Feast - a Poem


By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)
November 12, 2005

Sea of glowing beads
round and plump
rising over twilight plateau
where growling bear
twitches its sunken eyes and hairy paws
seeing a skirring pheasant
trailing a fleeing rabbit

Such the nature of violence
in dead leaves of ancient trees
where battles raging on
between opposing groups of ants and fleas

In the troposphere
the rumbling wind
hot and cold in grumbling confusion
flipping up, twisting down
debris, molecules enlivened
tearing apart superheated turbulence
pockets of air bursting out
in frenzied gist

Down there where bear roams
and lion brawls with shrieking hyenas
pitch dark crows circle above
a big feast