Haiku #755

755.

Drowned, advice blossoms;
Hopeless as watering shrubs
In heavy rainstorms.

Karyotype

Trapped in illusions
I myself have caused,
This world continuously
Seeping people as
Exfoliants strip us all
From its existential pores;
I do not want your phones,
I do not want your cars,
I want to be alone,
I want to be unadored.

These thoughts, then,
With contours like enormous
Connected isopleths
Conformed, in time,
To new rhubarb leaves
In my compost-sodden borders,
They themselves shaped
Like a huge rose-breasted
Bird’s throne, although
The red-throated male
Reincarnated and his chair
Became fit only for
A cutpurse with enemas,
For that’s what rhubarb
Is best-known for, a purge,
Or repurposed and reworked
Rhubarb-threads into
The hem of a green dryad’s
Arboreal wedding dress.

Obscene protusion,
How thoughts appear,
A universe’s canula
Dripfeeds iodine,
Feeds my vernacular,
Suppresses my dreams
In false vanillas.
Yet this annual resplendent
Explosion of rhubarb
Reminds me of reasons
And the seasons encoded
For this existence’s
Unknowable purpose,
And in that singular moment
I wanted a phone,
And I wanted a car,
I did not want to be alone,
And I would have travelled
No matter how far,
In that moment reborn
As The Stone Roses sang,
I wanna be adored,
Drifting through into
My waking thoughts,
A garden party next door,
A tournament match,
I woke with seccateurs
Held in my left hand,
Needle in vinyl,
Seeds upon grass.

Skylark Song

I find a form of comfort
In the ley-like lines,
Dowsing in our jumpers,
Rains from time to time.
A nimble skylark hopping
Between sharp rose hip drops,
Blessed as ivy on the tor
And snow on mountaintops.
Deft she pirouettes through thorns
Which prick a human finger;
I recalled a union there
Wherein my heart she lingers.
If you see a skylark rare
Within a trellised vine,
Consider how the heartbeat there
Is more and more divine.

Vabbe Verbena

Vabbe Verbena,
Contro il recinto ora appoggiato,
Dove stavo pulendo le finestre
Al Palazzo della Verlina.

Ho salito acutamente una scala
Sopra i salici che piangono
Perché sono nato peccatore;
Abbiamo tutti i nostri inizi.

Abbiamo fatto l’amore fino al tramonto
Giorni di merletti e pigrizia,
Rosa svestiti e servizi da tavola
Di insalata, primavera.

E sebbene il mio cuore stesse battendo,
Tali momenti sono ancora fugaci,
Le lancette del tempo sono indifese
Carta da parati preraffaellita che si scioglie.

Quindi non importa, mia cara,
Per la scala che scivola, cade,
Dove tutte le mie speranze sono state deluse
Sul Palazzo della Verbena.