Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Enigmatic Beauty


I have seen you
Disappearing into the shadows,
A mere glimmer in the periphery
Of my vision,
Brief glimpses,
Often caught
In moments of inattention,
Your faint traces
Alluding to a beauty
So unfathomable
It may be fatal to behold.

How similar you are
To those fabulous,
Yet imaginary birds
That flit so shyly
Through the tangle
Of secret branches
In the dark forests
Of my mind,
Singing so sweetly
In my dreams.

And not knowing
Who or what you are
Or might be,
Or what trouble
You might bring,
I watch for you
In furtive glances,
In cautious vigilance,
Waiting with dark dred,
Yearning,
To see you again.


— Russell Rosander


An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. Russell hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. Drop by any Sunday afternoon to participate and quench your thirst for the arts with an amazing cocktail by Chynna Chilton herself. You can find more of Russell's writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories where Enigmatic Beauty first appeared.