Monday, May 23, 2011

Hungry Dream

Painting by Nicolas Tournier 1625

Hungry Dream

They gather
round the table
and gawk, chairs
pulled in tight
as a parking lot

a lute player
with the face
of a Nubian god
stalks sweet
creamy pathos

as a soothsayer
woos scry-glass
with machisimo
and class

but over goblets
of aching wine
the poet
struts words
hard in my eyes

his black nymphs
rock summer
to heaven
in a hot cradle

Tess Kincaid
May, 2011

Posted over on her site Willow Manor
Listed as #1 over on Magpie Tales 67

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