Geosi Gyasi – Three Poems

Photo on 11-19-15 at 14.13 #2Geosi Gyasi is a book blogger, reader, writer, and interviewer. His work has appeared or forthcoming in Visual Verse, Verse-Virtual, Piker Press, Misty Review, Silver Birch PRESS, Linden Avenue, Expound, Tuck Magazine and elsewhere. He is the author of the forthcoming book, “Geosi Interviews Fifty Writers Worldwide” (2016) from Lamar University Press Books in Texas, U.S. He is the winner of the 2015 Ake/Air France Prize for Prose. He blogs at http://www.geosireads.wordpress.com


GOD OF THE MOON

evenings, we smile to the moon
when we hide in the corner of the mood

the moon is a god of love, you say
i cast my head far above

& the moon shines with the soft words
of a poem in the custody of my arms

i read Neruda’s ‘If You Forget Me’
because i want you to know one thing

of how the moon
hangs in the sky

without ever falling,
because the moon

lives at peace
with the sky.

here, tonight, we shall join

hands together
reach out to the moon

& make it our small god.
we shall bring it closer to our hearts

& pray the sun never rises.


SHARING THE FRUITS OF LOVE

under the tree
that bear
the fruits of love,
we sit
to nurture
our long
hidden dream
like a dove
that travels
over a long distance
& perches on a
lucky branch
of tree.
in the darkness,
we pour down
tears
over our past
& share
the sweetness
of the fruits
with a promise
never to
hurt the feelings
of our future.


OUT OF THE GARDEN

i remember——
from the beginning
when we used
to be,
naked like
adam & eve
in the garden
of eden.

after the fruit
we ate
of each other
in the night
under the hidden

moon,
we have suddenly
grown wiser,

wiser than
the space
between
our eyebrows.

out of the garden
we were born
in/to:

we (now) stray
about the long
winding path

leading us
to the world

of chaos.

 

 

 

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