HYOHAKUSHA

by Gary Jurechka   Feb 28, 2010


Laying there in fading summer jazz sunlight,
it seems your floor is a meadow,
and you are enraptured by
the bone machine's dreams
of oceans and staircases and flying.

While other insomniacs silently study
the anatomy of slumber,
you feed the tranquil chaos
of Icarian idealism and
burn with the passion
of what really matters.

So you let rise
your fleshy shades,
and allow the moon to baptize
you in it's lustral light.

The very wind is
calling out to you,
the clouds and the trees
know your name.

There are many mountains moving
under these dark skies

You would die
to be one of them.

January 3,10, 1999/September 18, 2009

Note:

Hyohakusha (Jap)- one who moves about without direction

Icarian (GJ original)- loosely coined term (after Icarus of mythology) meaning a certain naivety & innocence; youthful: full of passion, desire; lofty aspirations or dreams; reaching for the heavens

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  • 7 years ago

    by silvershoes

    This is striking, powerful & gorgeous. I miss reading your work... it's been years.
    Please continue to write, for your talent is a gift.

  • 7 years ago

    by Viola

    And let the moon baptize
    you in it's lustral light.

    ^The image I got out of that is profound. I've always been amazed by your writing. It's refreshing and capturing the way you string words and ideas together. I love it. Great work.

  • 7 years ago

    by Viola

    And let the moon baptize
    you in it's lustral light.

    ^The image I got out of that is profound. I've always been amazed by your writing. It's refreshing and capturing the way you string words and ideas together. I love it. Great work.

  • 7 years ago

    by Krathia

    Excellent. Thank you for writing this gem.

  • 7 years ago

    by Sylvia

    I have to agree with both commenters. It is unique and thought provoking, nice images. I am glad that I saw it and read. Well worth it. Good job.