Anthem

I have heard it, Wafting through the trees, Caressing the budding branches. I have heard it, Coursing through the rivers, Roaring through wind-washed stones. I have heard it, Alone in the mountains, Cutting through the silent airs. I have heard it, Deep in my chest, The anthem of our creation, The timeless music of the […]

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Blossoms

Let the past go. The ashes of yesteryear, Washed away by the rains of spring. The thunder of artillery, The trappings of winter’s war, Rusted away in the barren places. Winter’s last gasp. Foundered around the rosy blossoms.     © Michael Iannucci- Berger  

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The Salt-Wife

All the tears in your eyes, The salt sea out to the horizon. A sky of charcoal, Waves dark as basalt. Of Hidden things, Mystery beyond time. The salt-wife weeps for the mariner’s passing, But it is he who sees beneath the veil of the waves.     © Michael Iannucci- Berger  

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The Dark

I loved you in the dark, In the spaces between. Beyond reason’s stifling light. Your arms around me, Like eagle’s talons, Guide me skyward in your embrace.     © Michael Iannucci- Berger  

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The Wind’s Edge

The expanse. A world of green-grey glass, Split asunder. An ecstasy of motion, An arrow of time. A needle of silver, Driven on the wind’s edge. Freedom.     © Michael Iannucci- Berger  

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The Fisher King

Three to nine, Three to nine. Like the old man said, The clockface spanning his arms. Hand over hand, The liquid motion, Made solid under the strain. The Fisher-king and his quarry, Bound by a length of monofilament.     © Michael Iannucci- Berger  

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