Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dante's Answer: Prologue

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Black And White













"...since from this abyss none has returned alive, if what I hear is true, without fear of infamy I answer you." (Dante, Inferno, XXVII 61-66)

Prologue

Black Lines marginalizing lips.
“Secretly shrouded tips.”
Encode the feminine thunder.
Betray the masculine wonder.

White Rules habitually learned.
“Those who learn are spurned.”
Eventually this too will be spoken.
But first the Ego must be broken.

Black Verse exposing inner fragility.
“A laps into romantic stupidity.” 
Falling off Joshua’s Tree.
This legend is not lost on thee.

White Picture of frozen days.
"An image of seasoned ways." 
For those who know.
The best in show.