The Poetry and Prose of John Omniadeo

The Poetry and Prose of John Omniadeo

Saturday, March 30, 2013

easter poem for diotima

[a loose translation from boethius
consolations of philosophy
liber ii metrum viii]

see world always change
faithful in unerring harmony
see seeds war with seeds
and never break unending pact of peace
see sun's chariot bring red dawn
so moon can rule night
led by evening star

see how waves of greedy sea stop here
and land is kept there too

see all this and see

what rules
what binds the earth and sea and sky
is love

take away love's rule
let love's binding slack
the things love rules and binds will war
and monkeywrench and wreck
the very engine of this world thatsee!
faithful each to others motionbeautiful!
they drive

and love ties up families
with magic threads
joins pure lovers
in a holy knot
weaves faithful comrades
in a cause

o happy human race!
this love
that rules the stars
can rule your hearts


John O.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Center's Master

A wandering Bastard, without map or bearings
You hear a soothing Servant, kind and caring:

"Out there is Chaos. Here's a Center
Into its calming Order, enter"

There your Servant plays the Center's Master
Until you see he's just another Bastard...

You'll never find the Center, so just be it
When you look from it, you cannot see it

But know this: every lost and wandering Bastard
looks from it, too, and is your Center's Master

Love to All

John O.