The Eyes of Peacock Feathers Stare at Me
The eyes of peacock feathers stare at me,
soon I shall be crazy mad.
But worry not, love! worry not,
For in my madness, though mad it be,
I shall see the magic of the world,
The dust of stars, Moonbeams,
All the beautiful mystery –
That lives, thrives, twinkles
In the wonderful Air itself.
Come to the dock,
And wave me off,
And tell my ears that you’ll love me eternally,
Longer than the Sun shall glow,
And longer than the forever you know.
For though crazy I shall be,
Love is all you have from me.
Mmm... I think this was written about the time we were reading Moby Dick in American Lit. Class. Me and Ahab are in the same boat really, crazy, with a love for those who try and do befriend us, but who we shall always push away. You want to know why Ahab told Starbuck to stay on the boat? Ask me, love, I know. This poem was written in the same spirit.
You can also get some Emily Dickenson from it, i.e. the random capitalizations, random rhymings. For once I'd like to read something and not be writing by the writer's style afterwards! :(