Sunday, 11 November 2012

Three 'n One

Three 'n One

There are three types of men in this world:
     Those who are absent,

     Those who are present

And those who are on their way.

There are three types of fruit in this world:

     The pomegranate fully ripe,

     The apple still upon its branch,

The coconut now broken.

          And so my absent presence wanders on,
     Nourished by the promise
Of your sweet vanilla love.

As I dissolve from this world,
      Tongue pressed hard against the light,
           Truth not tasted burns my self.


Painting: La Siesta (1841) by Franz Xavier Winterhalter

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