Where can you find a bell that will ring in your dreams?
– by Pablo Neruda
Old world bells ring on the hour,
half hour, and quarter hour, they
ring for weddings, for funerals,
on Saints’ days, for feast or fast,
for mass and … the bells want
the sky to howl — to shine like
the colour of a gun-grey wolf,
to fill the air with grit and dust.
It’s a wind song … the bells call
to a girl who’s startlingly pale,
looks like an anemic angel, and
she covers her ears … those old
world bells peal on peal, and
she doesn’t know if it’s feast
or fast … if it’s a dream or not,
those bells ringing all the time,
even in her dreams.
DVerse Poetic Questions ©️ Misky 2019