Thursday, June 18, 2009

Six favorite things

A picture braided of my sons' hair
the wealth of three heads made into mad design
organized tangles, swirls, capers
shades of gold
all in one frame, held

A grain of sand from the moon
carved by some small hands into a castle
each brick showing in microscopic detail
blue shimmering lights flowing from the windows
like someone really lives there

A bottle, small and perfect
filled with the perfume of ginger and lilacs
all golden and swirly. diamond bits so light they float to the top

A red thread, fine and strong
connected to a star

Pacemaker, set in a mountain for the heart of the world
keeping things moving along when they feel old and slow
booming out with secrets and keeping what's next in line
the rhythm changes by and by
bye and bye

The word, twisting in the wind
there to grasp and fling
once released
the color is unknown but there it is
cut free of the tongue and on its own



Blogger Gerry Boyd said...

"A red thread, fine and strong
connected to a star"

All good. Loved that line. Bravo!

6/18/09, 8:48 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Magical, such a wonderful sense of freedom...oh I have to go and read it again :)

6/18/09, 9:10 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

and even more beautiful on the third read, yes I've read it three times, it's just fabulous, a real joy to read :)

6/18/09, 9:12 AM  
Blogger Stampmaiden said...

This poem is such a beautiful visual for me. It's words are so powerful that I can "see" everything you wrote.

6/18/09, 10:09 AM  
Blogger Echo said...

Thank you all. I was inspired by the work of stampmaiden.
Gerry, I tried to post on your blog but it wouldn't let me for some reason this is what I tried to say ...
"Wow, this touched me in a place I haven't felt for a while.
Thanks for visiting my blog, i enjoy yours too."

6/18/09, 10:51 PM  
Blogger goatman said...

Very good.
""the" word twisting in the wind" rather than ""a" word twisting in the wind."

This gives it a universal feel of anywords rather than anything wordy in particular --- nice touch.

6/20/09, 1:16 PM  
Blogger the walking man said...

Been reading this for what three or four days now? Just don't know what to say about the diversity of imagery here from the edge of the universe to a ladies dressing table and a bit of earth as a stop between.

There is only one word that cuts itself loose.


6/21/09, 1:40 AM  
Blogger laughingwolf said...

absolutely fabulous :)

6/23/09, 1:47 PM  
Blogger meetu said...

have read something really nice after a long time

7/10/09, 10:21 AM  
Blogger human being said...

and what if you were forced to choose one from the six?

nowadays nobody believes me when i talk abut an alchemic mix!


9/12/09, 5:22 AM  
Blogger Echo said...

Human being, you can't choose one because they are all one, mixed.

But to be connected to a star, that would be the bomb.

9/13/09, 8:37 PM  

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