Tuesday, March 26, 2013

From The Sky

From the sky--
crows and doves
descended, a gift--

assembling upon
my right shoulder--
my left--

birds who bore cacophony and calm--
finding purchase and place
at each far-stretched arm--

so that, when I sought you,
Goddess of Sky--
Goddess of Earth--

I came to you in pairs--
one part snow,
one part dirt.

Here, for you, my kiss--
partly sweet,
partly salt;

from the sky, I come flocked--
love me now--
love it all.

thanks to my Sista Poet Dani at Myheartslovesongs for introducing me to this song!


hedgewitch said...

The dichotomy of our selves and their desires never better symbolized than here, where they truly seem united in their spirits, despite the surface disparity. I really like the third stanza, and from the fifth on, especially, the words just sing. Lovely, Shay.

TexWisGirl said...

i like both sides. that girl needs to eat some bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, more bread, butter, lots of butter, peanut butter, geesh!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

THIS is simply glorious. Love the imagery and, especially, "when I sought you, Goddess of Sky -- Goddess of Earth".......sigh. Perfection.

G-Man said...

Gosh Dang it Shay...
Stop it with the Sweet and Salty kisses. Mmmmmmmmmm

Marian said...

oooooh, Erin McKeown! yay!

Marian said...

also, lovely poem and salty kisses.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Beautiful, and in my favorite flavor: bittersweet.

Poet Laundry said...

I enjoyed the juxtapositioning of black and white imagery...crow and dove, snow and dirt. 'I came to you in pairs'...love what that says to me. Groovy McKeown tune too!

Vesper said...

Wow, Shay, this is so powerful. The images are overwhelming. Light and darkness, aren't they in all of us? Fantastic poem.

HermanTurnip said...

This one just flows! Nice job!

Oddly enough, I just started reading The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie today which begins, strangely enough, with two guys arguing as they fall to Earth.

Tabitha Bird said...

Shay, I have missed you. You might remember me? It's been a while. I loved the poem. The two parts, two sides. Beautiful.

Daryl said...

it touches a chord ... i have been so busy at the office i have had no time for visits or excuses ..

Mama Zen said...

"Here, for you, my kiss--
partly sweet,
partly salt;"

That is just perfect.

Sara said...

Ah, the duality of life; flying high one moment; down low the next.

Gee, I just saw the advertisement for your book. As it been there a long time?

You stopped writing for twenty years. OMG

I did the "look inside" and read the first page. This line made me LOL and I needed it today!

"China says its so flat that if your dog runs away on Tuesday, you can still see his ass on Thursday." Oh, that's a great line. I'll have to order the book.
Congratulations...Amazon and all.

Then again, no one can question your talent. If they do, they're fools:~)

Anonymous said...

god, i love this poem, SP!!!

i hope you liked the rest of her album.