9/6/10

There is a pair of mooncalves,
blue and stagnant on the wall,
and the window traffic slurs
and the legs begin to crawl.
Their cold protruding caps
are enticing like the tides
and my sweet Achilles gills
are all sputtering in stride.
The water here is murky
as my chest compresses bones
and I'm thirsty for escaping
and not for casting stones.
 Photo Credit: Margaret Durow

32 comments:

  1. Stunning write that encompassing the soul ...can feel this as if standing at the edge...bkm

    ReplyDelete
  2. Here, I imagine Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits with perhaps a bit more sugar in their respective cups of tea. Very nice indeed.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am tickled by your support...
    Will link you in.

    have fun scanning the participants list...

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh that is amazing.. a stunning rendition this..!

    my rally post is Here :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This poem, your poetic gift...leaves me speechless. Truly,
    annie

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the rhythm

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful poem. I don't believe we've met before in the rally, but I hope you have a great rally week!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful :) I am captured by your words:3 and love the flow of it, happy rally my friend^^~

    ReplyDelete
  9. man I wish there was a "like" button I /actually/ liked the entry genuinely. I want to say something in accordance but I feel it wouldn't do proper justice to how I actually feel about the piece, at any rate, great work =]

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love the flow and the almost musical quality of your words.

    Stunning.

    Peace,

    http://notjeffery1.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/silence/

    (my entry for the rally this week)

    ReplyDelete
  11. brilliant piece of poetry there :D

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the pictures, the concept and the poem.

    ReplyDelete
  13. thank you for sharing! loved this and made me smile :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Confession...I've been silently reading your post for sometime...never commenting just sitting back and taking in the experience of your words...thank you for sharing your talent so freely.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Creepy. But I like it. Good job.

    ReplyDelete
  16. awesome,

    return favors to those you did not visit previously please.
    i know u will.
    love your company.
    :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Interesting --- take on a cup of tea, clever, and flows so well, good command of the word descriptive used perfectly.

    Joanny
    Thurdsay rally
    http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  18. i was immediately engaged - this is beautiful. "and i'm thirsty for escaping/and not for casting stones."

    ReplyDelete
  19. "And I'm thirsty for escaping..." What a great line. Nice write. Bisous, Love and Light, Sender

    ReplyDelete
  20. I wanted to add that I REALLY love the ocean (have a degree in marine biology) so this piece really speaks to me.

    ReplyDelete
  21. wow. awesome words. love the last lines especially--they end it just right.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Excellent piece! Very powerful and imaginative. There is a lot to take in here, will have to read it a few more times.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautifully rendered piece with so many dimensions. I especially loved "sweet Achilles gills." What brilliant imagery, Madison!

    ReplyDelete
  24. great one...
    cheers!!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a lovely blog and poem. Perfect for a quiet afternoon. Victoria

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hey,
    I've given you a happiness award.
    Check it out on my page.

    Peace,

    ReplyDelete
  27. School is working.
    The rhyme is pleasantly relaxed.

    (The only Rally's here
    is a burger joint.)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful poem! "Achilles gills" - I love that! I'm very glad I happened upon your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  29. http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/09/monday-poetry-potluck-kings-queens-and.html

    Hello, friend:

    Monday Poetry Potluck Is NOW open, linking is open from Sunday 8pm to Tuesday, 8pm, welcome join us by linking in 1 to 3 poems, you could use an old poem, the more you share, the happier we are…hurry up!
    Thanks in advance.
    Hope to see you in our lovely potluck…

    ReplyDelete