Friday, January 22, 2016

Jonathan Beale- A Poem

She is of the night

Cloaked glimpse – this face fails
Into the night

The time drawn from night
Light dark

There in spirt she is
Does she know?

Her robe I can see
But cannot touch

The breeze feels and she
Breezes creates

Another fine muse in the
Airs mists

An elegiac queen or
Just elegiac

The night’s gothic hint
Where all predictions

Have been lost and washed
Away – again

To the memories
Immortal Ocean

Sybil sits with back the moon
Over the ocean

As the seasons wash away
Seemingly never to

Return again
Never to be seen

The wish like oceans

Recklessness beats on and on
Her musings are

In her eye the reflection
Makes sense

Strange senses
Are found and felt

Did the poet find her?
Or was he searching for

And if he find her
What would he say?

Are his words enough
Are there words enough

As fades across the night
With her shawl

Never to be seen again
The poet in his blindness

He is lost –
Will only ever be lost

Mumbling strangely
Into the night

As she moves on
Among the mists 

Jonathan Beale has 400 plus poems published in such journals as: Decanto,  Penwood Review,  The Screech Owl, Danse Macabre, Danse Macabre du Jour, Poetic Diversity, Voices of Israel in English, Miracle-E-zine,  Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal, The Journal, Ink Sweat & Tears, Down in the Dirt, The English Chicago Review, Mad Swirl, Poetry Cornwall, Leaves of Ink, Ariadne’s Thread, Bijou Poetry Review, Calvary Cross, Deadsnakes Review, The Bitchin Kitsch, Poetry by Birkbeck alumnus, The Dawntreader, I am not a Silent Poet, Pyrokinection, Festival of Language, ‘Don’t Be Afraid: An Anthology to Seamus Heaney’, Ygdrasil, the Four Seasons Anthology, The Seventh Quarry and Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology.
He was commended in Decanto’s and Café writers Poetry Competitions 2012. His work has appeared in such books as Drowning (Scar publications), The Poet as Sociopath (Scar publications). His first collection of poetry ‘The Destinations of Raxiera’ is published by Hammer & Anvil.
He studied philosophy at Birkbeck College London and lives in Surrey England. 

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