Hemmingway’s Folly

.   .   .

The rolling river knows and to this torture shows

From virtues sodden garments strewn

The bloodless captives body hewn


O endless river follow long, a plaintiff song

Where dreams will last forever

Our deepest friendships we sever


We cannot chide the moon its life is longer

Loves bite is stronger than the

Sentiment of shadows, wayward arrows


When we write our story down in verse

We suckle at life’s wet nurse

Who forces her to yield?


What bastard drone betide may step aside

Abandon loves purest reason

To fulfil the rutting stag in season


And nature charming like a sceptarian

Seven hands for seven throats

Seven lives, seven moats


And in this spun tale of summer gold,

I see within her folds, lust has wed

The serpents head, so angry and so red


The deed was done, of sumnal scum

O great Rome, she still speaks to the soul of man

Offers prayers to Zeus and gods of Roman story


O harlot tramp the hoary, not centre of our story

Some saints are set for glory

Shield me O’ phantom roaring


And in all this turgid mire she capitulates

Loves lovers lost beneath her virgin state

Loves moment born to virtue sworn


The specious dawn of fair Capricorn

O laugh to scorn the sanscript of her love forlorn

The lover bared capitulates to sporn


O holy fire that burns the chaff of lust in satan’s pire

The wire of restraint within a maidens fire

For they burn inside the hole of hell


And Saint Adronedes astride the golden shire

Steps forth to shout at Surgun’s sun

Her fervour to espunge


Ho, regulateur the northern sun as cold as fire

Extends her holy, male-born spire

This Captain’s heart of swollen desire


In Capita’ de Espana a Bull’s testiculos

to determine the diminutive

The collective compulsive


We stop to observe the wonder of her gaze

The memory of Hemmingway’s ways

Too endlessly they disappear




About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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