Since I haven't written an original poem for today, I'm shamelessly borrowing one of my poet friend Lee McCormack's latest works. He's well-worth reading, so enjoy!
Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.
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A Transparency: Between Desire and Resistance
You can take me if you want
I’ve been taken before
but never this far
between the haunting
image imagined and soul
some god’s reflected animal skin
as I tread on the bones
of progress littering
Take me, return me again
to a lover's spinning ocean
of dirt and water
as I joyfully cling
to this brief form of matter
born to relish in flesh
every desired sin
for — as Blake said —
What you don't do now
you will do then.
And there will be a dance
of molecules and cells
as we change
partners, a rhythmic
prancing and rearrangement
of all we believed before
body’s civilization fell
and the feared unknown
became a welcomed known,
while we reel and spin in solar wind
blowing through this living skin.
Then may we forgive
and be forgiven
and in mercy forget
the hesitant steps
that led from possession
to any compassionate breath
taken to ease life in
a suffering, animal world.
LHM © 2014
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