Friday, November 30, 2012

for the water . . .













these words have steeped for a while now . .
in this vessel of November sky & the golden light of plowed fields . .
you are Water Turquoise-Cinque-Terre-Blue :
soothing, enveloping & sure
with the crystalline smell of first snow - icy & apple-crisp
spiced with a lavender borealis & ginger zest
you allow the float, the surrender, the paintbox to swoop in & rise to song
present in love, forgiveness & laughter . . .
you ride between wonder & sage-ness
taking prisoners wildly delightful in their felted chains
with a hand of grace & skill
mischievous . . you lure your sailors with Guinness Cake & a canvas of surprise
crafting connection with brush strokes of vibrant color-wheel possibility
holding us all closer to the light
shining & floating. . .
Water Turquoise-Cinque-Terre-Blue

Monday, November 26, 2012

illumination











You steal beside me like an ochre whisper
phantom presence
softly erasing all negative space
blooming into darkness & the quiet burn of a million stars
"Make a strong line, don't sketch it out - be sure when you draw", you once told me.
Be sure
 . . . drawn then
Held - with a kiss that carries the weight & spin of this blue rock
Exquisite : containing the 1949 worlds fair, the soundtrack to fantasia
& maybe the partridge family
ruby-throated hummingbirds land on my tongue & travel into my soul
stealing all measure of hurt
weaving a patch of feathers, words & succulence over all wounds
skin is diffused & forgiven - effervescent . . .
inconsequential to the heart of the matter
celebrated by the sureness of snow as it lies on my lips
direct & boldly waiting for the sureness of the melt
boreal & piercing
and sure  . . .

Friday, November 23, 2012

davis avenue


underneath the sofa
was a perfect place to lay
tucked & pajama-footed
in my secret hide-a-way
yellow flannel-orange blossoms
perfect to blend between
nylon threads, vanilla walls
picture-window tv screen
parents glued to Carson,
no one saw me sneak
along the shadows of a room
to risk the chance to peek
grown-ups had this cocktail life,
up late with cigarettes & rye
as I triangled behind the couch,
a pony-tailed-bobby-socked spy
I watched the world unfold from there
my vantage a hushed thrill
if I could only turn back time
you'd find me nested still

Monday, November 19, 2012

thankfulness


Hollowness is only hollowness when viewed from within the hollow
When beside it, it shimmers with a ripeness found only in peaches
and the sun
Most often, it is found in shades of blue & green
though gold sometimes hides deep in it's pockets
Lay your ear against it's tautness, and listen
Do you hear the ocean ? the pulling note from a cello ? rain on a sidewalk ?
Maybe the soundtrack from Goldfinger or Doctor Zhivago
Lay your hand upon the hollow, and snap down a beat . . It's ring of rhythm surprises
It holds a tone & a thread of story . . .
Hollowness holds everything when one stands from without

Thursday, November 8, 2012

fragment









Darker though becoming. . . .
of clear water frozen shallow
with no benefit of kites or bridges
traveling in wires thin of courage
ring-tailed moon
and
a silver mapled soul

Saturday, November 3, 2012

epiphany











mid-day shadows
and
a
longing
for an island upon which to gather berries & silence
thorned & violet as cotton acanthium
bring me quiet blue
splashing against sinew & marrow
wide & pale as fragility
still …. 
hushed birdsong & anthem
hushed to lines bold & righteous
hush ….
i will wear feathers
and
      find you







At Plum Tree Books, we are having a little Blog Walk
to celebrate Joss Landry's new book Mirror Deep, 
This blog walk centers around a paragraph, poem or piece challenge - using the word longing.
I can run a little luke-warm on traditional blog-hops, so this is a great incentive to write something new, include other artists & writers … and meet some new friends !

I hope you check in, and see who has joined our longing walk …...

  




5th November:
Jennifer Kiley http://thesecretkeeper.net  @occultguardian

6th November: 

8th November: 
Tonia Marie Harris http://passionfind.wordpress.com/ @TMarieHarris

10th November: 

Dianne Ebejer: 

Susie Bertie: