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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Heads Or Tails Poem


Heads Or Tails! April 29 TAILS Prompt: Share a special memory



After the Saffron Flowers

Drawn toward the land
of wind-polished stone
arroyos breeding rabbit brush
Joshua trees that curl
where hawks knife endless sky
and death is dry and clean.
I place my palm
on alabaster marble,
Buddha belly of
the newborn boy,
watch the desert
brown and cracked
crawl across my hand.




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18 comments:

Jean at Penny Lane said...

You are amazing how you come up with all this poetry on a theme.

I hope you can stop by my blog and read my entry -- I am sure you will get a good laugh workout.

storyteller said...

Lovely poetic images of this special time in your life! Thanks for sharing them today.

I used HoT (at Small Reflections) this week as a way to ‘revisit’ some of my earliest blog posts and remind myself just why I entered the Blogosphere in the first place.
Hugs and blessings,

Rambler said...

"uddha belly of
the newborn boy"

I am sure that would be a lovely memory...

DeadMule said...

Hi Sue, I like your images here - "Hawks knife endless sky" and "Buddha belly of/the newborn boy" and "desert .. . crawl across my hand."
Helen

Sue said...

Beautiful! I love stopping by and reading your poems :)

Tina said...

what a nice and unusual approach to heads and tails :)

AnnieElf said...

this is just so outstanding. I love the image of the old hand against the new little belly and the way you described that hand.

pepektheassassin said...

I agree with everything that has already been said! A fine poem!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I love the imagry this poem gives the reader, thanks for sharing this for HorT & visiting mine.

Carole (watermaid) said...

You never cease to surprise me by doing something different. I had to look up 'arroyos' so I learned something too.

charm said...

the poems are great, I remember a friend who named her baby joshua after a miscarriage.

Vic, the Cariboo Ponderer said...

Very creative. I have never tried poetry somehow I don't think it is me.

Sheen said...

Very lovely & creative. :)
Thank you for sharing this.

paisley said...

wow... the stark images astride the soft angle flesh of a newborn.. this was a really tough image... i love this one sue........

Annie said...

lovely poem, good way to write on the theme! thanks for the birthday wishes yesterday :)

Geraldine said...

Just excellent, I really enjoyed reading this work. Well done.


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Kiki said...

What a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing! ::hugs:;

Laane said...

Beautiful!!

No more words needed.

Want to read about one of my memories:

http://www.laaneworld.com/2008/04/heads-or-tails-memory.html

Have a great day!