What Do Poets Do
what do poets do
when they rise up in the light of morning
from the floor of the sanctuary of illusion
and wipe with a coat sleeve an open wound
from which the life of history drains
and shake the sweat of saturation
from behind a brow, a paper wall
when they observe a movement in a distance
the invected curve of the firmament
vaccinated, yet to be unmasked
by the touch of a human hand or kiss
upon a forehead, a screen of vision
a set of clothes that steals the mood
and the loathing of a task undone
a world once shared and shared again
the poet comes to name the beast
but first a call for the chalice priest
the day is long, and suffering longer
a corner to rest, to be alone
all we need is the haloed moon
as a loving companion
when we do those things
that poets do
Solstice Part One
I was just watching the moon float past
I didn’t think you would even notice
from the distance where you set your foot
upon a satin covered stool.
There has never been a darker sky
to engulf an astronomer such as I
nor a brilliance flashing in the eye
of a soul so lost and vagrant.
No cloud dare to obscure the path
of this parade of dancing sorrows
these decanters empty, a dry platoon
of unsecured tomorrows.
I now look down to find the spinning earth
hidden beneath a grain of sand
how warm it once felt, as I recall
rotating in my hand.
Tonight I dive deep into eternal solace
at the center and the edge
of a universe that does not exist
beyond a heart’s command.
Joe Kidd is a modern poet with classical influence.
These poems are taken from his book titled The Invisible Waterhole.
A collection of spiritual and sensual verse.
You are invited to visit Joe Kidd at his author page here …
And at his official website here …
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I am indebted to The Academy Of The Heart And Mind for being one of the first to feature verse from my new book titled The Invisible Waterhole in an international forum. Thank You to John & Thomas Page and the staff for their courage and wisdom. My Official Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/Joe-Kidd/e/B089QYDXSM
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