Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Elemental


Within me, new moon rises
with horns and head of the bull

That I am stubborn yes
But my late father says it is my strength

When journeys are darkly stark
I dig in, plowing & building lamp posts  

I am metal
Strong, steady as a bedrock

A home, with my nest egg  
pleases me.   At my core, heart of 

dragon's mother when the 2nd child 
was born in year of blue-green dragon 

I see Luck in my palms, 
specially during Autumn season

Venus rules me
Pining for deep kisses

Sensual as blood red flower
nectared by bees

And stitching contentment
with my love, scents of memory

delicate as white gold threads 
and sounds of violin strings at night  

Though gravity ties me to earthly concerns
I harbor words luminous by water's reflection

Painting images kited by air, I offer
not emeralds, but peace & kindness to friends

And if my Luck holds
My actions will be blessed by Full Flower moon 




Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics - In My Elements, hosted by Amaya.  Sharing a bit of myself using Chinese astrology, dominant elements and horoscope.  Please join us when the pub door opens at 3pm EST.  Thanks for the visit.

25 comments:

  1. I feel like this prompt offers an opportunity to let your imagination run wild and use rich language and imagery. You played to the senses in describing yourself and your position in the cosmos and I'm left with the sense that you really know your soul and want to share it.

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  2. I love it... and the great thing with astrology and zodiak that you can always find the perfect fit for you... and that is a great help to learn to know yourself.

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  3. Most of my close relatives are monkeys.

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  4. such interesting use of nature, and dragons, as imagery

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  5. A very lyrical profile; insightful, rife with strong Asian imagery. I like the line /painted images kited by air/.

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  6. Being stubborn sure can be a win, it gets you through.

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  7. I enjoyed learning about your attributes through Chinese astrological symbols.

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  8. Oh Grace, the imagery here, and the colors and textures - such a beautiful mesmerizing poem. Reading it was a splendid journey! Thank you...

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  10. A rich profile, Grace. A joy to read.

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  11. Absolutely lovely! I especially liked these words:
    "Though gravity ties me to earthly concerns
    I harbor words luminous by water's reflection"
    You and I my friend....Taurus I'm assuming? :)

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  12. Nice imagery, and use of nature, personal circumstances, and folklore

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  13. You have spelled out great detail of your personality! Your images are wonderful... I liked:
    Though gravity ties me to earthly concerns
    I harbor words luminous by water's reflection

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  14. I love the way your poem rotates around the moon, Grace! My husband is a Taurus and I agree with your father about stubbornness also being a strength, although it can be quite frustrating. I especially like the lines:
    ‘I am metal
    Strong, steady as a bedrock’
    and
    ‘…stitching contentment
    with my love, scents of memory
    delicate as white gold threads’.

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  15. I like the way you bring this all together. It's a great meditation on the self, and how it came to be. So many lovely images.

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  16. Fantastic.

    I'm struggling with this prompt but I'm determined to work through it. Apparently that's not very rabbit-like. :D

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  17. So lyrically beautiful, Grace.

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  18. Such an enchanting poem linking self with the beauty of he universe and all things earth bound.

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  19. Just enough imagery and insight. Beautiful, Grace!

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  20. An interesting and enlightening study. Great write!

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  21. I love how fluidly and elegantly you portray these influences, and how they affect you. Wonderfully done!

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  22. So soothing, Grace - esp liked (among many),

    Though gravity ties me to earthly concerns
    I harbor words luminous by water's reflection

    I’d say your luck has held indeed :)

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  23. This is a lovely way of describing yourself. :-) I like your way with words.

    ~Imelda

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