Poem: Drink | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Poem: Drink 

I scribbled poetry at 11
Hope, peace, hungry tongues
Burgeoned perfume from my
New pen
Shiny, streaming, eternal
Black ink.

I painted plum-dusk at 13
Wind-swept fires and ghost stalks
Alit the adolescent hills and
Fresh fields
Continuous sunshine, moonshine
Haphazard ink.

I took ribbons irreverently at 16
Talent, potential…
Bloating lethargy inside my belly
Steady tide
Humming youth, living pen and
Black ink.

In bed, weak, at 21
Pink and brown circles
Fold cheaply against my body
Empty-eyed
Inspiration dry and sparse faucet drips
Depredating drink.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Sculptures and Paintings by Susan Lisbin @ HiLo Catskill

Sculptures and Paintings by Susan Lisbin

May 17-July 21 — The artist, Susan Lisbin will have an art reception, Friday, May 17th...

View all of today's events

Chronogram on Instagram

Latest in Arts & Culture