Fountain (1935) Life drips from the fountain of youth, streaming from a distant future. The well of a never ending past. Peaceful, glistening drops hurry to their end. Continuous life streams pass. Simultaneous origins of origin. Soft ripples of pain and pleasure spread beyond memory. Recycled dreams and history soon to be forgotten, but to those who stop inquiry receive a peace in rhythm seldom discovered today.
This is a throwback poem from a previously published book. I’ll be posting throwbacks every Wednesday.
This particular poem appears in the book Tea & Sprockets. I wrote this poem while a student at the University of Oklahoma. I took a pause between classes to sit in front of the Class of 1935 fountain by the student union and these words started coming to me. I wrote it in either 2004 or 2005.
Tea & Sprockets
Tea & Sprockets is D.L. Lang's debut poetry book. This collection spans 15 years of work, encompassing poems from 1995 to 2010. Across the 106 selected poems, Lang weaves together themes of love and friendship, death and loss, war and peace.