PAEAN TO ABERYSTWYTH

Steep-toppling streets

(I wrote, 30 years ago,

in a poor Dylan imitation)

Gaudy guesthouses

(I write now, in fond rememberance)

City -it SHOULD be one-

Of dreams, sand,

Theatre, concert hall,

Myriad of streets

Falling over each other

In their rush to get to the sea.

Two years spent looking over

South Beach

And the sea

And the ineffably beautiful sunsets

Direct from my bedroom window,

Onto the Irish Sea;

Sometimes reading:

I remember reading Coleridge

Sat in an armchair in

My bay window

Overlooking that sunset

Arrayed in golden, pink

And red

Colours.

“Aber”

Aberystyth

Memories without,

And with,

Recall

(To quote Seurel)…

Aberystwyth.

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About decayetude

ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)
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2 Responses to PAEAN TO ABERYSTWYTH

  1. Merry says:

    You are good at describing places. Not that I’ve ever been to Aberystwyth – but now I’d like to see it for myself.

  2. decayetude says:

    Thanks again, Merry; a bit D. Thomas derivative; but heartfelt;it is one of the most beautiful towns in Uk, i went to uni there. i shall always love it;a spiritual home. love Steve

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