20 June 2008

Call Of The Sea


The puzzle is how you can lead
a life half-closed to what is real
starting a journey downwards
may imply various destinations
but I know the conundrum that
living on a hill presents

It is where you want to be you
say – but go to religious lengths
to undermine the pull of gravity
your heart is in the heights seen
in your delight as endless vistas
devour the Earth’s smooth rump

Rounded curves satisfy here only
as a cerebral liquor consumed for
the pleasure of eyes feasting but
down there in sensory city sties
the lights beckon enticingly – or
do I confuse the call of the sea?
© 29 May 2008, I. D. Carswell