Saturday, August 30, 2008
ghazal: "the case is"
The case is   that the poetry   is meditation
the basis of the poetry   is meditation
the tortoise can outstrip the hare   as Aesop noted
their race is   amid poetry   our meditation
disorientation!   what is real or false?   Maya
displaces love   and poetry   and meditation
in mazes of thought we're lost   who'll reveal the roadmap?
each phase is found in poetry   as meditation
as night departs rose dawn appears   brambling bright nights and
dark days!   this is our poetry   and meditation
O grimace   of the desert   what inspires your grin?
oasis   in the poetry   is meditation
your eyes are our light!   lead us toward your deep embrace
your gaze is known in poetry   as meditation
you pull us through vast universes   small craft put through
their paces   lost in poetry   and meditation
the knowledge of the infinite   isn't bought cheaply
bliss blazes   into poetry   in meditation
become for us   more palpable   than mere illusion
your place is   in our poetry   O meditation
your visage when unseen   where does your smile reach us?
your face is   in the poetry   and meditation
we grow distraught   when our search fails   who'l email you?
come grace us   in the poetry   and meditation
when you come   no one can stop you   when you go   you're gone
you chase us   in the poetry   and meditation
write us   we will read you!   come correct every error!
erase us   in the poetry   and meditation
protect us   where it matters!   the onslaught of Maya
won't mace us   in the poetry   and meditation
what a word is   requires   diverse definitions
a phrase is   in the poetry   our meditation
if you thaw our hearts   you'll recognize   what tears we weep
unglace us   in the poetry   and meditation
you transcend all praise   humbly   we survey your margins
your praise is   in our poetry   and meditation
none can distinguish   any more   the heads from tails
this haze is   in our poetry   and meditation
if the shoe fits   you can wear it   and wander the world
unlace us   in the poetry   and meditation
every card you deal us   brings anguish or gratitude
your ace is   in our poetry   pure meditation
your image is our refuge   your shade our ecstasy
our space is   in time's poetry   your meditation
why dwell remote?   O Nearness!   Raphael complains
embrace us   in our poetry   and meditation
[this is not yet the final version]