Posts tagged ‘love’

November 16, 2019

Friday to Saturday exchange

by jhon baker
June 15, 2019

cope

by jhon baker
April 18, 2014

poem

by jhon baker

the obvious end

death

and the mystery of it.

love is a chemical thing,

there is only mystery for the uninformed.

 

but

still I love

and soon will die;

the poetry of death is inexhaustible.

the poetry of flowers and birds is equally inexhaustible.

and when it rains everyone writes poetry about the rains.

 

but

we still think of a rising sun

a setting sun

in ignorance that it is the earth

that rotates on an invisible axis.

that we are always in motion,

balancing with the flat of out feet,

sometimes on our knees.

 

– Hoc Scripsi

February 20, 2013

writing about love

by jhon baker

my son tells me that when I run out of ideas

to write about love –

and if I’ve written about love before

it should be easy –

I suppose it should –

but it rarely is.

 

some of the hardest poems I’ve written

were about love –

filial love, sexual love, bonded love,

platonic love, Greek love,

love of self or of youth, of beauty

of women or men

woman or man.

 

all I ever write about is love

in one form or another

and sometimes, I guess,

it is easy.

though you would never know it.

 

 

– Hoc Scripsi

February 8, 2013

untitled dream #3

by jhon baker

untitled dream #3

 

we are west sixty-six revisited

we are bound

bordered between psychiatry and madness

and we celebrate in ceremony

counting one to four,

four to one.

 

in the arena of dreaming

a precipice with feet teetering

don’t look back!

playing Aeolian harp

singing our __________.

 

keep it simple, Orpheo.

don’t look back.

a love lost within scope of wandering

and vanished.

itself playing on bent shaft

itself a white lily

itself a love under guise

itself a nuclear proliferation.

 

– Hoc Scripsi

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