The Lovers, The Dreamers, and We

Call me crazy
but I am
and madly
and utterly
in love with life,
its manifold fingers
on the pulse of the sun,
its fleshy, ripening
portents, and winged hushes,
I have become
the guy
that sees rainbows
wildly spitting color
as if
to rechristen the gleam
in my eyes,
the lover of historic
gray silences
coursing through
the veins of stones,
to walk,
with my head
tilted skyward
in praise of hawks,
their lofty, gliding
a salve for my mortal heart,
how I became this guy,
I don’t know,
Catholic-Italian Brooklyn
from rough-hewn streets
and corners
I was,
and now,
a single blade of grass
has the power
to slow me down,
the bark of olive trees
has left imprints on my lips,
and clouds bundled
in a snowdrift symphony,
play me to the reveries
of Mozart’s ghost
in fleece,
or how the sea
tailors its own
furl-fringed script
and pearlescent art,
to Mister Shakespeare’s
There are more things
in heaven and earth
than are dreamt of
in your philosophy,
the sudden turns
of wonder,
and sorrow,
fill the heart’s bask,
and here I am,
a scarred feather in a gale,
carrying the scrim of wonder
to its most lucid




About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello now lives in Taos, New Mexico. He is the author of three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, The Iconoclast, Adobe Walls, Kansas City Voices, and the Tishman Review. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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21 Responses to The Lovers, The Dreamers, and We

  1. So beautiful.
    I think the world needs a lot more of this crazy 😊

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  2. You have certainly given me soul suggestions of how to love life
    This is,perfect

    Liked by 1 person

  3. a wondrous thing the transitions we can make in life. you’ve written about it beautifully!

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