Before the valkyries


The joss-sticks burning for a circumstance
when idler with the tinsel-eyes has met
again, his green-eyed mistress of absinthe
In riptides of emotions he will greet
the morning stars of this arrhythmic dance;
like nutgalls on a leaf, a stagnant beat.
But folded in his bluey — memories
of normal life before these valkyries.

The Absinthe Drinker (Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto) by Pablo Picasso

The Absinthe Drinker (Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto) by Pablo Picasso


This is a single stanza Ottava Rima (with very slanted rhymes) for the last week’s lqw words. Linked to lqw-wordle 15

December 22, 2014

16 responses to “Before the valkyries

  1. This is such a great poem – the rhythm and word choice creates an amazing resonance. The end is just perfect too.

  2. But folded in his bluey — memories
    of normal life before these valkyries.

    A fall-back on memories of old can be a real booster. Great lines Bjorn. Merry Christmas and Happy hols!

    Hank

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