21 February 2012

staircase poem 14

international poetry
wild mountain thyme
the scotch downstairs
distilled with water
from the highlands

readings as dialogue
amongst civilizations
or the poets thereof
here in the academy
glade in the forest

across the agean sea
today's nostalgic seek
plato's garden as if
he carved his name
in a stone bench or tree

they say he talks of trouble
poets might cause governments
falling like forests before
land-clearing bulldozers
poem song chant anthem

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