Tuesday, February 14, 2017

the origami of five heart(beats), it is


I. 
an onion peel
lashing the eyes
brining old wounds 
at every heartless note
left behind

II.
a bay leaf
spicing the chicken dish
with (he)artful ardor
on a dreary winter night

III.
a red paper
light as dragonfly wings
with deep pockets
to keep and count
pebbles, seeds, nuts, heart-
struck kisses-

IV.
under the tree
red-breasted birds sing
their hearts clovering the field-
an open invitation

V.
words twining with eclipses
spaces with liquid memory 
punctuating against white canvas-
the heart of me




Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Lillian  is hosting Poetics - Have a Heart!  Join us when the virtual poetry pub opens at 3pm EST.  Happy Hearts Day!!!!

24 comments:

  1. I so admire the progression of each image from dark to light. A great use of the blackbird way of seeing thing

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, and one after the other. You have such a way with poetic words...I so admire your skill. And how I love the title!

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  3. A love this part : a bay leaf spicing the chicken dish...
    Lovely

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  4. In particular, I liked the idea of putting kisses in deep pockets in the third part.

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  5. All five are winners--you rocked the prompt & warmed my heart, My poem was vintage Me--dark & long(ish). Your third one resonates the most with me today.

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  6. From wounds to the written word...eloquent and profoundly beautiful.

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  7. The title is a stunner, Grace, and all five stanzas are wonderful, together and individually.
    In the first I am particularly taken with 'brining the old wounds'. The second one piques my senses of taste and smell and I admire the play on '(he)artful'.
    Number four is special as a robin found its way into the open bathroom window today and I had to save it from one of our cats.
    I just love number five!

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  8. Stunningly beautiful Grace all the way through and I love the last stanza especially xxx

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  9. This is absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous work, Grace!❤️

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  10. You made word magic! Each is a gift. Thank you

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  11. (He)artfully done. A lovers' picnic. Well drawn

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  12. A heART sets us apART
    from birds and bees..
    A smART sAdly
    takes
    away
    from
    ART oF Love..:)

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  13. I love the idea of each of these as an origami--a piece of art made out of the simplest of things really--a piece of paper--each of these feels complete and of a piece--

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  14. From the darkness the heart can sure sing

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  15. you dished up some divine heart-felt lines -
    "hearts clovering the field-" perfectly lovely!

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  16. All gorgeous.
    By far my fave:
    a red paper
    light as dragonfly wings
    with deep pockets
    to keep and count
    pebbles, seeds, nuts, heart-
    struck kisses-

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  17. Oh, how I love this, Grace. I love the way each is an art of itself, and the all fold together beautifully. The last stanza especially wrapped around my heart.

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  18. words twining with eclipses
    spaces with liquid memory

    Words, a portent media to capture the imagination that intrudes into man's life!

    Hank
    http://imagery77.blogspot.my/2017/02/had-he-strength-to-overcome.html

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  19. you have such a delicious way with words and phrasing. Loved this.

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  20. Each piece stands alone and, yet, compliments the next ... and so on. A lovely cascade of verse. Images and abstracts are woven together beautifully creating a wonderful synergy.

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