Sunday, February 20, 2011

SANCTUM FOR RENT/ Poetry Potluck #23

                                   
          
TODAY WE ARE ASKED by Poetry Potluck #23, to choose from the topics, Our Home, Temple, Sanctum.
Somehow, Sanctum caught my eye...hope you enjoy!


SANCTUM FOR RENT

Looking for a place
to hang my sins out to dry,
quiet enough to work
on my peace of mind.

A place to rinse
and spin my karma,
see the Moon
from my window,
snatch it when
it kisses me.

Is it futile to ask
for a dazzling altar,
a place for a cast-out
friend to pray?

Also, I'd like a holy cup
that sings,
when I stir up
some courage,
and a door
easily opened
to shepherds,
leading their flock.

How about
some cross ventilation,
a cool breeze
to carry
my words aloft,
when I ask,
have I been saved?

Absolute necessity:
ability to break
the lease
at a moment's notice.


copyright/all rights reserved/ 2011


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30 comments:

abthomas said...

Slick write! If only there was such a rental available!

brennanbogert said...

I like how you mix the quest for spiritual home with thee search for a house. More people should shop based on that.

Lyn said...

Hi abthomas-
Thanks so much..sometimes it seems to be the right place..but, then the escape clause!!!

Lyn said...

Hi brennanbogert-
There should be such a place..within! Thank you for visiting..

bendedspoon said...

I like a holy cup that sings too! Wow to your imagination! :)

Butterflies of time said...

great imagery here. congrats . loved all the things u asked for.in such an imaginative way.

Tim Keen said...

Looking for a place to hang my sins out to dry is an awesome line.



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sam said...

well written...

fiveloaf said...

deep in meaning.. nice ! my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/06/04/metamorphosis/

Lyn said...

Hi bendedspoon-
Glad to hear from you...thanks for the comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Butterflies....
My thanks to you...I had fun doing this one!

Lyn said...

Hi Tim-
Still looking..thanks for dropping by...

Lyn said...

Hi Sam-
Thanks for your comment!!

Lyn said...

Hi fiveloaf-
Appreciate your comment..can't wait to read yours!!

Gaston Studio said...

I love that you left the "back door" open so that if it wasn't up to your standard, you have the option to break the lease!

Lyn said...

Hi Jane-
Thanks..one thing absolutely certain about me..I like to know where the exit is!!

thingy said...

Is this the ghost clause?

Loved this. : )

Lyn said...

Hi thingy-
We should all have one! Thanks so much...

jessicasjapes said...

That last group of lines is great!
I loved it all, a light touch throughout.

Lyn said...

Hi Jessica-
So pleased to hear from you..thanks so much!

Jingle said...

Looking for a place
to hang my sins out to dry,
quiet enough to work
on my peace of mind...


your words are stunning, brilliant poetry.
you rock.
A++

liv2write2day said...

Stunning poetry, Lyn. The images are so well crafted.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
All is done because of your efforts..thanks so much for what you do!

Lyn said...

Hi liv2write2day-
It was so interesting to do..thank you!!

azfree said...

Make sure you read the lease for sure! Very original, and fun read.

Kim Nelson said...

Yes! Sounds ideal. I am lucky to inhabit nearly such a place. Blessed, no?

Lyn said...

Hi azfree-
Thanks for visiting, and the very nice comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Kim-
How lucky you are..blessed, indeed..I too find myself there, from time to time!!

dan roberson said...

You must have been one of the good ones and pre-qualified. Sanctum for Rent..a very clever poem. A very nice blend of being timid and bold, physical and spiritual. Thanks for sharing.

Lyn said...

Hi Dan-
That's a good one..prequalified!All those traits...me! Thank you...

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