The Sunday Poem: Two Poems by Benjamin Bormann

Here we are again, my friends, another Sunday and another installment of poetry! This is Guest Editrix Rich Boucher once more, still filling in for Jon and glad to see that things are going well and that I didn't break anything over here (couldn't afford it if I did)! - what an honor it is to be in charge of making sure folks will have some poems to wake up to!

Okay, now....let's have some poetry, shall we?.....

...Benjamin Bormann has been writing and performing poetry in Albuquerque since 2005. He can be a lewd and silly man, and is therefore quite incapable of authoring his own biography without frivolity. He prefers, instead, to let his poetry speak for him...

Civilized

 

I am reckless except

when exposed in daylight, thinking

even savages knew better

than this, knew the timing

involved in survival,

know how to remain human

in the dark.

 

--Benjamin Bormann

For Wang Hui

I wander through

mountain valleys and pretend

I can fill them.

Climbing out, I look
to the sky and cool
my face in the wind.

The clouds return
my greeting calmly as they
pass before the sun.

My arms are not
big enough to embrace these giants;
my ears catch only the slow
echoes of their hearts.
I time them by counting
my breaths.
Every few, my feet shift
restlessly, and I am reminded
I am still too young
for their company.

 

--Benjamin Bormann

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry submissions are welcome.  Email theditchrider@gmail.com.

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Comment by Julie Brokken on June 10, 2012 at 10:43am

Ben!  Your poetry is straight as an arrow piercing deeply into truth.  You forever astound me!  Blessings, Julie

Comment by Merimee Moffitt on June 10, 2012 at 11:00pm

Lovely lovely--I am honored to have such a fine poet in my mileu.  The first one just knocks my socks off and actually shines a glimmer of hope for the species.  You can't be the only guy that smart!!  and the second--wow

You grow and grow in your prowess with the word--yes.  congratulations and thx for sharing with us in the Fix.  I love the Sunday Poem (thx Rich too)

Comment by Dee Cohen on June 11, 2012 at 12:57pm

Very nice poems Ben. Simple presentations that give much to think about. Dee

Comment by Rich Boucher on June 11, 2012 at 2:33pm

You're welcome, Merimee! I was proud to publish these on here...

Comment by Margaret Randall on June 17, 2012 at 5:36pm

Wonderful work. Spare and powerful. The first poem will stay with me for a very long time.

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