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Poems By Poet RIC S. BASTASA  12/17/2014 8:19:55 PM
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  11797.     

The cloud as a self floating in space

I can only think of a cloud
as the only comparison

i think of it, and thinking makes it more like it

thoughts floating, self floating,
no anchor is visible no rope

no reason is enough to hold it and put it
steadily upon an accepted principle
a universal dogma

i am tired of catching a self
it will be futile, night and day,
it is the same trembling
saying i do not know anymore how to live
i do not know anymore how to be calm

perhaps the floating is just the usual way
of things to be steady some other time
after it has spent all that is necessary

no one feels for me, or for us
we are tired too
making configurations

it is the same birds that form in our minds
even boats, even kites, even leaves
what we feel is always the fleet
of flitting moments

let us leave it that way.
Let things simmer down a bit.

Float, float self, do not attempt
to hold on to anything

be like a cloud, go anywhere
be free

until space is traversed
completely, and then at that end
you may be steady again

like a continent of trees and stones and
dried magma

by then when it is through
give a little way to a crack
for our new selves to grow again.
 
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  11798.     

the clouds of narcissus

the clouds of narcissus pass by today
along a clear pond by the side of a rice paddy

they stop to get a good glimpse of their faces and bodies
cottony white, shades of blue, pluffy, and soft

they stop and take a longer gaze, admiring every
beauty of its hands and fingers, a longer time

an island of grass some reeds and dry leaves
get curious about what is happening why the clouds

stop and made a longer stare over the clear reflection
of their bodies on the little pond. They talk. They are curious.

and then the clouds finally get done with what is usual.
they left. Slowly sail away from what they are seeing lovingly.

Nothing happens since then. They own no one.No one owns them.
They leave. They do not know how to love. Neither are they loved.

They are gone. The island of grass is silent. The reeds hush.
And the pond has become murky.
 
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  11799.     

the clouds too have a way of looking

the clouds too have a way of looking
at themselves on the pond
its mirror
for a while they stay there and admire
their puffs and cottons

the reeds standing by the murky water
take pride

an island of grass stays beside them

then the clouds slowly move away
nobody owns them
and they do not touch anybody too.
 
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  11800.     

the clown

the blackeye of society
underneath the heavy paints
of faces
the teary eye
and the bruises
the gritting teeth
inside a cup
of ice cream
 
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