Wednesday 8 June 2016

Another poem by Anneke Brassinga - 'Jordaan'

Jordaan, Amsterdam

Palmgracht’s colonnade, a heaven-reef the cloudshore
reaching out to, distantly oncoming, an evening sea 
whose mother-of-pearl I tinged with my fiery glow now

I was welkin and revelation, radiance was I where
trembling summer verdure warped and wefted in water-
mirror-ripples, the contrailing swallows high above flitted

through warm breeze of earth’s breathing – now light
began to dwindle into gloaming and I
perceived: this waiting alone has been your presence.

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