Sunday, September 20, 2009

Henna Tattoo



So these are the moon and stars I receive from you

My adored and true--

You whose love is not love,

But only vagary;


So these moon and stars are what's left of you,

And they'll hardly do--

Just a gorgeous and temporary

Henna tattoo.

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14 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

I want to see a pic of the henna tattoo!

Mama Zen said...

Many people have an allergic reaction to henna. Just saying . . .

Fireblossom said...

Your wish is my command. I shall have to take a pic.

Pouty Lips said...

These are two of my favorite things - the moon and stars. I can't wait for the pic.

Fireblossom said...

You guyssssssss. Psssst, the tattoo actually has nothing to do with the person the poem is about, but it did give me the idea for the metaphor. And I do love my little moon and stars.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi, I'm Debbie. I came over from authorblog. Great Sunday Roast!! Nice to meet you!!

Daryl said...

I love Henna tats .. perfect for the squeamish at heart .. love this too

Scarlet said...

So when are you going to moon us and show us the henna tattoo??

Isn't that what this poem is all about, the moon...and the stars, and your henna tattoo? ;)

Cloudia said...

Another successful work!

Dulce said...

Just great idea (and secret...) :) ;)

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, gals. Welcome, Debbie! Scarlet, you are incorrigible!

Jannie Funster said...

I like that one too.

Why does it have to be so all-fired temporaay?

Mike Hussey said...

The modern style statement covers henna flower tattoo in different colors and designs on various body-parts, including hands, arms, wrists, shoulders, upper back portions, and different other selected areas.

flipside records said...

Well look how chatty you used to be! Now you never comment in your comments section.

I also would like to see a photograph. Certainly you took one.

"Dime Store Dickinson" is a great tag. I don't recall seeing it lately. More please. ;)

I love this:
"You whose love is not love,
But only vagary"

You describe your unpredictable and fleeting dandelion gypsy quite well. I have a firm grasp on her looseness. By the sound of it, it's a good thing the tattoo was not permanent (even if it wasn't really connected to her).