Terrace

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  • Grito
  • GRITO PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 17TH, 2010 All the poems I post here are my own and are © ed. Thank you for your visit!.

Terrace

Nineteen
thirty eight,
 blue bay.
Seen
from beneath
 the umbrella shaded
hotel terrace,
the black hulled
ocean liner's late
monthly arrival
sets sea gulls floating high
to eye and eat.
Her low red
waterline seems
close enough to touch today.
From the grey
smoke stacks
a horn blast wavers across the heat
rising from the bay.
The teak decks,
tan above the white bulkheads,
hold an inviting escape.
Morocco,
the rocky coast
line harboring
a statuesque
twenty story
plaster arabesque
entrance to the city
at the waters edge,
painted
in the wash of the sand
and desert,
sends
scent faint chants
of Muslim prayer overheard
above the crashing waves
and spray.

A caravan
of covered cabin cruisers
and small boats
ferry the crowd
to and from the anchored sway.
The salt air
that time has bent,
like a Dalí painting
in a fractured frame across the beach
and the crowded marketplace
slows into the smell of camphor,
but I don't care.

The world will go mad.
it is its fate.
Little humans
coach nationalism
into an inferno
that war birds
in the sky will help
this orb to quake,
and I let
the banded
cut Cuban cigar
from Montreal deserve
the solace of humanity
in my grateful hand.

Leather boots,
in parts flamed blue, 
tell of the footsteps
leading to the sweet poppy
fields that will soon
flood the world
with its oriental
potentate.

Wide brimmed hat
sees the ice cubes clink
inside the think
of the cocktail glass
within reach of my hand
from where I sat,
and leaves all prurient thoughts
distill into the drops
descending in the condensation
that leave rings,
wet interwoven rings,
inside Gardel's
tango song,
Volver.
The song is everywhere.

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blanket commented on Terrace

07-23-2009

OK, so I have a long list of poets whom I must read EVERY single poem they have written, and now, dammit, you just added another one to the list!!!! The tart merlot comment led me here, I knew you'd be cultured, educated, and a bit of a smart ass (My type of man, indeed) I babble because this was so much more than I expected. The word play, the spattered internal rhyme (almost like a spice, sprinkled) and the topic, sighs, sighs sighs.....I'm all gush. I'll be back for more....you can bet your best merlot.

Grito

07/23/2009

LOL!! I feel priviledged to be added to your read list Blanket, thank you you visit and for your spectacular review!!! I'll save you a glass of champagne for your next visit.

JadedJezzabel commented on Terrace

07-23-2009

The world will go mad. it is its fate. Little humans coach nationalism into an inferno that war birds in the sky will help this orb to quake, and I let the banded cut Cuban cigar from Montreal deserve the solace of humanity in my grateful hand. i love this stanza.....excellent poem....you never fail to blow me away

Grito

07/23/2009

Hugs Jaded, many Hugs to you dear!!! I love your review, you have made me very happy!!!

jademelissa74 commented on Terrace

07-22-2009

I danced and I danced to the tune of the song, the breeze entered my window and caressed my being..... Amazingly written! You are a talented writer Grito.

Grito

07/22/2009

De un paso suave, a un paso lento, sombrero a mano, me inclino. Muchas Gracias Jade!!!

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Grito’s Poems (148)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Luz (De los Andes) ® 13
Doris © 5
G.S.S.E.G.B.I
.J.B. (Prose) ©
5
Blue Inca Night (Verse) 38
Collection Schedule 6
Red Shirt 7
Camisa Roja 2
Libre (Free) 6
Sundown Diner 12
Starry Starry Night 10
Letter 11
Whispers 11
Velas 4
Star's 10
Shade 10
Gold 5
Vanity 11
Borne 8
Is 7
Quarks 5
Storm 9
Nihilist 7
Return 7
Light (Verse) 9
Against the Current (Space Prose) 7
Blancas 4
See 5
Time 8
Esa 2
Answer 7
Silver 3
Days 5
Luz 2
Elevator 4
Taste 5
Actias Luna 3
Recital 2
Carousel 8
August 5
Dado 1
Terrace 3
Willow 2
Sueño 1
Blues 3
Shields 2
Choice 2
Encuentro 1
Canvas 2
Dreams 5
One(Senyru) 1
Rays 2
Temporal 1
Air 3
Vivo 1
Folds 3
Ave 2
Season 4
Sihouette 2
Sky 2
Two 1
Valz 1
Malla 1
Vuelven 2
3
Serious 5
Chance 3
Coto Laurel 2
Stars 2
Estrellas 2
Centavos 1
Stones 3
A 1
Laughter 4
Beige 2
Feather(AIXA) 4
Pennies 2
Powder 1
Vigil 1
Away 2
Kite(Wind) 3
Review(Violin
)
2
Sax 3
Bedlam 3
Fruit 2
Is Was (Stone Wind Water and Air) 3
Feather 4
Pluma 1
Wind 3
Vino 1
Ochos 0
Pleiades 5
Rest 3
Free 2
Palmas 1
Miles 2
Gaugauin( Haiku) 2
Shore 2
Asleep(Senyru
)
2
Ice(Senyru) 3
Harvest(Cinqu
ain)
1
Fruit 1
Form 0
Puma 0
Flux 0
Esperandote 1
Anduvimos 1
Aliento 1
American Rose 4
Wing 4
Balance 3
Anguish(Senyr
u)
2
Arc 4
Curso 2
Nado 3
Felt(Haiku) 2
Noche de Aixa 1
Visperas 1
Dias 1
Sailboat 2
Treat(Tanka) 1
Embrace(Senyr
u)
2
Celestial(Cin
quain)
2
I C 4 I M 8
Lapel 6
Coupe 6
Seed 8
World's Play (Words Splay) 5
Risas 4
White 10
She 6
Cream 5
Day 5
Flight 7
Aixa 4
Air, water and stone 7
Bosom 6
Safe 5
Rapture 8
Mirage 7
Canto(Spanish
)
5
Lips 14
Cresent Moon(Prose) 12
Ferns 6
Drops 10
Pass(Verse) 5
Snow Flakes(Prose) 6
Shell 11
Play 12