Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dragon's Embrace

image borrowed from Edwood 2011

Dragon’s Embrace

There I was
beyond the curtain, piercing the veil
as I reclined in meditation,
awakening to the arrival of quiet
billowing gray-white clouds that filtered
in through the high barred windows
thirty feet above,
moving to hover directly above me,
that suddenly erupted with twin bolts
of kundalini embrace,
-- white lightning --
of kundalini embrace
that suddenly erupted with twin bolts,
moving to hover directly above me,
thirty feet above
in through the high barred windows,
billowing gray-white clouds that filtered,
awakening to the arrival of quiet
as I reclined in meditation,
beyond the curtain, piercing the veil,
there I was. 


Cold Case

Rock stars too often deified,
being adrift in a kayak,
without any radar,
your ideas ready to pop
with tons of stats,
used to solve the murdrum,
this being your civic
duty, a much higher level
of pure investigation, Madam. 

Glenn Buttkus

April 2013

Posted over on dVerse Poets FFA

Would you like the author to read these Palindrome poems to you?


Laurie Kolp said...

Love the arrival of quiet... both are great, Glenn. Yes, it was very challenging, but I do like a good challenge.

Brian Miller said...

ha, i def like the mirror effect of the first one...ha and you made it come across coherently as well...

and lol, yes rock stars adrift for me think of corso a bit

Anonymous said...

Nice weaving of the palindromes in the second one. The first is not quite perfeect to form, but it's better for that. What you have is a poem, not the solution to a puzzle.

Claudia said...

smiles...nice job on both of them glenn.. i too liked the mirror effect in the first

Janine Bollée said...

I always like the suggestive way you offer to read to us. Who could refuse? With a voice like that the words don't really matter. Like music.

Anonymous said...

"There I was", so simple, so spiritual, and so powerful.

Bodhirose said...

Good job, Glenn...especially love the first one with the kundalini energy. I used to do kundalini yoga back in the day!

Scarlet said...

Rock stars are over rated ~ I specially like the second one, with the play on words ~

The first one though, I thought you have to roll it around, not just copy the line or repeat it on the second part ~

Anyway, both are lovely offerings ~

Anonymous said...

There I was...the perfect way to start a poem about a kundalini experience. Wouldn't it be great to write something that would create such an experience in the reader?

That would be magic!

Heidi said...

i liked both of them especially the first and enjoyed listening to you read it.

TCPC said...

loved the first one...two sides with the verse! each having a standing of its own!!

liked the second in the spirit of the form of the verse!!

Alta said...

This is cool!