Thursday, July 25, 2013

some facts about milk

Milk is made from stars;
Milk is liquefied stars.

Jars for milk are made from glass;
Glass is made when lightning touches sand.

Jarred milk is most similar to the Moon;
Jarred milk wants to be the Moon.

One becomes an astronaut by drinking milk from jars;
Inside each astronaut: stars.
______

a list poem for "Are You Listing?"

and 55 words counting the title for G Man.




 

25 comments:

g-man said...

In my mind I'm seeing Milky the Clown trippin on acid
You are such a Peach Shay
Thank you for this intricate Gem
Loved your lactating 55
Thanks for playing, you know how that tickles me,
and please have a Kick Ass Week End

TWIN PINES...!!!!!!!!!

Marion said...

Ha! Love it. Verrrry cool, quirky-girl. And you know I soooo adore Cat Stevens. I played his 8-track tapes till I wore them out more than once in our orange hippie VW van w/a sun painted on the side and with the bed in the back and purple psychedelic curtains I sewed in high school home ec. Ah, youth...wasted on the young.

Groovy poem, chick! xo

hedgewitch said...

I feel somewhere there is a cow who feels cheated.

Seriously, I love the way this winds in and out of its own logic, and makes us think of what ought to be in what we drink that's good for us.

I just love 'jarred milk wants to be the moon.'

HermanTurnip said...

Very abstract and slightly surreal. Loved it!

...but no mention of Tang? I thought that's what the astronauts drank when shooting for the stars.

liv2write2day said...

I especially like the sequencing and progress in this, fireblossom. My favorites we the lightning hitting the sand and the moon--but it makes for a beautiful whole. Nice.

Brian Miller said...

ha. nice progression in this...wrote a poem for the weekend with astronauts in it...stars in the milk and glass made of lightning...see i knew there was a reason i need to drink more milk...well that and good bones...considering my mom is struggling with the calcium already...to the moon shay.

smiles.

Cloudia said...

The simple gravity of your creation resounds with the best I know.


Aloha

howanxious said...

wow... milk is wonderful, isn't it!?
a fun read.

Claudia said...

nice - i like your milk facts - esp. that milk is liquefied stars - i was always suspecting this - ha - very cool

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

I love this poem...
it took me 3 or 4 reads
to figure out what was going
on...the Listing...
but even then, I loved it.

Very enjoyable read.
Peace
Siggi

Kerry O'Connor said...

How lovely this is, Shay, and all perfectly logical to me. (I drink milk and I'm full of stars too.)

Wolfsrosebud said...

LOL... made me laugh

Sioux said...

Milk...liquefied stars. Milk...my favorite beverage. Cat Stevens...one of the most gorgeous singers of the 70's. (I haven't heard "Into White" for decades. Thanks.)

raysharp said...

I really like this poem. I have seen sand after a fire, and it turns to glass

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

That was wonderful. I remember getting milk in bottles on our front porch. Magical.

Flash 55 - ground zero

Susie Clevenger said...

Milk and stars...so glad I can be an astronaut. Love it! btw I was more than happy to review your book! I loved it!

Other Mary said...

And that's why I love living in the dairy state! I'm made of star stuff!
This is so fun - love it!

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Everything you touch is magic.

parker said...

Oh for the days when we picked up our Moo Juice from the dairy. Un-pasteurized or homogenized; we tasted the seasonal grasses and the cream always rose to the top!

Akila G said...

Sweet and simple!

ds said...

Milk is liquified stars...cool! (i always thought so) The moon in a jar. I love this. Thank you.

Kate Mia said...

Egyptian Cows Make Stars.
It has to be true I heard it
one Wiki day.

Mama Zen said...

This is waaay trippy!

Sam Edge said...

LIghtning hits sand,,, great ine

Kalyan Panja said...

beautiful words....lovely lines!!