Thursday, February 1, 2018
Four Poems from Adam Levon Brown
Nymphs Advocate for Justice on the Stone of Hera
Jeweled-encrusted tombs placate in places of ruins
to be ransacked by the unworthy eyes of wrath
Bliss exudes beatitude in breaths of ease and wealth,
searching for malignance to disembody
Nuanced pragmatism shuttles forth breaking time
with cult-flower memorization in flavors of teal
Pyre-dancing nymphs salivate for hyacinths
of justice, while purloinings manifested in paradise
Makings of granite pride advocate for seasons
of carnation-bled freedom in sounds of pink
Nascent Eyes Ogle Flesh of Pineapple Shrills
Pomegranate flesh eats the scents of foxgloves
while mounting pineapple taste buds in cloves
Dissident mules of aged holly flood channels
into decadent springs which marvel at oceans
Poppies of gray drive away incense in mills
of pebble gateways, growing with fevering nettles
Crimson lust vacates brick-mortar homes
and spirals through trees of brushwood brightness
Hilltop swing-jazz mixed with calls of birds
shrills, overcome nascent eyes ogling silver lore
Acorned squirrels scuttle across myopic tree
branches, reaching for dove-quaked love
Cheetah Runs with Orchid-bloom Resonance
Liquids of steel-shone Orchids bloom wildly
next to oats of harvest-tuned holly.
Breaths of Iris escape the mouths of joy,
bringing swelling lips to taste simplicity
in washing waves of decadent crispness.
Evergreen palace of green and bark seep
into ears of highway-piled motorways
which fly on mossy wings of paradise.
Bottles holding oceans waiting for messages
from moon-tide blessings bring yearning.
Jilting crescent earnings move forward,
bringing ides of monolithic space to cry
heaven into a pool of love-ridden guilt.
Posh undertakings of wood and stone
build new archways in architecture
filled with decency and optimistic sway.
Miles of cheetah-paw walk with human
hand, hoping to find the path to purity.
Heaven and Hell on the River Bed Named Life
Pregnant oleander searches for climbing ivy
in sunset delicacy, pushing away ladders of ghosts
Preening feathers of guilt from the bust of Eagle-tipped
negligence, wild branch soars among hawks of steel
Moray steel monarchic order filets salmon on beds
of rice, only to be captured in talons of perch-fed heron
Jilted clovers gild rivers of isometric compassion
storming mountains with wildflower sonnet escape
Prong-ridden fire escape crawfish wriggle into depths,
hidden beneath high-rock nebulas, hoping for sanity
Hectic highway of water capitulates to the brazen
dust which settles on its floors, purifying heaven from hell