Poetry There are a number of poets among the Ovi team, so we have gathered the together here.
| ||Window Pain|
The cat... slate gray, stands sentry-
At the bedroom window, sentry for centuries...standing like an old, tall building,
Green eyes panicky...
If you are shocked by flocks of foxes,
Deterred by a herd of birds,
Never fear, it's quite clear
You can be coerced by words.
| ||What Is Written in the Dark by War|
You can no longer warm your cold hands, nor offer them in friendship. You have time to look back only once to see the life of your friendship with the flowers, the pleasure you take in love, the light ignited in your heart of hearts.
| ||The Path|
Is not straight,
It is long and arduous
And it winds through life,
| ||Jewels on deep blue seas|
strings of pearls on deep blue seas
that do appear in daylight dreams,
reveal wild islands basking in the sun,
moving mysteries into forevermore.
| ||Mother of All|
Mother of All
Soul of All Creation
Mother of All
Radio bigmouth, and out of that horn
Back when everything I was was longing
this song exposed it all.
The waltz of warmth
That dances in and out
Of each year
Is played on instruments
That seem sturdy.
| ||Old Age & Death|
Why do death-thoughts come around
the tender warmth of a woman's body?
Must every flower be fragile?
On schooners sturdy handcrafted like the toughest boots,
Knit close, we're back to pioneering history's grassroots.