SLEEPY WHALE
by Terry Brinkman    Sonnet CCLXVII

Bristles shining wirily in weak light
Lady Chapel Jack Priest Peacock
Motley affairs of a moss covered rolling rock
Last swig of the Challis at twilight
Loom of the Moon-light
Pat of her destruction Flintlock
The sun never riser before the hawk
Receiving a Papal blessing at first daylight
Her Biscuit Tin holding a lizard
Like a fly sticking in a duck’s quack
Storm tossed hearts in a blizzard
Nudging the door open with her back
Sacred synod believe in the izzard
Philosophical assertions of Jack  Sleepy Whale 283

Stood before the shattered window
The swing back and forth up and down
Her stockings
Fell loose over her ankles
With field glasses
Probably at his lunch
Watching alabaster silent wild geese
Greenwich Time, can’t see the clock
Blurt out, must be a
New Moon, falls at gas halls spinningSleepy Whale 284

New Moon shadows over frozen rock
Dead Shells lay around its feet
She’s May Moons beaming love
Like holding water in your hand
His hands fell again to his sides
The rain mucks up Muslin prints
Molly looks out of plum
Wealth of the known world
Wet warm human plumpness
Harvest Moon, won’t pick up the pins Sleepy Whale 285

Glow worm’s lamp is gleaming
Harvest Moon’s hopes
Hear it in the library
Hoof thuds low-ringing causeway
Rain mucks up the thrum
Dallying silk mercer’s windows
Silk high voices drink Meyer’s beer
Sun-warm blood-hued Poplin
Perfume of embayed heart
Pincushions great chorus Night Stroll

Night my time to stroll with snot green ghost candle
I run pass the verge of the keen glance cliff
Cross over the narrow gorge on red bridge
See the jack priest and moon mid-watchers
The noisy cowboys and Indians at Lady Chapel
Made me half mad
Cigar fibers flying from my lips
Deathless Gods staying alabaster silent  About the Author:Terry  Brinkman has been painting for over forty five years. He started creating Poems, he has had five poems in the Salt Lake City Weekly. Five Amazon E- Books. Variant and Tide Anthologies. Poems in Rue Scribe, Tiny Seed, jute Milieu Lit and Utah Life Magazine. Poem Village, Snapdragon Journal, Poets Choice, In Parentheses, Healing Muse and the Adelaide Magazine 

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