Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Timeless Beauty

how i longed for the birth of light
before the day of wonder
a future full of promise
yet, in this land of anguish and hunger,
the road to the Golden Grove
is not for the faint-hearted

but there is hope under the mushroom cloud
as the rainbow lorikeet sings,
and the moon dances
in the gentle waves,
my humble heart brims with joy
i tweet the wonders of Terra Australis

indeed, there is so much fun in
this desolate land of ravishing beauty
a land of terrible fruitfulness;
nurturing my dreams on the fatal shore
waltzing with me in silence; purifying my thoughts;
writing the first stanza of my being

it is a land of infinite tenderness, a utopian enclave
of artistic splendour, of heroic virtues of the Dreamtime
leaping into love like a new moon in my orbit
drawing my soul into her luminous heart
blending unrequited longing with endless boredom
even with all these loaves and fishes

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

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