influenced by Tom Waits
In the switchblade of the night The freezing jewel of barracuda delight The tempting fate of failing light The falling rhythm of dismay from this train Of thought to obey the trunk is hidden in the back of time The amulet is prised in line The liberation a dance of swans Some with beacon some with songs A marching army of choruses Bitter winds of self regret From sands of time the tidal wave The room of being the bloody knave The haunting of the bloody cave From which the nazi hunter gave The Jew his freedom’s only grave Atonement splendid in the light of days.
a tribute to Bob Dylan
over the land as time will tell diminishing returns from all that is well the flashing of lights, the ringing of bells divisions of labour straight from the heart the arrow that flies the snake in the grass retelling stories from bibles and hymns the mystical beating of mystical wings sojourns fleetfoot with kith and with kin feelings fleeing the prisons within new wealth resisting new beginnings startling from the heartening of the journeys within the frozen moon, the idle wind encapsulating the blissful scenes captured by the seeds of sin & gathering storm’s senses to lock summer’s spring. https://feversofthemind.com/2022/09/21/another-poem-by-clive-gresswell-inspired-by-leonard-cohen/ https://feversofthemind.com/2022/09/12/a-fevers-of-the-mind-quick-9-interview-with-clive-gresswell/