Tuesday, March 9, 2010

She Counts The Lashes

Dark eyes
Bleed
In delicate lines
She Counts the Lashes
That swell
Upon her back
&
Branch
Across her spine
Like some faraway map
In present time

They come to rest
With scars she'll carry
Hidden
Beneath a sack
Too cumbersome
For everyday tasks


(Just one of many)

14 comments:

The Write Girl said...

What a deep and emotional poem here. This certainly evokes crucifixion for me as well. I am quite touched and moved by this piece. Beautifully written.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Katina!

Titania said...

Such a pretty header; the back of this sunflower is as attractive as the front, or is this the front and the other side the ...now I am confused!
Seriously it is very attractive and makes you LOOK!
The poem so sad and so very deep like a big hole one is never able to crawl out of it.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh thanks Titania! No your right..its the back. I guess this was a bit dark wasn't it! This kind of thing gets me down. Well I'm so glad you came by for the read- hope you have a wonderful day!

Amin said...

Very beautiful.

Nicolette said...

Hi Regina,

A beautiful poem! Saw your comment on Margaret of Molokai today. I was wondering if you have written anything about Molokai?

Nicolette, www.leprahealthinaction.org

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Amazing frame of words!

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Paula Werner Severo said...

very beautiful photos you have here.. this is why I´m offering you an award... to receive it please enter my blog!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there Amin.. Nicolette (greetings-glad you stopped by..no, I haven't, I only read the book- I will come by),
Bhavesh Chhatbar- thank you!!
Paula- I'm very grateful-just left comment!!
Thanks to all for your visit!

Friko said...

you are a photographic wizzard; your headers are brilliant.
your poem is so very dark by comparison. Beautiful

Kilauea Poetry said...

Friko- thank you- your words are truly encouraging!

Amin said...

Nice.

Regina said...

So deep , full of pain.
Its a moving poem dear friend.

(PS. Its an ube (purple yam) ice cream.
The halo-halo is available all year round.

XO

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey..thank you Regina- and for the info!! The colors are so appitizing huh?! Have a great day-

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!