Tuesday, February 24, 2009


for Doutsjé

I am a ballerina , dancing in the sea-storm

at first light. I move in words, In leaps of light

In swirls and blurs of colour. I am joy.

I am all life rejoicing at being alive.

An announcer, An emblem –

More than this – I am poetry in motion

I am phrases, an alphabet of golds and greens.

I am leaves. I am stem and bud, bulb and roots.

I am trumpet, and frill, and abandon.

I am anther, sap, corolla, and pollen –

The early bees delight in me –

Even the sun and moon bow down before me.

For I am Narcissus. I love myself!

Come look upon me.

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