Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dream On...

Water isn't a peril
unless you're drowning in it.
You imagined you could start
your own way of breathing
while riding the waves.
Now you want me to save you.
I can say yes,
I can.
I know how to put my mouth to wounds
to kiss the damage away.
I myself write notes to saints
but every bleeding gash I show
proves less worthy
than the stigmata.
Alright, I'll save you.
First time for me too.
Step one,
stop nailing smoke to the wall,
send flowers to your memories,
and bury them
as if they were a dead princess.
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Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

Thanks for dropping in so early. You are making me think again! There are many evocative phrases in this. I especially like the water not being a peril - unless you're drowning!

willow said...

"...send flowers to your memories, and bury them..." I love that. Powerful, Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
I like visiting early, on my way out for my run, while the good weather lasts..and thank you for your early visit!! I believe you think very well without prompting from me..

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
I so appreciate your kind words and insight, always..thank you!!Are you really just one person??One amazing person!!

Poetikat said...

I like it, Lyn! "nailing smoke to the wall" that's a beaut!


Lyn said...

Hi Kat-
Thank you..I'm sure that you also just "find" a phrase!

Dominic Rivron said...

Like it! Couldn't help thinking of it as (almost) a kind of answer to Stevie Smith's drowned person.

Lyn said...

Hi Dominic-
..."too far out all my life and not waving but drowning"...a common malady!
Thank you for the comparison..but in my poem I believe the waving man is in distress!!

Derrick said...

Hi again Lyn,

Just came across a peach poem at my friend Alaine's, downunder. You might like to take a look. Enjoy your weekend.

Lyn said...

Thank you so much for leading me to such a terrific poem..I will follow the sure can spot them!!
Now I'm out the door (7:45AM)for my run..a gorgeous, clear morning!!

Jeane said...

good morning Lyn - wow, this is so powerful - so much here - thank you :)

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
So glad that you liked this one..I'm doing so much writing these days..a positive sign!


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