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Songs for December: A Sestina

January 7, 2015
By Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
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Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

In my life you shall shed light

and by the end of this July

we shall fly and the air shall sing

and the clouds shall be painted silver

(for there has already been enough rain

in the cold forehead of the mountains)


When we'll reach higher than the mountain,

and sun shall try to blind us with light,

but as the tears have already been rains

and for the air shall smell of July

We'll return the heat with our wings now silver

Upon the clouds I hope we sing.


Of journeys long and bright we'll sing

Above the proud and towering mountains

(secretly wanting to be painted silver)

Our eyes shall steal the amber light

of pearly blossoms of mid-July

coloured with tears, remnants of the rain.


But will we ever miss the rain?

Will our voices be able to sing?

And when December dethrones July

Upon the base of the long dried mountain,

as we dance on the waves of light

will we even know our gold from silver?


And what of the time when our hair shines silver-

and the land cracks with songs for the rain,

the clouds will  make way for light

What if for pain our hearts will sing-

will faith alone move mountains,

allow our lives to stay in July?


So lately I've been stealing July

saving it in boxes of silver

where I've hidden the view of the mountain

(and also the dreaded pain of the rain)

Upon time's wrath I shall then sing

and Decembers will glow with our light.


In this light of fresh July,

I sing of you and waters silver

of rains as they fall upon the mountain.

The author's comments:

Preparation for time, if you will.

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