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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, March 11, 2013

Song of Oshun

Yasmin Hernandez, Yamaya y Ochun, 2003


Daughter of the Waters
Cerulean goddess
Your beauty shimmers
Chandelier crystals windowpane refracted
All the colors of life

Beneath your surface
Shine fairy wands
Flamboyant, joyful
Phosphorescent
A galaxy of playful stars
Fallen from the sky
To scamper among the fishes

Moon crochets a blanket
Of swells upon the wet
As you inscribe love poems
In the sand.

and d'Verse Poets Pub, Open Link Tuesday (too late for Poetics, Interactions!) 

*this poem was written from a list of words provided by my daughter:
chandelier, fairy, scamper, shimmer, inscribe, flamboyant, cerulean, playful, windowpane, crochet (thanks so much for the inspirational words, Allison!)

10 comments:

Margaret said...

a crocheting moon! Just a stunning image and THANK you for submitting late. I don't mind at all!

Ella said...

Gorgeous Lolamouse! I love it...
the stars and a crocheted moon...wondrous!

Brian Miller said...

very cool...esp that last stanza for me...a little moon magic and writing in sand....that first pic is pretty amazing as well...

Fireblossom said...

I'm always afraid to use phofser...fosper...phospherz...that big word, cos I can't spell it!!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Such beautiful imagery, Lolamouse. Your words capture well the beauty of the body art.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Beautiful and imaginative imagery.

Grace said...

Love the weaving of the challenging words ~ Those ending lines are specially divine ~

Jessica Lynn Lang said...

You've included some amazing art with your creative poem. Very cool.

Jessica Lynn Lang said...

You've included some amazing art with your creative poem. Very cool.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

A bloody awesome poem with some amazing art...........