Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March Ides & Poetics

(Is it possible for other months to have ides? Can I declare my birthday to be such a day?)


"Midsummer, Tobago" -- Derek Walcott

Broad sun-stoned beaches.

White heat.

A green river.

A bridge,

scorched yellow palms

from the summer-sleeping house

drowsing through August.

Days I have held,

days I have lost,

days that outgrow, like daughters,

my harbouring arms.


#74: Wynton Marsalis & the Boston Pops, "Carnival of Venice"
#75: Thelonious Monk, "Round About Midnight"

1 comment:

Tony said...

This poem has a haiku nature to it. It's nice.