Sunday, May 20, 2012

To Those Learned And Level, Proclaiming From Shore

photos by Zena Holloway
Just
because
you cannot
imagine me,
you deny me, I who have always been.
_____
a tetractys, for Real Toads mini challenge.

22 comments:

Shawna said...

That is one hot body you've got there, Shay. ;)

Seriously, that is unbelievable photography. The only nude posing I've ever done for a professional photographer has been while 8 months pregnant. The shots didn't turn out quite as good as these. But still pretty good. :)

"I who have always been" is such a sea-creature/goddess thing to say. I love this poem. Beautiful and true.

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Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wow. A tetractys deep as a mermaid's dive. Beautiful.

Shawna said...

Oh my word, I LOVE her web site.

http://www.zenaholloway.com/indexzena.html

TexWisGirl said...

a mermaid in the deep.

hedgewitch said...

This is a really cool image to write to, and of course, the really cool writer has produced a short poem to embody it. This is actually a very free verse friendly sort of form, giving a cadence, but keeping a freestyle expression--you, as usual when you dip your hand in the form pond, aced it completely.

Helen said...

Breathtaking ... the underwater photography and your words.

Hannah said...

Such beauty and such a complete idea/statement you've expressed. Excellent!

nene said...

This is why I love being a healthy heterosexual man. As they say in spanish 'oh my god, are you beautiful'. Ooops, did I say that in English.

Don't hold it against me for being truthful.

HermanTurnip said...

Ack! My virginal eyes! ;-)

cloudia charters said...

were there words too?



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Isadora Gruye said...

great work here....I do not respond well to form, and I cannot imagine you being confined to a form either, but yet you did. Quite the triumph

P>S> back from a few weeks ago, I totally think my angel and your saint should get together and write poem in character.

haikulovesongs said...

stunning!!!


oh, your poem is fabulous, too!
{smile}

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the voice of challenge in the poem - quiet drama complementing the images! Beautiful!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love everything about this poem (and am so impressed you wrote to form). This, to me, celebrates everything that is natural, and abandoned and in touch with the elements. Let anyone who does not understand that back off.

Lynn said...

Short and sweet. :)

Daryl Edelstein said...

you are so amazing with words ..

Mystic_Mom said...

That is something powerful girl! Love it.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Very true, my little friend. There is so much more possibility than there is actuality. In that gray region where the truth is slippery and intriguing is where I am happiest.

A wonderful write. - Mosk

Karen said...

Beautiful! In so few words, you say so much.

Mama Zen said...

Shay did a form? Shay did a form! And, it's beautiful!

Now, I must go search for other signs of the apocalypse.

Lolamouse said...

MZ just took my thoughts! I think I just a saw a body rising up to the sky! Nope, just an inflatable doll!

turtlememoir said...

oh! well said and in great form. love the title