Saturday, March 03, 2007

Black Ice

The flared match has an old face in it. The pair of hands moves and the glow does a young face. Then only two tiny sunsets are sucking wind in shadow’s cosmos. In the night the black ice rules, the dome of dark is endless and the dawn is after eternity. Drink the black water; ride the black wagon; laugh loud and full to drink the darkness. Do not look. You cannot see. Do not wait, the night is endless. Do not wish, this is the time of dreams and later is only the now you can’t avoid. It has already arrived against your wish. No matter where we go it is dark, no matter how many lights we turn on. We are naked and it is dark.

8 comments:

Plus Ultra said...

Hi, Did u get my message, could you please send me a 10 line profile of yourself, I would like to link you on my new multiply site and could I copy and paste one of your poems (short, your choice) to add to the description, thanks please send to my blog spot of the http://alwaysmorebeyond.multiply.com thanks

Pat Paulk said...

There are times when all there is, is black ice. Slipping, sliding, nothing to hold on to. The sun ran off with an internet star to create a new universe in a dark closet of Russell's mind. I love it!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Plus Ultra! I have posted a Bio for you here and you are welcome to copy it and any poem you prefer for your new site! I have tried to access that site several times and have never been able to post anything there. Thanks though for thinking of me. If I can use it I'd be happy to. Let me know what I am doing wrong.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! This is another one of these occasions where the comment seem to be more beautifully written than the poem it is posted upon. Glad you loved it. Thanks for the great comment, my friend.

Aurora Antonovic said...

Russell, this is excellent.

By the way, saw your work in Autumn Leaves. Congratulations! Very nice, indeed. :)

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

There's so much of it out there so much potential for damage

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Aurora! Glad you enjoyed this. I'm also happy you suggested Autumn Leaves to me. Thanks my sweet!

Russell Ragsdale said...

You're absolutely right Sue. There is enough night out there to damage us all twice over. Thanks for the comment.