Thursday, July 22, 2010

La Luna y La Malecon

Moon over the Atlantic
elevated, we
eyes to see
the night
through moving ships
and mystery
and history
illuminating sea & city-scapes
cloud-captured shadows
outlined by the Malecon,
the stone wall
concrete interpretations
of beauty & necessity
across the ages
elemental shifts quickly captivating
the distribution of perception
water, like a living hallucination
a charcoal sleet
at the edge of the city's feet
whetting the palette of time
everlasting motion
same moon over the shifting ocean
and the ever-embellished
shifting of Mankind

VI, La noche en Habana, Cuba
June 21-22, 2010

1 comment:

  1. I love the imagery of shifts in perspective caused by the distribution of our collective perception. It really encapsulates our infatuation with oil, cheap (junky, health destroying, chemical laden...)food, pharmaceuticals, corporate ideology undergirding it all... I don't want to go off on a rant or anything.

    The ocean and moon go on while we play, change, rethink and start over again.

    I like your poem!