Selected poems from 'Tabular Rasa' by Jeff Raheb

  • Havana      
  • Paro Dzhong - Bhutan      
  • Dal Lake - Kashmir      
  • Bamboo      
  • The Center      
  • I Pour You A Cup Of Tea      
  • For The Women Of Bosnia      
  • You Say It Is Raining      
  • Zimbabwe      
  • The Comet      
  • Pygmalion      
  • Ganges      
  • Nasca - Peru      
  • Zu Twa Szi      
  • Body Rain      
  • The Shadow Puppet (Jogjakarta )                      
  • Songkla - Thailand      
  • 5 Haikus
  • Body Rain

    We long to hide
    in the curvature of our passion
    Lips on lips
    I taste your Body Rain
    as it covers the anguish of our undoing
    We drink the hot fever
    burning youth and age
    in the smell of animal primeval
    But there is a word you speak
    It is a forgetfulness
    splitting ego like a slap under dreams
    the sleeplessness of fear
    Knifed edged memories
    into the passion fruit
    of our souls
    But our fingers entwine like our bodies
    and squeeze the venom
    out of our courage
    So that we may slip
    into a soundless awakening

    Copyright 2004 Jeff Raheb