Sunday, June 12, 2016

Three Poems by Jonathan Beale

To a Blind Poet


Containment of bones
He is as blind
As the other side
Of the door
Wondering across
the Nevada desert

The tempests
Trip over some
Memory of
A once better time

The night dogs
Howl & spit
To the moon
This four dimensional
Dream compressed
In some
Dark & dank
Blind woody


Sculpting the effigies
Of a not too
Distant past
The flames of the
Seek air & fuel


The tigers trawl through
The savannah
Of snow and ice
In the slums of
raw & orange days
identifies the
cause and calumny


The tattooist draws
Blood while swapping
For ink & design
The markings cover
And identify


Gargoyles Stony glaze from the outside wall
Watching, waiting, listening for the fall

Low Mood Months

The eyes slowly sag
With the expiring October
The day of the day brings
a new opening:  a new gate
into another garden, most
would rather not enter.
The leaves red fire
Cannot fire a passion
In these low mood months
The expiring light
Chased away by the
Freezing cold wind--
Hides behind the blankets
And the wood fires
Cinders breathe some
Hope, some life, some light . . . 

Every New Rome

In this new Rome.
This just minted
This absolute &
This eternal city.
Glowing on
Into the deep long night
Take your chance
Grab a handful
Drink & eat, drink and eat.
Until you are satisfied.

Jonathan Beale has 400 plus poems published in such journals as Decanto, Penwood Review, The Screech Owl, Danse Macabre, Danse Macabre du Jour, Poetic Diversity, Voices of Israel in English, Miracle E-zine, Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal, The Journal, Ink Sweat & Tears, Down in the Dirt, The English Chicago Review, Mad Swirl, Poetry Cornwall, Leaves of Ink, Ariadne's Thread, Bijou Poetry Review, Calvary Cross, Dead Snakes Review, The Bitchin Kitsch, Poetry by Birkbeck alumnus, The Dawntreader, I am not a Silent Poet, Pyrokinection, Festival of Language, Festivalwriter, Don't Be Afraid:  An Anthology of Seamus Heaney, Ygdrasil, The Four Seasons Anthology, The Seventh Quarry, Van Gogh's Ear Anthology, The Curly Mind, The Beatnik Cowboy, and Dali's Love Child.

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