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Fountain of Youth

by seanfarragher 

Posted: 22 February 2005
Word Count: 80
Summary: Traditional Valentine's Day Poem 2-14-05
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Fountain of Youth

Cast the sky in silver skin;
let it breathe its open ends
when you and I are raised
upon the tree as arms extend--
clasp finger with ripe fruit,
crush of Venus, swollen cleft
where rivers blend lips spend
daylight from gray vaults
every cell renews whole cloth.

I watch your eyes retrieve the dark
My mouth has stars and broken ark
We live together as fields are sowed
in the next chapters we are not old.

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Beanie Baby at 10:59 on 22 February 2005  Report this post
I absolutely love this poem! I read a lot of poetry (in truth it is all I ever read theses days!) and every so often I come across one which just takes my breath away. This is one of those. It is beautifully written, rhytmnic, full of imagery. A lovely, lovely piece of work.

Hamburger Yogi & PBW at 13:22 on 22 February 2005  Report this post
A contemplative, well-considered composition with a mature, 'classical' mood. I appreciated the assonance in this poem.

Hamburger Yogi

laurafraser at 19:06 on 23 February 2005  Report this post
I ditto everything that Beanie says above!


seanfarragher at 21:06 on 23 February 2005  Report this post
I appreciate your response to this poem. It is a style I used in the past and have brought back. On my site seanfarragher.com there is poem Wild Child. It uses assonance and is lyric and imagistic.



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