Monday, April 19, 2010

Remember all the darkened months of waves

Remember all the darkened months of waves
by Gideon Burton

Remember all the darkened months of waves
against our midnight swimming skin the day
the other moons appeared, their humid rays
invisible, and yet we came to crave
their buoyancy along the breaking planes
of milky starlit water boiling thin
behind our lenses, down the silence trimmed
by intimacies published by the cranes
who stood observing us ascend the sky,
our naked steps uncertain on the air.
We swam, the roping moonlight taking care
to blanch the taste of salt from where we’d fly.
Remember all the waves of dread, of dark,
annihilated by these starry sparks.

Feel free to copy, imitate, remix, or redistribute this poem as long as you give proper acknowledgment of authorship. Photo: flickr - stuant63


  1. You had me at "lenses".

    Truly though, this has a wonderful feeling of warmth, longing and nostalgia.

  2. This truly brings to mind all those hot summer nights swimming in my backyard pool growing up. Lovely memories. Thanks!