the loudness of grove

Moan the writ, the
loudness of

grove; moan too the ax
    moan the

bite, the etch of stony bite
    moan the boar’s tide
    its wire

now knotted into age
    moan the tangle
        the breadth of being stared at for worth
        moan the eye that stares for worth moan the etch of stony bite the loudness of grove –

Warm steel goes down with
    sunshine, flows

Like the mildewed mist when
    very little is watered

Very little is softened very little
    is going down warm –

I seek the unforgiving and
am forgiven
The unthankedfor & am given
    the heart of sun
    as friend

I locked stone as angel and
am fire
The ax & the anvil & am given
    the fill of moon
    as friend –

8 comments on “the loudness of grove

  1. Munira says:

    Uff! Amazing, amazing, amazing.

  2. João-Maria says:

    You’re immensely talented, Huzaifa. I’m envious; envious and proud. Do you have any published oeuvre one could purchase?

    • huzaifazoom says:

      Thanks João-Maria, that is so kind. And no, I have not yet ventured into publishing even though I’ve been tempted. Also not sure if the outreach that publishing today enables can be reconciled with the urgency that the poetry of the day demands. Look forward to reading your poems in the coming days.

      • João-Maria says:

        I’d certainly recommend one of those self-publishing ventures that, although not wide in commercial amplitude, as you mentioned, still allow for active admirers to collect your work, if not simply to have it.
        I follow a lot of marvelous e-creators that I adore, and I oft worry that, as if from dust to dawn, their websites evaporate, and I won’t be able to read them any longer.
        Oh, and don’t bother, they’re bad. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to write something of artistic value, but now I live in a Beckettian adage of failing better, or trying to.
        I’m happy being just a follower, Huzaifa.

      • huzaifazoom says:

        🙂 I came very close to self-publishing this time last year.. I also spend a large chunk of time creating socially-aware data visualizations, which I have long been attempting to merge with poems – mine and others – but with little oomph. Not given up though.

      • João-Maria says:

        I did see those as well; the link in your twitter redirects there.
        It won’t be an easy task. Your style, I’d say, doesn’t blend too well with any visual company. It’d be like painting The Comedian as the Letter C, which would indubitably result in a detriment of both. I don’t know why this is, but it might have something to do with cognitive fluidity.
        I’m glad you haven’t given up, though. That’s all we can do: march.

      • huzaifazoom says:

        I think you may be right, but a joyful side-effect may come about as a result.. Thanks again.

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