Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TO THE QUINTESSENCE OF CLAY


TO THE QUINTESSENCE OF CLAY  
© Farouk Asvat  

I cannot show you
The spectral gardens
That were not meant for you
The signs that barred us from the world
I cannot show you the buckshot
That would have shattered your chest

But can you see
The rusted chains
That lie in my heart
Like an anchor

That makes me want you
To stay free
Sailing as an atom and a light
Upon the winds of the universe

But still
I know
You will come
To partake in this laughter


© farouk asvat

[] composed: 09.06.1985 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

To The Quintessence Of Clay was previously published in:

     Sesame 15 (Renoster Books, Johannesburg, p23, Autumn 1992);
     A Writer In Stone: sa writers celebrate lionel abraham's 70th birthday
          ed G Friedman & R Blumenthal (David Philip, Cape Town, p183, 1998);
     A Celebration Of Flames (piquant publications, p37, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (18.09.2012);
     A Celebration Of Flames (kindle, 2014);
     A Celebration Of Flames (paperback, p39, 2014)

          Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay)
               • Qur'an 23:12 (the A. Yusuf Ali translation, Lahore, 1934).

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