Jupiter in Scorpio [poem]

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on this strangely serene and glistering night
of distant echo sounds and noises nothingness
shuts tight its sleepless eyes and opens a door
to somewhere way beyond what fathermother
taught us lives behind its lantern-coloured
lintels or the splinters of its shiny self unhinged
restored clean-beamed and damascened
then gold from heaven’s alchemy was poured
(for such alluring doors can never be ignored)

i bow before my Maker’s tapestry (and which
they call the sky, although i name it history
and future rolled up into one) but yet i gauge
the story’s almost done (though very rarely here
i cry to see the tragedy of narcissus on earth and
if you wonder why i will confide in you my tears
now fall to ground for joy and wonderment alone)
Dependent on the symmetry of starry schemes,
i drown me in the footsteps of my gilded dreams

© Alan Morrison, 2017

2 thoughts on “Jupiter in Scorpio [poem]

    djsbzbee said:
    Oct 11, 2017 at 4:30 am

    This is really beautiful. I would like to comment more but I’m turning in for the night—so tired. Will catch up soon!

    Liked by 1 person

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