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Sunday, November 06, 2005

"Vertical Clouds"

This one is influenced by our recent trip to Europe, where many castles dot the landscape and bless our very soul, in some mysterious way.

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"VERTICAL CLOUDS"
a verse by Avi Abrams

See a castle growing out of the mountain's rock -
Does it have roots there
or does it belong to the clouds?

Its towers answer with a
sparkling gleam of a setting sun
reflected on a stained-glass windows.

Is there a face there?
or is it just a smile, born of
a delicate thrust of archways and turrets
toward the melancholy sky.

No castle is ever alone among the scenery.
Whenever it plays host to
the inquisitive clouds,
or
acts as a candlestick to the moon

-- your heart grows stronger
in an amber drop of Permanence
caught between a rock and the sky.

Is it a gate?
or is it a reflection of Heaven
trickling down
into the meadows below?

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