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UKArchive ID: 27268

Alpha Omega
by dylan
Originally published on March 2, 2012 in Poetry        


Beginning and end.


On the razor`s edge of morning,
the winter haunted city
opens like a new flower.
As the sky shades to azure,
April dresses old beginnings
in all her new illusions.

Here, the soft clouds of curtain
turn your skin to muslin,
while a merciless clock
chimes to your breathing.
The blackbird who lives
on the borderline of reason
sings his hymns to traffic.
And I watch cold sunlight touch you
on that pristine white horizon,
watch the antiseptic air
flutter too-thin roses
which moult by the window.

All down the morning`s passing,
I wait for hope or demons
or ghosts I need to find.

Years pass in these hours.
From all I have known
to this day, when memories
slowly become legend.
All my words have two meanings.
They hang like accusations
In the tyranny of your eyes.

Outside,
the light breeze plays
its empty shape
among the apple trees.
In the sunlight, they are
pure white angels, heroes.


© dylan (dylan on OLD UKA)

UKArchive ID: 27268
Archived comments for Alpha Omega


Bradene on 02-03-2012
Alpha Omega
Humbled I have no words to speak. I'll just worship at the masters feet.

Fantastic poetry John. A great read, and a thoroughly worthy competition winner. Congratulations indeed. Valx

Author’s Reply:
Glad you liked it, Val.

Thanks for the kind comments, (But “the master”? Oh Bejasus, not me!)

Thanks again.

XXX,

D.


Andrea on 02-03-2012
Alpha Omega
Stunning stuff, Dyl, a worth winner indeed!

Author’s Reply:
Thank `ee kindly, young miss.

Was v. chuffed-had a few highly commended, etc, but this was first comp I`ve won.

Thanks again.

XXX,

D.


ChairmanWow on 02-03-2012
Alpha Omega
John,

I've gotten so much pleasure from reading this poem (I've re-read it many times now). Masterfully wrought lyricism i must say. Two images that really connect with me are the blackbird singing to the traffic (reminds me of the catbirds and mockingbirds here that will imitate car engines in their songs) and the memories slowly becoming legend. We do live in our own legends, i think. Congratulations.

Ralph

Author’s Reply:
Thanks for your kind words, Ralph.

I really enjoy your own work-it`s always worth reading.

Orrabest.

D.


Ionicus on 04-03-2012
Alpha Omega
I can only concur with the unanimous praise that this poem has received. A worthy winner of the competition. Well done.

Author’s Reply:
Thank you, Luigi.

Again, I always enjoy your work and appreciate your kind comments.

D.


ruadh on 04-03-2012
Alpha Omega
Beautifully done. Love the lines about the blackbird and accusations. Congratulations.

Author’s Reply:
Glad you liked it and thanks for the kind comments, Ailsa.

Orrabest,

D.


sunken on 08-03-2012
Alpha Omega
Forgive me Dylan for being so late in congratulating you on your success re. The competition. You've long been a fave Ukaneer of mine. If I were to liken your poem to a curry I think I'd opt for a rogen josh. A widely underrated dish that, if tweaked correctly, can satisfy the most ardent of food critics. I'm talking bollocks again aren't I? I'm just saying I like the poem and that you're a deserving winner. Well done. You are of course getting a Bernard. You need bringing back down to earth and the flea bitten, smelly beagle is just the dog to do it. He's got worms too. I hope this helps. Well done fella.

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dylan on 10-03-2012
Alpha Omega
Hi, young munky.

A Rogan Josh? I would say no less than a Chicken Bhuna with fried rice and a garlic nan.

(Think I am gibbering too!)

Anyway, thank you and Bernard for the very kind words-it was of course, an honour and the £50 will be spent on alcohol and photos of Kylie .Or I may just squander it.

Anyhoo, thanks again.

Orrabest,

D.

Author’s Reply:
Sorry, I`ve commented on this, rather than replying.

Had a few sherberts last night as my burfday this weekend.


Andrea on 10-03-2012
Alpha Omega
Happy burfday, Dyl!

Author’s Reply:
Thank you HR-am 49 (again!)

Here, stick us a nib woncha-seeing it`s my burfday etc.

Orrabest,

D.


Andrea on 11-03-2012
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Good grief! Can't understand how you are still nibless!

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Mikeverdi on 31-10-2015
Alpha Omega
Just found this on the home page, I guess it's from yesteryear. As usual I love it and have Nominated it.

Mike

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