Tuesday, September 23, 2014

THE BARRIER

THE BARRIER  
© Farouk Asvat  

We break bread in some quiet corner
Reliving the quieter moments of our lives.

     But the years have stilled the passion;
     The magic bond is broken.
     And you mark your distance
     Keeping your lively green eyes shuttered
     Refusing entry to the brooding soul.

          And thus distanced
          The schism widens

                    So much, I have wanted the essence:
                    To feel the fragrance of freshness
                    To dance to your lively eyes
                    To drink the troubled soul
                    Kiss the compassionate smile.
                    So much I have wanted.

               But too much have I fed on misery
               To live in whitewashed fairyland;
               Too much been part of the suffering
               For you to stand the strain of my existence
               For you to come to me
               To be my fantasy
               Be my only reality.

                    So far apart in so many ways
                    So much closer than closer friends
                    The evening air whispers
                    Almost with a sigh

               Outside, the wind stirs
               Black clouds gather with vengeance;
               The first drops have fallen;
               And in the stillness
               The night is restless


© farouk asvat

[] composed: 1976 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid];

[] Acknowledgements:

The Barrier was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p51, 1982);
     Wietie 1 (Sable, Johannesburg, p8, 1980);
     Exiles Within (Writers' Forum, Cape Town, p2, 1985);
     A Celebration of Flames (Heller Fund, UC Berkeley, USA, p13, 1988);
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p72, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (17.04.2012);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (23.09.2014);
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014);
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p70, 2014).

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