Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]
Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous impressions; verbal magic and even childish jingles; at times the popular 8-syllable verse (ballad metre). Free verse, with lamenting poetic moods, even satire (poems inside-out). Here are a few more of his recently written poems. Rosa Peñaloza.
Lamenting Poetic Moods
By Dennis Siluk
Spring Scene: Rain
Dusk descends. A mist
Note: #670 [5/16/05]; inspired by the rain;
Ancient ruins, hidden away
A scent of silence?resides
A cheerful breeze clashes my knees
In the quiet corners of
We are Christians, but have
We are ecclesiastical but
We have no roots, but we
It is a land of everyone
We have the mountain and sky
We love God, with or
It should be made clear-
Death, money and beer!
(And most folks hate poetry
Our youth and Congress
Are on a road that leads to lies!
As for me-
Weakness rides the humans of life!
He feels wronged and thus, suffers
They are many; but they exist, they
The poor?the poor! He slaps their face;
Weakness rides the humans of life!
Crazed eyes, shoulders high, high:
Bow down your head ol' poet-
To dig today?
Ol' barbaric poet!
He summons you to his den-
Your blood stained brows
Closer, closer, I see you now
Bow down, bow down, Ol' poet
Forgive me Lord, I tired
And black-roses at festivals:
Evangeline of Lima
Evangelina of Lima,
Awoken in her breasts
Warmth at the request
For her hand in marriage
But obsession to gamble
Woud tare his heart away
As he squandered her fortune
But fortune would have it so,
She died a solid wife-
To save her husbands honor
Note: Inspired by Ricardo Palma, and his "Peruvian Traditions". Being a licensed counselor for many years, and schooled in psychology, and addictions, this case he writes about, was most interesting to me, and therefore I wrote my poem with it as an example. I do not feel I have taken anything away from his writings, and was careful to observe this.
Poet/Author, Dennis Siluk, http://dennissiluk.tripod.com
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