You thought verb is everything by Debasis Mukhopadhyay

(For Ashraf Fayad)
 
The olive trees can’t hold my desires
They fume
Abloom
I pile words
How commonplace is love
Swaths of memory
Sundown in the centre of the tree
Knowing knowledge before it is made portent
 ..
I thought verb is everything
 ..
..
The sky shakes the tree to free the fruit
The twigs would need now no prayer
I have arrived at peacock spot
Is it forever too late
The knowledge is made portent
I would still want the olives to turn black but still firm
I would still not revise the words’ knot
Beneath my heels
I want to write my eyes on their skin
And breathe the light
That sinks in desire
 ..
They come looking for me
They say
You thought verb is everything
And I nod wondering what keeps my head in place
..
..
Debasis Mukhopadhyay‘s work has  appeared often on I Am Not A Silent Poet and has also appeared in many journals including The Curly Mind, Thirteen Myna Birds, Yellow Chair Review, Of/Which, Silver Birch Press, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Foliate Oak, Eunoia Review, Snapping Twig, With Painted Words, Fragments of Chiaroscuro, Words Surfacing, among others. He lives and writes in Montreal, Canada. Follow him at debasis mukhopadhyay or @dbasis_m on Twitter.

3 thoughts on “You thought verb is everything by Debasis Mukhopadhyay

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  2. the poetry imagination and beauty of thought contrasted with strident action protest (you thought verb was everything), and the lame almost passive brilliant (wondering what keeps my head in place) for the ultimate lie (beheading a poet). Powerful and profound, I love this piece!

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