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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Two Poems by Jason Alan Wilkinson

Two Poems by Jason Alan Wilkinson


Wake me
Wake me
in paroxysms of twilight

Its soft voice
under the trees

Spent beams
quivering in a dim arc
above faded stone

Guide me
along moss-bejeweled
thoroughfares
heraldic frescoes
of silver and blue

Let me kneel at the river’s edge
rake my fingers
through incandescent loam

Wake me
where threadbare pennons
from gothic bowers dangle

Lift me
with mornings untamed requiem

Wake me
among the dead lamps reclusive bleeding

Wake me in the twilight.

To A Circadian Rhythm
The sky is ever deliquescent
moulting ephemeral
sanguine pins
a juggernaut dancing gloveless
in the architecture
beyond torpid hostelries
words unravel characters
fall and blackened men
construct gauzy daydreams
neath a long, silent carapace
:spawning dark agents

Meadows basque
purblind and bliss-weary
travellers on the damp leaves
restored by Summer’s fawning bouquet
sprawl among those unabbreviated pastures
to catch the whim of its lingering breath

Along the floss windows blush
their scarlet panes like burnished flowers

Eyes maladjusted to Dawn
her pale torch crowning the heavens
flutter before a cascade of sharpening light

Where druids gleaned laconic wisdom
through a dusky flame
and the now derelict
moss-covered spires
with footsteps rang

Where voices trapped amid fluted yarn
spun hircine dreams
a cobbled web now
reaches to the sea.

Author’s Bio: Jason Alan Wilkinson is a writer living in New York. His work has appeared through a menagerie of small press vehicles, among which include Hazmat, Four W, Square Lake, Iconoclast, and at least one hand-stapled feminist zine. It is the philosophy of Mr. Wilkinson that while poetry may not enjoy the celebrity of days gone by, it remains a vital component of our cultural signature, and should therefore guiltlessly impel those who continue to regard its annals with wonder, ever forward. He can be reached at: jasonawilkinson@yahoo.com.

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