Sunday, July 20, 2008
ghazal: "diplomacy's courtesy"
Responsibility must presume   a rational universe
though harboring   miracle or doom   a rational universe
what fine line exists between flexibility   and surrender?
who could gainsay how loss might fine-tune   a rational universe?
where you hold every card   we cherish diplomacy's courtesy
it's fools or inebriates who croon   "a rational universe!"
the more tortuous the slipknot   the more we're in awe of the art
philosophers but rarely buffoon   a rational universe
who flees from the sun takes a loony road   toward brilliance
night's contour necessitates a moon   a rational universe
we lately desire to think of you day and night   belovèd
December long contemplates June   a rational universe
no   Raphael isn't immune to the sway   of your decency
he delights in (like many a loon)   a rational universe