I Of Fondness
Resounding whispers of sonorous voices
Sets my fears ablaze
Its smoke travels not into the air,
But my dreams of delight stand in awe
And bids farewell to my embers of fear
As it makes its way into my once stony heart
Come hither, stretch your hands and grab this echo;
Place it on your troubled blood,
The stones therein shall melt away and flow like magma
They usher in lights of delight.
Not later, but now-have I felt my heart’s pulse
As it dances to tunes of love songs,
And pumps rivers of *Brahms blood
They flow to love’s fountain
And spread their wings in ecstasy.
Plain pictures hang on my heart’s walls
They rebuke dark thoughts;
Casting cares on flowery images-
They flourish like sea-side flowers.
My voice mimics melodies
Of echoes which color my dreams
It lifts my feet to dance
Now, dance dwells here
And draws my body to its rhythm
My eyes embrace solemn sleep
My hands are become ***Serene’s hands
Holding the moon’s arms
And swaying to illusive music
I live in my heart’s haven
And sing myself to bright starry skies.
*Brahms Blood: This refers to Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), a German classical and romantic music composer of the 19th century. Brahms Blood means romantic music.
**Endymion: In Greek mythology, a youth of exceptional beauty who sleeps eternally.
***Serene: In Greek mythology, the goddess of the moon. She fell in love with Endymion.
II Of Hatred
Voices from troubled thunder-shreds
Captures my sweet sensation
And throws its sweetness into pits of bitterness;
My heart is but a furnace of fury
Burning every piece of pleasant passion
My ears forbid flowery news
And holds fast to flowing hot-tears
My heart is hell,
Its hotness heats-up *honky-tonks
And sets jolly hearts to boredom
With noisy melodies;
Hence, I weave dreams into nightmares.
Sing me no songs
Shut your eyes to merriments
Let not your nose perceive aromas
Tonight, I shall paint your wall with worries.
*honky-tonks: a style of country music associated with cheap and noisy bars or nightclubs.