posted on February 9, 2014 at 9:39 am

The Snake & the Swan

Marcus sit down you fool and have a drink

The evening is warm and the moon isn’t going anywhere

Its still early and this wine is dark and sweet

The streets lead away into reveries and fevers

You know all my scars tell a tale

You can read your own life in my poor torn limbs

The whirlpool of seas chained to my fear like an oar

The biting slice that first time an arrowed ice

The smack of a poppy blew open my red head and I bled

The shielded oak knelt down to cuff my throat

The hallowed earth swerved and curved through universe

The blackened skulls scream mercy sound like gulls

The whitest woman in the world uncurled her bird

The sword is hilted in every jilted wife

The battle line drawn in dawns rosy light withered by night

The marches through the marshes in camouflages

The pitch of the green waves a screen saves you

The mirrored halls of Pompeii are free today

The famine in the fields yields the fruit of sickening hunger

The boys in the coliseum well you wouldn’t want to be ‘em

Marcus sit down you fool and have a drink

The evening is warm and the moon isn’t going anywhere

8 Responses to “sicilia”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 February 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    love the photograph for Sicilia. It would be a great album cover for the new Church album, it was the first thought that came to my mind!

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    matthew | 9 February 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    Roman roam. I like this new rush of poetry.

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    Kohl Ette | 9 February 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    Marcus Flea and mark us this… Being cilly 🙂 Lovely day for multicultural style Sydney picnic in the park inner harbour…. hmm had my black dress and holy medal on too ….sweltering mamma… now need more aqua… must rehydrate… thanks for this splash of refreshment!

  4. avatar
    matthew | 9 February 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Roman roam. I’m liking this new rush of poetry.

  5. avatar
    matthew | 9 February 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Sorry please delete one of those SK, browser being buggy.

  6. avatar
    hellbound heart | 9 February 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    I’ll sit down and take ale if Gabriel watches over us
    love always……

  7. avatar
    Craig | 9 February 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    Marcus finished his drink whilst bathed in the moon’s glow…leaned toward me and whispered in my ear,

    “All that is from the gods is full of Providence.”

  8. avatar
    matthew | 9 February 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    “The smack of a poppy blew open my red head and I bled” – everclever! Wordsmithsalute.


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