Udder and Other Poems

Academy of the Heart And Mind

By Januário Esteves


In the silky light where the day dawns
Crimson horizons to the south stretch
And all the beauty the world magnifies
In the solitude of the communion they harbor
And in that simple connection that emerges
Becomes the solicitous and obedient lover
Careless in amazement cries
For that rapture you lack
It wraps itself in an embrace by the firmament
Proceeding from that spark that sprouts
Like ambrosia that invigorates us
In an idyll of souls accentuate in feeling
The fatality of the flesh that the spirit defeats
And to the earth given death, matter incorporates.


Screaming cacophonies pervade the night On the corners of the streets, the painful flow Of moral conveniences trafficking ballot boxes In a rush of formless colorful prostration In which lie all the bad excesses All gossip stunned by emptiness Soft and sticky that insults the practice of ends About…

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