11.15.2014

Rhapsody

Part of me
shines our boldest angel,
his pavonine glory eighty-sixed
in his preening prime--
Having anticipated
as much, steadfastly denied
   & orchestrated
last verse so sublimely beautiful
as to greet the sky where
the wind blows.

More inspired by Freddie Mercury. And #15 of 30 Poems in November to benefit Center for New Americans!

4 comments:

  1. Yes! That preen, that participation, a dancer's giving, a Fred Astaire with spirit. Sublimely beautiful.

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  2. Now i know what "pavonine" means! I recently watched a tv doc about Freddie Mercury, and it was really interesting. I have always found it eye-rollingly rich, that music sung by this very gay man has become the official songbook of stadium sports rock. Macho, meet Mercury!

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    1. been wanting to use pavonine for some time now... and Freddie Mercury is the only person i can think of for whom the word is apt. :)

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  3. This is a very moving tribute to a musical genius, taken too soon.

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