“The Velvet Tide” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

23 Oct

Reclined in bed, I can feel the brain decompress, as it unfolds, slowly like a fistful of discarded cellophane.
Horizontal rains dilute the silt-clogged shell, leap, deep into the pool of poetic liqueur, Its magic elixir, flooding the brimming crescent of my heart.
Carpenters hands dislodge the rusted paragraph from its hinge, a viscous wave of imagination, laps its tongue about the shore, hypnotic sounds of water caress the bathing beauty, her porcelain breasts, and swollen lips pressed hard against the strangers glance.
Twisting velvet-textured flesh, where scars from labour show. Houses on the plateau, stare luxuriously through the crowds of light. Voices from across the road bark faintly, between the ocean swell.
Sea urchins roll like spinifex along the ocean floor.
Transparent flowers dissolve into the black canvas drawn by dusk.


Posted by on October 23, 2011 in Poetry


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4 responses to ““The Velvet Tide” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

  1. Nicole Landgrebe

    October 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    My very talented husband, I love you with all my heart…. You are one clever man and I am amazed at how you can come up with new and exciting things all the time… x x

  2. Kim Vernon

    November 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I love how your words take me to a place I never usually visit…thank you 🙂

    • davidlandgrebe

      November 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks Kim for your sweet comment, I really appreciate such nice words.

  3. Robyn

    April 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful poetry…and stunning images!


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