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At the confluence stands the sage
Directing traffic of divine centuries,
Gluons, microns, universes and the laughter bird

The laughter bird is afloat, his wings
Drip cold and soothing fractals
Morphed out of innocent play
And the desire for play
Small, large, star shaped, flower petalled fractals
Keep falling like snowflakes through my lazy evening

Portals that were wide open throughout the long
		And dazzling day
And played welcome to ten trillion suns
Detaching each from other at lightning speed
From mother broth, carrying heat and
Light, riding the swift shuttle of invisibility
To arrive at my portals, and alight
Joining other streaming suns throughout 
		My long long day

Vespers, now
Now the old doorkeeper
Is pulling the portals shut, and Night
The Vedic Night, the Night for whom the
Hymns of succour and supplication are sung
To protect us from fierce tigers, and the
Country wolf, succour for me and mine
And those who dwell in ancient hamlets, those
That stand guard on moonlit fields in winter,
Birds with beaks dipping in warm and furry feather high up on the trees of night,
And the shadowy corners of our minds, also
The deep deep well inside where innocent
And sultry Semite lasses draw water for Job,
Or Jacob, or Jesus, or simply me

There, for that, but for that,
We were the flying caravan of white on blue
Flying, flying, flying endlessly
Lest we were caught by soft and welcome hands
Of the bubbling laughter of Eternity.

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  1. Date: 6/4/2011 11:10:00 PM
    wow, great imagery and such a dreamy quality this has. Very nicely done! Imaginative.

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 9:06:00 AM
    Another excellent write from you...enjoyed.Thanks for your inspiring words at my poem'Desire of a rippling stream'.I wrote it today itself for the contest..thanks again..