Thursday, June 23, 2011

Life, Love, Loss

If Whitman College has logs of poetry submitted to contests at the school the original version of this poem should be among them.
Ode To A Bad Trip should definitely be among the English class logs from my second year at Whitman College.

Life, Love, Loss
by Robert Paul Gass (aka Imagines Vinco aka Ultionem Vinco)
Mundane events of life engross the soul
Amidst the supple soil to grasp with clay
And living life as matter clouds the whole
Perception warding off the lights of day.
Diurnal love of joint delights uplifts
To airy sanctuary shedding soils
As burning passion brief illumines gifts
Of bliss in rapture warm above the toils.
Exposed to loss lament engulfs the flight
As oceanic waters dense increase
The thirst by drops of salt descending trite
Aspects and parched the flames of passion cease.
In love a refuge spurning mist the soul
Is freed from fetters foreordained to dole.

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