Once upon a time, I wrote poetry!
Somewhere deep inside my #LetsDiscuss2020 #DiscussionSunday post about my regimen vs. impulse posting, I posed the question if anyone thought it might be fun for me to post some of my poetry here on my blog. Well, a couple of people showed interest, and the rest of you can just click or scroll on by if you aren’t poetry people (I promise, I won’t be the least bit offended)!
This one was written in 2000, after a friend from the UK came to visit me in Israel!
The Map of the Visitor’s Face
When these visions wind into your paths,
I can envision the map of your face.
Foreign roads roll beneath your trail,
wonder tunnels across your brow;
cobbled bends tug at your chin.
I join in your wanderings through my past,
eyewitness to the suddenly exposed
crevices before your eyes.
Fields of antiquity surround your perspective,
awe trails along your temples;
grassy curves caress your neck.
I celebrate in your journey along my pilgrimage,
notarizing the freshly traversed
bridges of your mind.
History’s mounds beckon your approach,
rapture rides across your lips;
ragged corners reflect on your cheeks.
I share in your discovery of my memories,
sponsoring the newly uncovered
elevations of your soul.
© 2000 Davida R. Chazan – all rights reserved. (This poem was published March 2001 in Mélange Magazine (Vol 3, No. 1).