in the monsoon: a memory (for Lan)

each day has two brilliant suns –
that which blesses us all
and your visage  heaven on earth
may it bless me always
each night has an infinity of stars
and a myriad of gentle gusts –
those of the flawless silent points of light
and those of the wandering song of earth
but it is your eyes which impact me
and it is your mouth that tempts me
I listen to rain’s streaming voice that says
in drop after drop unceasingly
‘heart of your heart is she   your heart she is’
oh benign limpid waters   oh tears from heaven
are your sweet words prophecy or hope against hope
they do not answer these little mouths of the rain
but say again and again once again
‘heart of your heart is she   your heart she is’

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

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