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Two poems by Santiago del Dardano Turann
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Santiago del Dardano Turann was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1968. He now resides in San Francisco, California.
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"A CAFÉ ON TARAVAL"
The heartbeats that are past can never be
Returned to us no more than memory
Can breathe again with breath that has been lost
In brittle clouds weak as the autumn frost.
Too many hours wither on a sea
Of stagnation or the days are tossed
On Tyche’s writhing moods in misery,
With which our petty plans are often crossed;
These leave the minutes broken into spray
Upon our thoughts to mutely pass away.
Sometimes we raise our hands against the flow
Of emptiness and grasp for things to show
That while our voices ring for just a day
We’ll raise them still to stand against life’s sorrow
And in this short time try to find a way
To sing our swan song afternoon adagio.