Monday, September 10, 2007
ghazal ("via the mesh")
I seek you via the mesh of roads circuitously
unsure what such a dream-march forebodes circuitously
O you long-hidden in shadowlands! we're scouting you out!
transporting ludicrous varied loads circuitously
farewells & sudden hellos comprise our commonplace lot
the usual wistfulness implodes circuitously
where poets literally listen for dawn's lyrical birds
might nature pilfer the poet's odes circuitously?
big thoughts if put in small packages as language breathes
each breath unravels a dozen modes circuitously
the vina & the sarangi tell a tenebrous tale
both birth & death will unwind their codes circuitously
the breeze prefigures God's mercy as the branches describe
trajectories of adjusting nodes circuitously
who says Raphael but shows himself cold-hearted if he
must seek your face in far-flung abodes circuitously?
should destiny kindly lend a hand to old Raphael
he'll touch your sandal at each crossroads circuitously