Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A monster's tale

I wait
as your boat is moored by deep cave

You weigh your choices:

Flee 
and forget 
what you have truly seen

Or spur me, fighting  
the venomous snakes, green-slithering  
with fiery orbs 

Or give me your lips
deadly sweet 
chimera of silk

to kiss 
to shatter the lies -

The curse upon me by jealous Goddess: 
My heart is not a stone-



MEDUSA
Picture credit:  here

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - We have guest host, Stacy, on folk tales and myths ~   

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20 comments:

  1. Oh I love this tale... the chimera of silk. A great tension between the fire monster and the coolness of the silk... I truly enjoyed it

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  2. Grace, after the first two stanza, thought, you were writing about Nessie, in Scotland. Only reading the fourth stanza, did I realize, it was Medusa, as the focus, of this poem. As Bjorn says, I did truly enjoyed, your take on her.

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  3. this is just gorgeous! love the mental picture:

    Or give me your lips
    deadly sweet
    chimera of silk

    lovely, rich descriptions.

    perfect for a folk prompt!

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  4. Wonderful reflection on the Medusa myth, Grace, captured in nice concise imagery.

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  5. Love the rich and vibrant images of this glorious myth :D
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  6. One woman you don't want to mess with

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  7. OH, that last line! Wonderful!

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  8. That story of Medusa always intrigued me when I was young. I like your spin on the tale...her heart was not made of stone.

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  9. That is a different take on Medusa's tale, (or tales). Very well written

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  10. Bravo to this excellent writing.

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  11. How wonderful! I have a soft spot for Medusa, as you may remember from my post in March, 'Medusa’s Lament'. I could never see her as a monster - just misunderstood.

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  12. I too thought about the Loch Ness Monster -- then shifted in my thinking. So well done and, like many, especially love these lines
    "Or give me your lips
    deadly sweet
    chimera of silk"
    Love the look, sound and meaning of "chimera!"

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  13. I like how you are able to tell a story without an excess of words. It's written nice and tight

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  14. I've always enjoyed the Medusa tale, and you've made it come alive.

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  15. Nice angle on the Medusa tale.

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  16. I'll have to hold off on the kissing for a bit Grace--my monsters are still facing me with weapons drawn. Oh that they were only myths of jealous gods.

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  17. I am taken into the myth with your words,I would like to see a brave choice,

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  18. A fair warning, but will it be heeded? Have a wonderful weekend! As always, thank you!

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  19. I love that POWERFUL closing line...a heart made not of stone. Impressive work :)

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