Tag Archives: stars

genius loci

near year’s end I stand
beneath the oak shorn of leaves
dreaming stars unseen

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

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sleepless, watching the heavens at 1 a. m.

wind-blown coracle
westward sails by stars half-dimmed:
gibbous moon, clear sky

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

failing the test

last night, viewing stars
while I walked home from the pond,
I kept losing count.

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

Under the stars and crescent moon

I fall to my knees
to revere night’s hushed beauty.
I rise, legs muddied…

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

peep show

night’s myriad eyes
peer through the pane as we kiss…

then clouds intervene

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

litany in praise of her beauty (for Lan)

– living gold that puts the sun to shame
– surface of dream in the full moon’s light
– coolness that burns the fingers that touch it
– whiteness that awes me in the bed’s shadows
– expanse of sweetness in my fond embrace
– pure vastness of nerves singing
– sentient snow that melts my senses
– living parchment where is written all that beauty knows
– smooth encampment of love
– fragile swathe poised for romps of passion
– fleshy fabric full of stars
– lively song primed for touching like lilies at nightfall
– delicate off-white silk of kisses on the wind
– brilliance embued with panting dawn
– tangible lyrics of clouds in the heavens
– firm milky sea over which sails the craft of my mouth
– very fine net that ensnares without fail my every glance
– steady caprice of the swan gliding
– palpable cooing of white doves
oh, dearest love, there aren’t words enough
or time…

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

The Geminids 2015 – an allegory

meteors unseen
hidden with the stars by clouds
but still there falling

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015