117509  Poems Read Home Login

 Spirit Chimes

Voices from an Empty Land

I opened the gate to some sort of heaven
and all around were trees packed in green,
rain hanging like tinsel from the bloated air
and jungles that dared the weak to live,
then opened some hearts and heard strange
voices muttering something about
thirst and sand
that drinks the sky,
wave after wave of the dead's
silver breath
where the angels don't shine
like those nights that wash the day.

Cloaked like a Bedouin woman
was this atlas of finely-ground
dreams that looked like sand and
rasping spirits that sang
the siren's lullaby
behind that fertile veil.

No faraway place is hell
but anywhere we stay too long,
any banquet without end is famine;
the feast of fire, Midas' inedible gold.
So the voices rise to any god who
will hear:
more, more,
and the answer they receive
is more rain with more thirst,
more waves of chatter upon
the endless sands.  

Patricia Joan Jones

To read more of my work go to: My Poetry List

©2000 - 2022, Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]   [ Search ]

dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
poeticjihadabulateefbabatundeamerikkkasmosthatedmuslimpoet Muslims Favorite Poet - Your New Favorite Site Feedback and critique requested  
author3578 Poetry by author3578 - Welcome to Janet's Planet critique requested.  
somanystylz Poetry by somanystylz - Feedback and critique requested.  
norrie5 Message in poetry - personalised poetry, red heartshaped bottle extra special gift for a loved one  
waterdragon Our Next Poet Laureate! YAYA! - Remarkable contemporary poetry by award-winning author of Out of Cullen Street (A House of Madness)  

reflections     beautyis4ever      dreamweaver      poetry2071      dcdrifter  View All Poets
Newest Item: far from the here and now
she tiptoes eyes wide open ready to embrace surrender a marionette dancing un ... More
Added: 2022-05-03  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites