Poems by Alan Patrick Traynor

 
Poems by Alan Patrick Traynor
 
 
 
IN THE MOUNTAIN OF MOSES
 
Downward
Into the scaffolding
of the Earth
The great tusks
of the grey mountain
Steaming
in the
breath of God
Diving from the clouds
Beneath Heaven’s
Morrow
in the
white lava of Fuji
Of the mountain’s calm eye
Resting in the snows of Kilimanjaro
Descending
In the place
where Moses
saw
the fingers of lightning dance
the galvanic dance into stone
And a light so full of oil ignite
Into the veins of a tree
Into the catastrophy of man’s heart
Cleaving to the cliffs
Of a premonition
before life was born
from the staggering shattered
Winds
Of heaven, from the wings of Woe
That wrote to
A Star
Melting
In my hand
 
 
CHAINED TO THE OCEAN
 
And she will rise again
Chained to the ocean
Foam from the
Angered sea
Vivaldi’s
Seeds
In
The four corners
ar nós na gaoithe
Impaled
am
I
In the ribcage of God
In the Fingertip
of the Sistine Chapel.
 
 
HYMN TO OUR LADY
OF GUADALUPE
 
I am
In the hallways
of a crying dove
In the high heavenly places
of an Angel’s
haunting notes
The music of a tilma
made from the infinite colours
of halos
on the stave of agony
In her eye
there is a room I could not see
sleeping in the spiraling
God dust
Of tears
rising up
In a whirlwind of ecstasy
made of rosehips
and myrrh
The smoke of God’s sceptriferous presence
The meridian spears of colour
A soprano of roseskin
Reaching upwards, with all that it is
To the sweet odour
Of silk
the pining of satin
the haunted note
Of the hypnotic golden rose on her feet
That blinds the dull
fallen roots
Of antlers and horns to the earth
with the blistering music
Of doves
In hallowed hallways
grieving in the aromatic incense of Frankincense
The mystic cloak
Raging in the rafters of see-through
Emerald walls
And Sapphire that suffers
soaring
in the agony
of
a
Soprano
singing to the wind’s moaning tones
The music of agony
 
 
 

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