Pyres

Roberto Suárez Torres 1983 (New York)



The soldiers are praised still resting in peace,
the bold white shine on a gem of the fleece,
pious before an altar and the smoke
that bleeds to glut divers
Lords, by a fount found in a steep hill;
fill,
with what the eyes secrets green shall fulfill,
at the summit of a mount by the classic Greeks,
and those that the light since birth fain seek,
at the altar apt much, liquid poured,
with statements bored, shrill colors
like sharp drills bridging two lands,
that slow each
with two hands that near mark and wide circles ward,
if the sea drags many judged, fixed in the deep,
asleep, utterly their fame can rest
by the flame of men enlisted best,
and a woman tattooed on their breast.
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Written on August 25, 2023

Submitted by robertrad2021 on August 25, 2023

Modified by robertrad2021 on August 28, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABCDDDEFGCHIGJKKK
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 689
Words 142
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 18

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