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kiss upon my face

kiss upon my face

The lights are dim above the asphalt roads, 
while midnight shines its blackish hue of smalt;
I knew the Northern ranges' nightly codes,
the dissonance of hurting stars and vault.

Above the melted ice the sky's grimace
has sent the birds to emigrate for life; 
some scattered neon lights and epigraphs, 
advert with street signs like a cutting knife.

The images disperse, at random thrown, 
while sky descended on the station's ell, 
escaping light, the landscape is windblown
and Greyhound buses round me, roaring dwell.

The Abyssos has opened to engulf
my stare and thoughts; she aggregates above; 
the windy howl resounds alike a wolf
who greets this season with his wrong octave.

Her form reflects above, where light bedims, 
immense her depth that prunes with freezing wit, 
bequeathing darkness on the decks and brims, 
becomes the destination of our grit.

I saw her in that depth, a symbol grave; 
have never known who listened, laughed or wept; 
but knew the swirl of flakes on my enclave, 
the nimbus quilt that covered those who slept.

The trees became this landscape's odd gendarmes, 
and thin, persistent drops my features trace, 
an old and faithful call my soul becharms, 
with their relentless kiss upon my face.

© 10-17-2011, G. Venetopoulos, All rights reserved
(Iambic pentameter)


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  1. Date: 9/23/2014 10:55:00 AM

    Great one read thrice to understand! U always go in for tougher forms, this probably ur fav one! Brilliant rhyming words, exclusive poetry!
  1. Date: 9/23/2014 8:33:00 AM

    I read your poems always to grasp the iamb element, but still as a child I am walking on four feet, Giorgio

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