Intoxicated

 

 

Full moon.  Chill night. 

Clouds clatter across fathomless clear sky.

A blackbird calls from its sleep, a descant

To the rush of streams in snowmelt spate. 

 

Watery voices reach out:

Snatches of phrases

Twisted in the wind;

Truths beyond grasp.

 

Ancient pagan creatures dance

Through the slender torn limbs of winter trees:

Budded hands clutch at the stars in ecstasy.

 

I am intoxicated this night:

My eyes a crazy paving of divination. 

 

This tongue has tasted

Sublime nectar,

Darkest secrets.

 

Beyond the essence of knowledge,

Beyond the crawling,

The crying and the craving:

There is perfect certainty.

 

The gods are sleeping in heavenly beds,

Dreaming that all is well with the world.

 

                       

                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

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