A Poem: The Lagoon | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

A Poem: The Lagoon 

Fevered sleep racked with rain
Adrift inside the black lagoon;
The beasts below, they know my name.

The spectral pool remains unchanged
Cast in dank primeval gloom;
Fevered sleep racked with rain.

My soggy skiff pitches and sways
I sense the deep and know my doom;
The beasts below, they know my name.

My father stands the silent crane
On the bank he does not move;
Fevered sleep racked with rain.

Shadows swift with fins and fangs
Guard the truth long entombed;
The beasts below, they know my name,

Writhing through my flooded brain.
The sky is green, I see no moon;
Fevered sleep racked with rain
The beasts below, they know my name.

Tags: , , ,

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Poem: Symposium

    A poem by Stephanie Ann Slepian.
    • Jan 1, 2016
  • Poem: Suicide

    A poem by Will Nixon.
    • Feb 1, 2016

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Habitat for Artists Opening Weekend

Fri., Aug. 18, 12-5 p.m. — WAAM's 2nd season of Habitat for Artist kicks off 8/18. Habitat For...
Maggie Rothwell: Rocking the Gazebo @ Tivoli Free Library

Maggie Rothwell: Rocking the Gazebo

Fri., Aug. 18, 6-7 p.m. — Singer/songwriter, Maggie Rothwell, plays guitar and sings all your favorite songs from...

View all of today's events

Latest in Poetry

Hudson Valley Tweets