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In My Net

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In My Net

In My Net
I cast my somber trap
a tattered old net
once more this morning
toward the top of the acasia tree
just as the sun begins
to wake at the eastern
slope of my day.

I hope to catch that birdsong
that nightly haunts the floating dust
in my room – circling and circling
but not in a merry dance
commencing at twilight
promising to end only when my heart
stops its beating.

The purple notes touch
each blanket thread
on my melancholy bed
kiss each carpet flint covering 
this chafed bedroom floor
they seep within every pinhole in my skin
and puncture every vein.

Twilight soon slides to midnight
and these notes perforate my eyelids
driving away portraits
of giggling green leaves
forcing out echoes of a phantom laugh
the only one I nurse
the only one I utter.

The net I toss up every day
and I only drag it down
as soon as the sun sinks 
at the deep valley
but no birdsong here
I can stare or listen, stare or listen
for all eternity --
but not a hint of  a note.

Just the heap of fallen leaves
a metaphor of old dreams
mounding in the middle
for their inevitable decay.

A blending with the elements. 
A blending with clay.

Copyright © Evee Huervana van der Walt

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  1. Date: 5/16/2012 5:41:00 AM
    welcome in the poetry soup family! enjoy your stay and write more to inspire other writers,... Filipinos are good poets right? hahaha lol!!!! smile =) this poem deserves a thumbs up!!!

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 8:14:00 AM
    Welcome Evee I was caught in your net of depressiveness. Beautifully written as a sure path to death. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 5:58:00 AM
    this is very sad but very beautiful. a wonderful poem!

    Huervana van der Walt Avatar Evee Huervana van der Walt
    Date: 5/11/2012 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ilene. That is the very purpose of the poem, to elicit sadness. Don't worry, I have poems that elicits joy as well. Will still upload later as I am new in this site.