Mulberry Mood

Oh, mulberry mood,

the poet’s mood

of purple intensity

when, summoned by inspiration,

willing words come flying

through the windows

of the soul.


Haltingly they hover

over the page

hesitating  in pale pencil

before they settle

to leave a permanent imprint:

burgundy butterfly blots

of feeling and thought

indelible rorschach

of self.

                                                                                                       Jakarta 2004