lornapoetry by davidjoannes, february, 2001


beneath) her steady strength:
bequeathed from
someplace past the
highsky lies
of flimsy flowers’ elegancy

to hold her hand
across careless streets and
dancedancedance sweet…

her shiningsmile serenading
kings to their knees
luminous twinkling in
her eyes terrifies
starry galaxies’ crinkling majesty

her beautystrength is the terror
of jealous stars

torrential skies pour liquidpebbles
upon defenceless flowerpetals
(the brutal stoning
of delicate beauty)
she is the whisper of
flimsy flowers’ fragilestrength elegancy

“hero!hero!” from the flood calls she
lady: your fragilestrength
arouses in me

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