Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Poem of the Week - The Glass you gave me is emptiful 9/Nov/2010

Selected by Pamela Sayers
This poem can be found at:

Caught In The Stream

Watch me closely, God,
though you’ve seen it all before.

I’ve got the universe up my sleeve
and it’s itching for a sleight,
if you’re willing to be conned.

The stardust filling Aquarius
has poured for countless millennia
and it won’t brim the bottomless cup
of your oceanic blues.

That’s the warm-up for Lepus
who, lean and polar-white, leaps
out from my flipped-over cap
and is chased by the steel-plied
Orion’s hankering for roast hare.

Hunger-driven this heaven hunter
has a saggy belt; his sword’s tip drags,
slicing Gemini in two,
but twins can’t be parted long
and divinely grasping Pollux clasps
Castor’s pause anew.

Conjoined, they bow together
under showers of milky petals
kissing no-longer
furrowed brows till black
velvet curtains fall
and are followed by your eons of
endearing applause.

~ Francis Scudellari

(This poem was selected by Pamela Sayers.  She is currently one of our contributors and poets found here at Poets United.  Pamela aka Flaubert is a wonderful supporter of Poets United and is always willing to help or comment. If you would like to learn more about Pamela or read some of her poetry you can visit her blog "Poetry With Me" or just return to us to see more of her posts. 


  1. Pamela,
    Thank you for your superb choice for this week's Poem of the Week.

    Francis, Congratulations,
    I have always regarded you as a poet of exemplary quality, with supreme words!
    Well Done,
    Eileen :)

  2. Lovely poem. I'm off to visit both Pamela's and Francis' blogs. So glad to learn about good poets. Thank you.

  3. I discovered Pamela's poetry some months ago and have enjoyed it since. I often find myself wordless when it comes to making cogent comments but will try to leave at least a small remark. And Francis I am happy to have read your work as well. I love to see so many active writers!

  4. Pamela, what a wonderful choice of poem!

    Francis, stunning writing!


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