Tuesday, March 9, 2010

She Counts The Lashes

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

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

(Just one of many)


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!

Wednesday Wallpaper - Deer

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...


Regina said...

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

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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!