Monday, April 06, 2009


Rousseau paints green
on the jungle canvas

his yellow parrots
parade on jagged limbs
where jaguars sleep
jade in verdant shadows

mottled leaves dry
from an afternoon rain
and sun-threads reign
over jaundiced puddles

where parrots drink
and the Paraclete
sleeps shuttered
in the jaguar's keep


Anonymous said...

Oh I love how you write Mr Harvey, you have such a distinct way of writing. I always know the words have and my favourite stanza has got to be:

'mottled leaves dry
from an afternoon rain
and sun threads reign
over jundiced puddles'

Beautiful image, you.

Mat S. said...

You liked that one? Anything especially?