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The Temperate Valley

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The Temperate Valley

 Lie on rock
Think of feathers
While this cave keeps me sheltered 

I’ve slept like any man
Crawling through dreams
As bones curl
Round, like limp branches
On an empty willow.
And hair dampens in our quiet cellar
Or like an old rope, lost in trampled mud.
Pale skin, creased and folded,
Folding over.
Murmured withdrawals
As the face drips down,
Down, to where the fleas feed on inviting fingers.

But I’ve tossed and turned
And tussled with my thoughts
To wake screaming in unfamiliar rooms.
Dusk to dawn,
The smell of a burning nest,
Yet I lay still on a crushed pillow
Waiting for something and nothing
As the outside claws at the half open windows.
And the birds seem to sound like sirens.

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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Complex verses gives haunting feel of a person looking inward struggling and searching for contentment. Has a sort of T. S. Eliot quality...:)

    Asoll Avatar Aiden Asoll
    Date: 8/31/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha yeah, interesting you say that, suppose it would be T.S Eliot styled, I wrote it when I was 16 and studying him as part of school. Where I got the title from as well, thanks for the comment :)