://www.tallykoren.com

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