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“Some New Poems”…..Perhaps some tanka.

December 28, 2017

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(Just a year ago, I published “A Seasoning of Lust”, second edition, at Amazon.com)

How could I forget

The beauty of the pale moon!

A face of sorrow

Growing thin upon the tide

A face of desperation.

crescent-moon

Shooting star crosses

Upended bowl of deep night

Imagination

Fires with excited gaze.

A moment– and all is gone.

Rain and moon tonight

Creates a confusion

Moon hides behind clouds

Fleeting clouds filter the rain

Moon appears, shoots silver darts.

When I saw your head

Upon the pillow we shared

Was this forever?

I am left with a pillow

That holds a ghost in the down.

Autumn wind startles–

Lowered to an ominous

Key—Ah! Mournful sounds!

The fat mountain deer listen-

Add their bellowing sorrow.

The moon floats on wisps

Of clouds extending outward

Tendrils of white fire

Blanketing the universe

Gauzy ghosts of nothingness.

-Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2017 (some of these poems were published in “A Seasoning of Lust”, Amazon.com, 2016


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