Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sunday Whirl & National Poetry Month

Hi all,

It's National Poetry Month, and I'm excited to write a new poem inspired by Sunday Whirl.

An Ode to Fallen Hair

You have made plans,
Split ends
Mourning, musing, mocking
My beauty
At the root.
Fuchsia comb growls
Runs its hot teeth
Through my scalp.
No heaven in this falling out.
A final farewell
To heal these tortuous acts,
The blow dryers breath,
And your foes:
Bleach, dye, and sun.

It was the summer of 99
And I thought beauty 
Were rows of thick braids
Tickling my back.
My scalp gleamed like a cornfield
Shivering, sashaying 
In one bountiful motion
When I shook my head.
But my heart bursts
The night my hair tumbles,
Cascading black tufts
In a porcelain sink.
With prayer and time,
My mother's mending fingers
Tamed the flyaway's broken song.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dali's Rose

A rose bloomed
In that patch of blue
With love and lust imbued
Perfumed, made the sunlight blush
In that land of ash and dust.

Inspired by Salvador Dali's Meditative Rose

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Van Gogh's Sunflowers

I will be buried
In a sea of sunflowers
I will traverse the land
While it is young
I will carry a bouquet
For your tears
As blossoms splatter
On my jacket and trousers
I will reach heaven's spire
Etch the luminous profile of God
Regalia in that summer flower's crown

Art by JK Potter

Friday, February 28, 2014

Warmer Skies

The sky was fairer
The air warmer 
For my hopes to soar

Sharing a snapshot from an October sky and hoping for warmer weather.

Happy Sky Watch!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Of Mice & Men (Haiku)

A mouse gains a friend
Iron fisted-strong as sin
Rabbit earth for men

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Winter's Touch

Down my
Her touch
Reigns frost

Written for Sky Watch Friday & my blogging friends.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Glimmering Trees

Luminous spark in your eyes
Anticipate Christmas surprise
Real angels glimmer in trees