Salt Cellar, by Dennis Daly
Lounging lord and lady they are today
Makers of their own realms and in-between.
The drama of lover and libertine,
Locked in passions draw, its hold, its replay,
Dazzles the audience with golden touch
Of Midas, the king of all our metals.
Earth, who I chiseled into place, settles
Her accounts, peppercorns for such and such.
Sea creatures toss up their ready sovereign
To direct the tempests with trident wand.
He metes out his hoard of riches in salt.
Together the sentient world they govern,
As inlets and ridges entangle a bond
That pleasures them both. Our lives they exalt.
Dennis Daly lives in Salem MA. He has published six books of poetry and poetic translations. His 7th book, The Devil's Artisan, Sonnets from the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini is now seeking a publisher.. His blog site Weights and Measures is dennisfdaly.blogspot.com.
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