Saturday, 5 October 2013

Our bodies

    If I am to assemble our bodies

in a canvas

    it will be the distance between pale 

sky and sea

    pounding the wall thick of old trees  



If I am to journal our words 

    in a book

it will be thin & scrawny with hardly

   any quotes

pressed amidst dried roses & frayed ink

  

So instead,  I will make plump of

    our hollowed bellies &  

smear turmeric & saffron on our faces 

    earth rich, sun-burst colors    

pining eagerly as autumn leaves before falling  

                                                                    away-



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43 comments:

  1. This is simply beautiful, Grace. You have used your words with the most delicate of touches and have conveyed a wealth of meaning about love, and worth.

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    1. Thank you Kerry ~ The title is one from her selected work ~

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  2. Autumn is nice when you experience it together.....

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  3. nice...love the use of the spices smeared on bodies...before the fall...there is a nice energy to me...not a passive acceptance....

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    1. Yes, make it colorful and spicy this fall ~ Thanks Brian ~

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    2. smiles...oh i will...
      happy sunday

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  4. The picture! Your words! As gentle as Levertov, and as gutsy. My favorite stanzas are the assembling and the journalling. The final stanza is more like kneading bread before it rises, more kitchen table and trees.

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    1. Thank you Susan ~ I too love that picture ~

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  5. Oh so incredible Heaven, I adore this, you just never seem to get worse at this, constantly better.

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  6. This just glows, Heaven, and engages all the senses. Lovely.

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  7. thin and scrawny but still much to say I bet

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  8. I agree with Hedge! The senses just come alive in this poem!

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  9. nice incorporation of picture...beautiful Grace

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  10. this made me inhale deeply, Heaven ~ M

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  11. This is beautiful Grace, particularly the last stanza and its evocation of the season.

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  12. Beautifully sensual and vivid. Loved the contrast. Great work.

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  13. Lovely poem. I felt the words 'pining eagerly as autumn leaves before falling away.' It was truly magical.

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  14. words with power ..painted in a delicate pattern... wonderful post

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  15. this is how you paint the erotic. Incredibly tactile and sensual, Grace.

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  16. This is a very pretty poem. I like the formatting. My favorite part about it, though, would have to be the beautiful vocabulary. Well done.

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  17. Really sweet and beautiful imagery...
    -HA

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  18. Oh this is so beautiful and evocative. Loved it!

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  19. This poem has a rich sensuality about it & conveys a feeling of deep love, Grace!

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  20. really sensual and the end is really lovely.. beauty.

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  21. This is an absolute beauty ... full of romanticism :-)

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  22. a very original poem, really enjoyed reading this. and the photo was perfect!

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  23. amazing the many expressions for love / no words needed
    I'll take mine "pressed amidst dried roses & frayed ink"
    :)

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  24. Wow, just love this piece. Combined with that image, it's just perfect.

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  25. That picture is haunting. I took away a bit of sadness in this poem, Heaven. As always, thank you!

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