Sunday, 15 June 2008

Vintage by Amir Elzeni

We never quite know
what accumulates
within us,

it
sort of collects,
images , stories
read, heard, experiences, childhood
memories, family, friends,
the everyday survival,

we never quite know
what accumulates
within us,

strangers that mattered
in a glance, death knocking
on doors all around us, we
go on, we make it
through hell's days to get
to Love's gardens, a cold
beer and a friend,

we never quite know
what accumulates within us,

but we sure feel it
at the oddest of
times,

heavy, dark, lonely,
resilience wounded
yet still dancing
to a far away song,

the oak barrels
of life

as we age,
beautifully rare,
complex,
distinct,


poetic.


Amir Elzeni, USA

3 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Amir Elzeni was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1966. Moved to America at age nine. Painfully shy and instinctively driven. He plays guitar a little. His music is the Blues (thanks to Buddy Guy), Jazz and Flamenco. He owned, operated and was the chef at a blues bar. Where he had the pleasure of booking many of the great /legendary blues artists, up and coming young cats and he is honored to say they became his friends and extended family. He was also lucky to meet a girl that he fell in love with in such a magical way.
www.poetrypoem.com/redwine1

lissa said...

beautiful.

haiku-shelf said...

i share Lissa`s meaning

beautiful!