Sunday, January 30, 2011

CIRCLES/ Poetry Potluck #20

                                                          Henri Matisse

FOR THIS WEEK'S Poetry Potluck #20, we are given the theme of Peace, Relaxation, and Spirituality.  I think spirituality chose me!


CIRCLES

Standing within
a circle of prayer,
my spirit rises
in an ecstatic haze.

Float through holy words,
feel a splash
of sacred water
sizzle on my fiery brow.

Revive me
from my slumber.
At my feet,
a grey scaly fish,
with glazed eyes,
waits to be reborn.

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12 comments:

dan roberson said...

feel a splash of sacred water sizzle on my fiery brow. I can feel it and hear it.

Lyn said...

Hi Dan-
Thanks for your comment, and for visiting...

Jingle said...

wow, so eloquent demonstration ...

love your wit.
have fun!
A++

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thank you so much for your kind comment..really appreciate all you do!

bendedspoon said...

My spirit rises as I’m reading your poem. It just felt so beautiful.
:)

Windsmoke. said...

I could just imagine worshippers kneeling at the sacrificial alter splashing water on their brows and praying :-).

Gaston Studio said...

Oh yes, this one brings vivid imagry Lyn; so nice!

Lyn said...

Hi Jane-
I know you'll understand when I say, this sort of wrote itself! Thank you...

liv2write2day said...

There is a sense of the sacred, other-worldly in this. Enchanting.

Lyn said...

Hi liv2write2day-
Thanks so much..i sort of wanted this to float!!

Kavita said...

Wowwiieezz!! LOVED the vivid images you created with your awesome wordplay here...
"feel a splash
of sacred water
sizzle on my fiery brow." -- Really really liked these lines a LOT!!!

Lyn said...

Hi Kavita-
Love that word...wowweee..whatever..thanks so much for your comment..really appreciate it!!

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