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Dolor of Gaia

by Rajani Kanth


Oft did I travel in the haunts of old

Memories warm, lienholders though cold

By Stygian charnels b’neath leafy groves

Beside seething beaches , sultry coves

reminisced deep, recalling such forms

shadows departed, dead antic norms

pleated of travesty, latticed of spite

impassable glooms, split by tendrils of light

O the dim worlds entered, all unprepared

Guilty, innocent, where no one is spared

Beseeched high heavens, found heavens all bare

As dystopic disorder reigned everywhere –

What penances expiate our sordid sins

What love absolves afore prayer begins?

What fair deeds of charity still remain

To repeal forever our birthmarks of Cain?

Upon earth mother’s long wrenched breast

There be no redemption, nor any sweet rest

She ready casts off our worn mortal coils

Curtailing our trespass, moribunding our toils:

touch her once more, prostrate , at her feet

In Homeric despair , are we made obsolete –


Forfeit all mercy, she doles us our due –

O in Homeric dolor, she bids us adieu:

In Fealty to Others, as Mother to All –

She lets go the Lapsarian Children of Baal

9781941861110-Perfect CODA.indd[©R.Kanth 2018]

Professor Rajani Kanth is the Author of Coda, and Expiations, and
Trustee; World Peace Congress

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