You Are All Invited to the Fantasy #Throwback Thursday

I am
beyond aerosphere 
to starbursts 
of promised land
I step into 
a celestial vault
explode into
a million moonbeams
no, sunbeams
no, nimbi
where am I
with Pi in the sky
no, some other cosmic abode
with diamonds
no, cherries
no, bijous
in the fat palms of deities

while the band surrender 
to the sorcery 
of euphonious
third eye plane 
my inner domain 
now the trumpet speaks
a conversation 
with the brass section
breaks it down
right down
and the brass goes yeah
I feel you
while the piano butts in  
but can only agree 
as all are one 
in the family tree.

I’m in the indigo 
swirling streams 
thought bombs
beguile my dreams 
while men float 
in ether soup
telepath me
in puzzling tongues 
the cobra
knows not the answer
yet trusts implicitly 
where to go
while the auricle
hears whole 
and separate
all at once.

My African dream
spins in the cosmic 
orbs of firmament
I’m a little bit
just a tiny bit 
to some kind
of seventh heaven
thank you
monkey man
you fathomed
the Sphinx’s riddle
sun god understands 
and the divinities
of fluent geometry
sense you rumble 
through Geb desert earth 
course across
Nut starry sky.

© N Nazir 2022

*Originally written last year for napowrimo poetry prompt for April 1st: to write a response to the animated version of Seductive Fantasy by Sun Ra and his Arkestra. I thought I’d finally share it (unedited) and kill two birds with a Throwback Thursday.

*Shared for dVerse Open Link Night, hosted by Mish.

42 thoughts on “You Are All Invited to the Fantasy #Throwback Thursday

      1. I was taken to à jazz club I went to à few times in Baku, Azerbaijan, over 20 years ago…and a ‘date’ I had there! Wonderful poetry, and really fit my memory very well of an evening full of allusions, wonderful repartee and music. Really like the hesitancy of your beginning, leading into deep and exotic geograohy.

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  1. Wow, thanks for the invite! It was an adventure into unknown dimensions. Loved the indecisiveness in the first stanza. A great interpretation of the video….which was also quite a trip. I saw many images that reminded me of heart valves, ventricles…..strange and amusing.

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