Saturday, August 19, 2017

Breaking Bars for Bells

Breaking Bars for Bells
by Robert Paul Gass
The barrel organ sewn between the ears
Was heavy trapezoidal trave for gyve
Of trammel over face  to blind with tiers
And bar the bells beneath the mass alive.
The thrusting force and gnawing jaw begot
The space from fleshy mass to wooden roof
And walls' metallic burden long with knot
Usurped trapeziform and hung as hoof.
The winder winding down with pauses pressed
The center pinned as layers burst with might
In long travail the pressure's sudden rest
As welkin opened blinding chimes of light.
The thunderbolt of Indra broke the bleak
And dazed with flood reverberating peak.