The Muse

(An International Journal of Poetry)

ISSN 2249 Ė2178

 

Volume-3                                                      DECEMBER -2013                                           Number-2

 

 

I Came Like I Promised

(after the painting by Yves Tanguy)

 by Neil Ellman

 

Promises kept

I came as I said

It was prophesied

in tea

and Ouija boards

 

reincarnated

metamorphosied

an avatar

I came

on phoenix wings

 

resurrected

from ashes

the prodigal son

of the universe

I came home

 

not as expected

but In the form Iím in

a soldier

wounded by time

and home from war. 

 

 

 

Blue Pyramid

(after the painting by Jack Bush)

by Neil Ellman 

 

Where the Nile turns blue

when blue is the color of sand

 

when if ever

gold from blue

and aqua-colored dynasties

 

forever and neveró

blue scarabs

blue amulets

granite-blue obelisks

 

the pharaohs

paint hieroglyphs

on stone

 when a pyramid speaks

blue gathers and prays

to the blue of time.