Friday, 17 July 2009

Merlin

I wake at five o’ clock

every morning this week

with no one else in the house

and now remember Sunday dinner,

slow eating like Arthur’s knights:

 

Andrew, Merlin, holding court.

 

He knows the names of days,

months, even seasons, but

has no time for clocks

when he sees a throng

of mates around a table

 

and nudges them into song.

 

He knows more than kings

that fortune has no era

finer than this moment;

that now it’s time to sit,

smile and clap in time:

 

urging that humans unite.


9 comments:

  1. Another great poem John, enjoyed all of the latest.

    Regards,
    A.J.Johnson

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  2. Thanks - you help me keep up the effort!!

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  3. I've always enjoyed Arthurian literature, so I had to come and read this poem. Excellent work, John.

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  4. Adding a touch of nobility and legend. Very nice John.

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  5. Amazing poem. I found you on twitter. I love King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, you make a connection like Mark Twain between now and Middle Ages. I love how you make it jovial like a Sunday Family Dinner.

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  6. great poem. such nice alliterations and extended metaphor and all that jazz. Love it! Oh, and btw, I, too, found you on twitter (I'm @PoeticErotica). I'd love to talk poetry and whatever's clever sometime. :)

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  7. Hehe each one is better than the last. Cant wait to read through all of your material John!! Test the Rules!!

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