Fever-dreams

ETIENNE MULLER

 

Dreaming the old fever-dreams again:

grey imaginings, waning on waking,

defying the studied parameters

of my fretful comprehension.

 

Wily orientals trapping dreams in reeds

catch subtle thoughts, while

redskins weave their feathers into grasses

to net the sleeping-magic.

 

My dreams are bound in iron:

rattling the fetters that bind them

they sound their brittle tones through

the windy vaults of my unconscious.

 

Dreaming the old fever-dreams again:

confounding fitful fancies, foiling sleep.

I'm shaking out my chains

to make room for new dreams.

Autumn day

PAM MULLER

 

She turns her face to the autumn sun

its warmth highlighting auburn hair

now sprinkled with silver

a prelude to the Winter years

 

Perched on a standing stone

one of eight in a grassy circle

she gazes outward to the mountains

listening to echoes of past times

 

In the kind noon small birds sing

from every tree, crickets chirp in the rushes

a soft breeze moves among the sparkles

of late dewdrops in the sun

 

The woman sits and listens

breathing in the golden day

the rustle of dying leaves whispers "October"

she will remember this day in mid-winter

The cloak of pain

MICHAEL MULLER

 

There was weeping when the child

donned the cloak of pain:

the curse of generation,

as we leave it, it remains;

pursuing us down bloodline,

intangible but real,

so following the shadow-scent,

it dogged the child's heel.

For the child cast a shadow as it flew

and falling through the heavens

into flesh, was made anew.

So its people swaddled it

and hid away its nakedness,

with drooping hood,

long sleeve and ragged hem;

its motion clumsy,

and its face was never seen again.
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