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Yearn for a Grecian (ode)
netskyIam

A pause to clear the mind of a man
 1
prepared to relive an ancient scene.
 2
 
 
 
 
Two youths at a place for Spartan brothers.
 3
Jet ringlets of hair in glossy cascade.
 4
 
 
I put a blade to his throat
 5
 
 
apart in our setting
 6
with honor befitting
 7
this strigle scraping
 8
—it is the custom
 9
in the Grecian bath.
 10
 
 
An exhale as the assent.
 11
 
 
Descend the tool
 12
commence ablation
 13
the metallic edge is
 14
oblique in its pressings
 15
of olive oiled skin.
 16
 
 
Aft of the blade
 17
flushes of color
 18
the knife excites as
 19
expungement of grime
 20
unearths other
 21
consequent thoughts.
 22
 
 
Time in quiet.
 23
The blading—primary
 24
at hand—we follow a form.
 25
 
 
Partials of him
 26
on the copper, ablated.
 27
Perfume of him
 28
excited, in nostrils
 29
flaring—pause—refocus.
 30
 
 
To cleanse requires to
 31
refrain:
 32
 
 
Long ringlets of jet
 33
in cascade around
 34
copper burnished as gold as
 35
the wished for return
 36
to my fellow not lost
 37
nor taken to arms
 38
in this recall by ode
 39
of truth of a time
 40
when two men might bathe
 41
and this speech was in touch.
 42

14 Dec 05

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More than an urn, this a vase, cast nearly perfect: line 25 is forced and borders on hyperbole.
 — alicedark

yes, perhaps that's just right.  I could,  and probably will, make that line match in repeat of the initial statement:  Long ringlets of jet cascading -instead of- the current L25 "..cascade forever".   Yes!  I think you are quite right there.  Thank you.  
 — netskyIam

Fantastic.
Sharp imagery.
I like the story of this.

For the hell-of-it, read many poems from your list---
Have to say, I enjoyed every one.
hmmm-
maybe I've become a fan :-)
In any case, I admire your talent.
~krttika
 — unknown

ROFLMAO @ the play on words in the title. I love it!
 — FemmeInLA

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