Poem: “Dream of Summer”

Lying on our backs
Cool grass beneath us
The air of summer nights
Caresses our skin, one by one
Each blossom undresses and
The wafting the smell of jasmine,
Incense from a thousand ivory censers
Sanctifies the gentle wind—
Blow you gentle wind,
And bear that subtle fragrance
Over the sleeping and
And you and I, we peer
Between two leaves of a linden tree—
Leaves that whisper in a tongue
We have long since forgotten—
And see into a time greater by far
Than our lives will compass
Deeper than our eyes can fathom
Or our minds can comprehend.

And what are these light-years
But the blink of an eye—
The spark from a blacksmith’s hammer
The click of a deadbolt
Or a memory from childhood
The shadow of a thought
A fleeting speech we don’t remember
That leaves but its fading echo
As ripples in the pool
Of our understanding
Fracturing the image into shards
That we are charged to recollect
Over our lives together—
Against the backdrop of infinity?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. nikoleta kyprianidis says:

    ..nobody writes like you, Charles ❤️

    Theoria-press △⃒⃘ schrieb am Mi., 1. Apr. 2020, 22:32:

    > Max Leyf posted: “Lying on our backs Cool grass beneath us The air of > summer nights Caresses our skin, one by one Each blossom undresses and The > wafting the smell of jasmine, Incense from a thousand ivory censers > Sanctifies the gentle wind. We peer between two leaves Of a ” >

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  2. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
    there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass,
    the world is too full to talk about.
    Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
    doesn’t make any sense. ~ Rumi

    Nice to meet you.

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