‘Greed and Sorrow’ Swipe 4/5: Transformations Poems (Book 11)

29 Jan

TRANSFORMATIONS

George Braque Metamorphoses

February 2013-March 2014

17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

See the Transformations Page for more details or the ‘Present Collaborations’ Tab

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Poems Inspired by Book 11

.Featuring:

 Nat Hall and Greg Mackie

_

Dream Maker 

by Nat Hall

.

Morpheus
son of sleep,
………..god of dreams & spirits;
………………………heaver of dreams
……………………………………..commands Iris
…………like sole messenger of your deeds,
never leaves me in a chasm.

Let me feel her thousand hues slide through heavens;
heavy eyelids in a palace of steam…
How did you dare to
dance with me,
and drown
lost love
deep
inside waves?

Now, all is left
………..glides as a ghost,

là où tout n’est qu’ordre et beauté,
luxe, calme et volupté*

© Nat Hall 2014

*) with grateful thanks to Monsieur Baudelaire

.

WINGS DIVINE

by Greg Mackie

.

Once a man,

a man no more,

I rise and dive

and rise again,

 

above ridges of silver

and dirt-grey

shadow troughs,

clasping

writhing flesh;

fast blood

 

falling

 

on a wild

granite sea.

 

Alien now,

past actions,

past passions.

 

Alien now,

that internal logic

of drowning sailors,

and anguished lovers

staring out

towards

a dying

sun.

.

Once a man,

a man no more,

I used to walk

along this shore.

.

My steps have faded,

dissolved in time –

I died and rose

on wings divine.

.

.

You can find more about Nat and Greg here:

Nat Hall

http://nordicblackbird.weebly.com/index.html

https://twitter.com/nordicblackbird

Greg Mackie

http://frenzyofflies.wordpress.com/

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One Response to “‘Greed and Sorrow’ Swipe 4/5: Transformations Poems (Book 11)”

  1. nordicblackbird January 29, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    Reblogged this on nordicblackbird and commented:
    The voyage continues 🙂 #Transformations #Ovid #Metamorphoses

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