Friday, April 2, 2021

Two Poems, by Ethan Vilu


First Rondel (Memory)


In plundering the miracle of time
one can attack the higher court of shame,
collide all different meanings of a name,
and coronate a never-ending prime -

or else, unleash a purgatory clime?
A thunderous extinguishing of flame -
in plundering the miracle of time
one can attack the higher court of shame,

can hear the sweetest sound of freedom chime
reverberations musical and tame
and never pen the question mark of blame,
if one commits an existential crime
in plundering the miracle of time

 

 

Second Rondel (Bragg Creek)


If I could find the shade amidst the stones
and clear my sullen mind along the peak
have rambling water turn frustration meek
and emanate those deep contented tones

to walk against that hard-wrought road alone
and only have the stream with which to speak
if I could find the shade amidst the stones
and clear my sullen mind along the peak


those foothills form a great undying throne
to look with piercing gaze for what you seek:
a quiet darkness right along the creek
whose lightest touch would strike me to my bones
if I could find the shade amidst the stones 

 



Ethan Vilu is a student, writer, and editor from Calgary, Alberta. Their poetry longsheet A Decision re: Zurich was published by The Blasted Tree in 2020. In addition to serving as the current managing editor for NōD Magazine, Ethan works as both circulation manager and as a member of the poetry collective at filling Station.

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