Sunday, 30 December 2012

Shaken by your beauty



                                       i am awakened by beauty
                                                          crystal flake & sunset -
                  tangerine bloom, speckled pink cheeks 
                                       i gaze, basking your scent  
                                                   shaken                        
      by joy, keenly taken
                                                   i speak     
                                       no words, as if lightning 
                         arrowed my tongue, piercing ruby-    
                             heart to burst into spring  




                                         you fall by the crackling coal fire 
          snow drift of seeds and pines -  
                         alabaster skin turning gold
                                         i dream that you are mine   
                            shaking  
like a leaf,  deep aching    
                            to fold    
                                         my arms are lengthening 
                 to cup your spires, hollows and flare
                            until there's us - ripening


Posted for OpenLinkNight of Imaginary Garden with Real Toads & Poets United
and Sunday's Challenge - based on form of  Robert Herrick's poem - To Daffodils

x x x x x x x a                                               Inspirational quote:
x x x x x b                                                    “You lethargic, waiting upon me,
x x x x x x x c                                               waiting for the fire and I, 
x x x x x b                                                     attendant upon you, shaken by your beauty.
d                                                                  Shaken by your beauty.
x x x x x d                                                     Shaken."
c                                                                 ~William Carlos Williams 
x x x x x e
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x e 

This year has been a productive year of writing for me.   I have written 132 for this blog, and another 176 in my other blog, a total of 309 for 2012.   Thank you for all the support and encouragement.   Happy New Year to all my blogger friends.

59 comments:

  1. lightning
    arrowed my tongue, piercing ruby-
    heart to burst into spring
    ....really cool lines those and followed by the crackling....makes for some nice images and sounds grace....

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  2. This poems is stunning and just beautiful. I love your words and the imagery it presents when I read it.

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  3. And Happy New Year to YOU, Grace. It has indeed been a productive year for you. I will have to count up the # of poems I wrote this year. As far as this particular poem shared, I am especially taken by the words "piercing ruby-heart to burst into spring" and I want to say HURRAH, BRING ON SPRING! I wish you a lot of good writing in 2013!

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    1. Alas, we have to bear with winter for another quarter ~ Thank you kindly Mary ~

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  4. Lovely images, Grace. I especially enjoyed 'shaken by joy' Happy New Year!

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  5. May the new year bring you more joy and peace...keep writing G...

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  6. Congrats on the productive year, Grace. Way to go! I look forward to reading more of your work in 2013.

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  7. This is really impressive. I'm still trying to understand the form but this beautiful.

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    1. The form does wonders to my voice ~ Thank you Ben ~

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    1. Thank you Lolly~ Writing in a different form is a challenge ~

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  9. brilliantly crafted.lovely flow and rhythm to the whole piece.also adore the play of colors.
    p.s. shouldn't it be 'awakened' in the first line?

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  10. This is just superb, Grace. Every line shouts out your own style, and this form really suits the way you express yourself. I do hope that you will return to it and make it your own. Just beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you Kerry for the wonderful challenge on the form ~

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  11. lovely, Grace!

    i hope 2013 is an even better year for you and your family!



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  12. Such a warm, positive and romantic poem. Happy New Year to you too Grace, may at least some of your dreams come true.

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  13. Wish you a Happy 2013 and look forward to your postings in the coming year.

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  14. love that title and your authentic poem too!

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    1. The title came from a quote, which I also posted ~ Thank you Old Ollie ~

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  15. So grateful I found both your blogs, Heaven. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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    1. Happy to see you expanding your writing Elsie ~ Happy New Year too ~

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  16. exquisite as always Grace... Happy New Year... may this be another filled with writing and all that you love!

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    1. Thank you for all the inspiration Laura ~

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  17. Wow!!!! This entire site has burst open for me in ways this poem describes--The WCW quote, the pictures down the side! Come land by my fire, watch my arms extend into the embrace! Thank you for showing that such joy exists. Happy New Year.

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    1. What a lovely response Susan ~ Thank you for the support and enthusiasm ~

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  18. tangerine bloom, love that picture.
    And love the snowflakes too!
    Wishing you all the best in the new year, my dear!

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    1. Thank you Dezzy ~ Cheers for another wonderful year ~

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  19. Great use of format indeed, and as always imagery glows at your feed. A ton of posts too you almost caught my zoo..haha

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    1. Well my # of posts are nothing compared to you ~ Thank you Pat ~

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  20. You managed to create beauty while following form. Well done! And I am proud of your prolific 2012. What a lot of writing!

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/12/31/your-essence/

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    1. Joining prompts helped me a lot Kim ~ Thank you and cheers ~

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  21. lovely, lovely, lively; and three prompts in one, well done. happy New year http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/happy-new-year-2013.html

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  22. You've ended the year on a positive note and with lovely verse written with rules that could confine you, but didn't.

    Wishing you a prosperous and productive New Year.

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  23. This is beautiful. Happy New Year, Grace!

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  24. This is just amazing! I love the rich imagery and use of the seasons.

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  25. This is wonderful Heaven, here's hoping you have a great new year as well!

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  26. The form just melts into your content...this was gorgeous, Grace...love the ripening ending!

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  27. I enjoyed reading this, wonderful word images, words flowed nicely.

    Wishing you the Happiest of New Years ever !

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  28. Wonderful, Grace. I love the almost-repetition of words: shaken, shaking... you have made the form your own, for sure.
    K

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  29. Just gorgeous. Delicious in every way. Happy New Year to you :)

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  30. Dense with images and sensuality. Here's hoping for more of the same in the new year, Grace. Very nice work.

    SK

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  31. Very interesting poem form! Great job with yours! Happy, Happy New Year 2013!!! All the best!!!

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  32. Aching and gentle, a beautiful companion to the WCW piece, it stretches beyond the boundaries of shaken and into the realm beautiful desire. Great work and congrats on the prolific year, look forward to more this year for sure. Happy New Year!!!!

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  33. This is absolutely beautiful! I love that you've taken inspiration from WCW...one of my favorite poetry gods.

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  34. This has got to be your best yet, certainly of those I've read. It's a real gem!

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  35. So beautiful! Congrats and good wishes... :-)

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