Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hellenic sounds: poetry by Bettina Helen Massie, a resident of Greece

Hellenic sounds: poetry by Bettina Helen Massie, 
a resident of Greece

 
1.
ALAN, HYDRA, 1986

Yesterday at sunset he played
a duet with Daphne
in the stone-walled garden of her
Captain's mansion
Spanish guitar and ebony flute
under the ancient tree
but then he came home and made love
to me

2.
ALL AT ONCE

In dewlicked, redlapped morning
in earliest time
with
all the cock's feathers shaken
like quilts out of windows
at their First cry: awaken
in dewlapped, red-ricked dawning
of pearliest time, and
love me then
under all the star-waning,
red-fringed sky.

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