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Wednesday, 22 July 2009
A SEA POEM
“The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.” - Isak Dinesen
A poem tonight which is transcribed from an old journal I used to write in, before blogs and the internet! Funny how the keyboard and screen has now all but replaced paper and pen… I must admit though that pens, pencils, crayons, markers, paper of all sorts are never far away from reach on all of my desks (including at work!).
Seashell, sun-blond with crimson sound Tears lonely air apart, rips silence; And on a sea-blue negative Records the gift of thirsty air.
The rosy cockle speeds through pink light years To impale itself through black irises Engraving an everlasting memory, On marble slabs of my mind.
Sea murmurs, as if a lullaby singing, In cool palaces of unstepped on ocean depths, To put to sleep infant tritons While Amphitrite smiles enigmatically.
The sea, pearl-embroidered, calls to me Its sweet voice echoing in my empty heart While my salt-water blood flows slowly In veins of dolphin body.
Salt, sweetness, coolness, fire of flesh Are kneaded with sun, and sea and sounds of waves, With green darknesses in depths of eyes Illumined by a flash of love, but for a moment.
Now drops of salty sea roll down my cheeks To water my infertile desert. The memory is with me, nonetheless Even if the sea has long dried up.
I open up the locked chest of my mind And there, I find your afterimage Containing all of you in it, Just as the seashell carries within it all of the sea.
In clenched fist I hold tight the conch, A fragment of sun shines in my gaze, My blood is salty and sea-green My thoughts mirroring the has-been, On my retina your blue-green afterimage Burnt indelibly.
Jacqui BB hosts Poetry Wednesday, so visit her site for more poems!
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