Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pirate poems





the sailors pipe

exotic aether

fumes of ports

lit

by the northern star



drunken sailor

his pirate parties

off the hook



red light on the ship

the sailor remembers her

under Chinese lanterns



the sailors eyes

star dipper in the depths

drunken mermaid



sailors shift

cyan poem dripping

from Aladdin's lamp

into the hull

of shipwrecks



the sailors parrot

port to port

mouth to beak

mimics

words of the world



pirates communion

fallen stars

swarming

in the goblet

of the full moon



the sailors eyes

emblazoned constellations

navigating

across sea born

synapses



the sailors eyes

wet star

dipper in the depths

night cap

drunken mermaid



the blind pirate

suspended in time

inside the eye of the storm



the one eyed pirate

winks

at the falling star



mermaid tattoo

dancing on the sailors arm

he waves goodbye


© Costis Demos

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Under tree shade {series} kyoka / tanka




under tree shade

spring anxiety

that cocoon

has butterflies

in its stomach



under tree shade

contemplating

I understand

the gravity of the situation

falling apple



under tree shade

the previous dreamer

forgot his dreams

where mine

linger now



under tree shade

ancient poems

spoken in the hollow

resounding

in the bark



under tree shade

warm union

I don't care

to see

the rest of the forest



under tree shade

I hitchhike

leaf to leaf

the way

to the sun



under tree shade

the private affairs

of a squirrel family

they are

nuts



under tree shade

the pages of T.S Eliot

fly like a bird

perched

upon my nose


© Costis Demos

pic by juno

Friday, May 13, 2011

crowded subway train {series} - haiku/senryu

crowded subway train
everybody's thoughts

loud as silence




crowded subway train

Che Guevara T-shirt

above Armani jeans




crowded subway train

in someones shopping bag

a can of sardines




crowded subway train

people playing chicken

with each-others gaze




crowded subway train

next stop

high heels




crowded subway train

enough fashion statements

to blow your mind




crowded subway train

the meaningful use of soap

eludes some people



© Costis Demos