I made this week’s poem up ages ago in the bath. Really lacking good visuals, honestly, erring on risqué here… *blushes*.
To be a little more proper, I had a job interview on Wednesday this week with a far smaller company… may be called to another one somewhere else in two weeks. I can’t really be faulted for ‘bounce-back-ability huh? Speaking of, I shall be back on Tuesday** which may or may not be Eid, insha’Allah. Eyes on the skies People! ** Wednesday actually, confirmed.
There are those
(I make bold to call philistines)
Who do not care to read between the lines.
Instead, it seems to me
They boil down the tenets of philosophy.
Or conduct an enfleurage that would offend
To the end of all that is true,
The balance of a beautiful
For an example take
The issue of a mental state
Pronounced sour or cheerful:
If they judge a glass
As half empty or full.
Now to the truth of the metaphor.
Those judging the glass empty
Are too afraid to ask,
If anything can fill that vacancy
If any known substance there
Who could accomplish the task?
Those that deem the glass half full
Simply choose, (with prudence
Brave and practical)
Not to notice that
The vacancy is there at all.
Hoping that humility will
Make the struggle noble.
Enough though of water
Consider the miracle of milk!
That gives life to babies
(And young of that ilk…)
Puts clouds into cups
And a swathe as white
And more transparent
Upon a glass
When it has all been drunk.
More full of simple love grow I,
To see this token of satisfaction
Than perhaps anyone has ever been
(Although I know not, it being unseen)
Aroused at the trace of my lips
Printed like a pledge
On the edge
Of an impersonal drinking vessel.
A mark on a pale canvas
Remarking my transitory presence.
This little coat of milk
Is gentle as mother love:
Coding a nexus of nursery rhymes.
It exists in its maternal whiteness
Like a ghost’s kiss
Imprinted on the mist
Of a window-pane.
Then is the altogether empty glass
Traces life as it’s begun
And the end of existence
Through the weeping
Of the bones’ last
Reserves of calcium.
(© Copyright Pola Negri, 02/06/2016.)