In Honor of International Poetry Day
March 21, 2016
I dreamed I was a mighty whale
And you a majestic white horse,
Who lived on an arid plain so stale
You couldn’t find love’s source.
My habitat was a blue green cove
Where I often swam and dove,
And though our forms were sealed by fate
We found we could communicate.
You often came to a cliff edge
Where you could see me swim.
You found a path beyond the ledge
Where you followed your precious whim
To step gingerly down the path
Through thorns to my white sand beach
Where you could touch my warm moist bath
Allowing me to teach
Of joys of life and joys of love
From many years ago
Beyond the strife of thorns above
In precious realms below.
But when I looked at your foreleg
I saw a bloody stream
Of bright red ooze from thorny peg
Nightmare within a dream.
I bade you join my moist pleasure,
But you couldn’t stand the sting,
I gave the secret of my treasure,
The balm for which men sing.
Your hooves dug deep you wouldn’t weep
You found my amber ball.
You stove it in, released within
Its vapor raised the pall.
Now free to run and have some fun
You galloped in the surf;
You ducked your head into the foam,
Then dove into my turf.
We swam and dove inside my cove
Until on one deep dive
We surfaced for breath, defeating death
And flew up up alive.
We flew above your arid plain
And dripped our splashing waters
And everywhere our bodies dripped
The trees gave birth to daughters.
We cavorted nearly every day
Until the plain was lush
And then returned unto the bay
Where we found your belly plush.
With the fruits of love’s wisdom
Transcending our kingdom
Of time and space we all know
Our child brought our freedom
To fathom the wisdom
Of leaving life’s flow to love’s glow.
Previously published under the pen name DAVID GERRITSAN. Copyright 1993 Donald L. Conover
© Robertplotz | Dreamstime.com
“Breaching Humpback Whale”
© Viktoria Makarova | Dreamstime.com
“White Horse Run Gallop”BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS