Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Sunday, August 07, 2005

THE SHAPE OF THE LAUGHTER OF GIRLS

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I just said yes to the universe
I just said yes to my girl
I just said yes to that vendor
Selling mangos and onions and pearls

I float in an ocean of experience
I drown in the substance of me
I wait for the children to reappear
Who sailed far off in the sea

Where is everybody going?
Where is the main event?
Who gets to fashion material
That fashions our everyday world?
I would like to conjure a flying machine
In the shape of the laughter of girls

Deep in the shadows of sunset
A man whispers to the crowd
"Somebody stole my majesty
Some things should not be allowed"

Researchers codify dragon's teeth
Lumber is stacked to the sky
Cities are built in the shape of the birds
Spread all of your wings and then fly

Where is everybody going?
Where is the main event?
Who gets to fashion material
That fashions our everyday world?
I would like to conjure a flying machine
In the shape of the laughter of girls

Put your hand in the dollhouse
Rearrange all the stuff kept inside
Introduce mayhem and wonder
Don't let all the bad people hide

What is the danger of gallantry?
Where are the threads in the seam?
Elusive and perfect and endless
I will dance all my days in the dream

Where is everybody going?
Where is the main event?
Who gets to fashion material
That fashions our everyday world?
I would like to conjure a flying machine
In the shape of the laughter of girls

I just said yes to the universe
I just said yes to my girl
I just said yes to that vendor
Selling mangos and onions and pearls

I float in an ocean of experience
I drown in the substance of me
I wait for the children to reappear
Who sailed far off in the sea

Where is everybody going?
Where is the main event?
Who gets to fashion material
That fashions our everyday world?
I would like to conjure a flying machine
In the shape of the laughter of girls

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1 Comments:

At 11:13 PM, Blogger Oscar said...

Another fine poem.

 

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