Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day Of The Dead



The moon and the stars rise like lilies in the sky,

A white-labeled bottle spills sangria wine,

And I wait for your kiss in the night.


Meet me at the haunted Menger,

Just as in so many summer dreams--

Card players will deal the ace of spades

At the touch of your silver fingers.


You are the shadow on everything I do,

A mantilla of black across shoulders so slight--

I'll be there at the Menger with lilies and wine,

And wait for your kiss in the night.

____________________________________


36 comments:

Cynthia said...

Beautiful. Oh, what images you
created such a sensual place,
inside the heart, as well as
the beautiful pieces of natural
art.

Stephanie said...

Shay,
Beautiful poem AND image to celebrate Dia de Bloglandia....

thank you!!!
x..x
steph

glorv1 said...

I love the poem and the art is just beautiful. Thx for sharing.

Grace DeWitt said...

Amazing! "The touch of your silver fingers". Your are so adept at weaving images into your poems.

julietk said...

Glad to have found you through the
Dia de bloglandia celebration hugs Juliet.
I often write poetry but am to shy to post it on my blog :D

Gillian said...

Gorgeous poem.
xo

Mama Zen said...

This is a really sensual piece. Gorgeous!

Shrinky said...

Darkly thrilling and sensually spooky, so well crafted, a delight to read.

eb said...

such a lovely poem and image - savoring each word...

xox - eb.

1,000 Faces of MotherHenna said...

Stunning combo of words and image! Is that a painting or a photo? Yours? I love the idea of waiting for the kiss with lilies in hand. I imagine I'd feel much like that if my beloved dies before moi.

And I love that your nickname is Cookie! :) Is there a particular reason? We just returned from my goddaughter's wedding where the oldest Italian ladies in the family had made like 3,000 cookies or something insane! I was the cookie monster that day :) Had been years since I had real Italian cookies baked at the hands of my mimi and her sisters!

Miracles to you!
k-

Viki said...

just beautiful!

Leau said...

lovely, lovely, words that will stay on mind today and a great photo as well. I love the idea of a word garden, my friend Becky, who died 3 years ago today would have adored that idea. She was a poet, writer, author and always came up with the best combination of words...like you

LostLuggage said...

beautiful!!

Tracey-Ann said...

Beautiful words interwoven with a lovely image to match. Stunning !

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

The image AND the poem are hauntingly beautiful!!!!!

rachel whetzel said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much!

susanna said...

Both your words and the image are absolutely beautiful. There's a melancholy to them. Did you create this photograph? It's sooooo beeeeaaauuuutiful. I absolutely love it.

Laume said...

You have created a beautiful and sad story in my mind. I will remember your poem for a long time.

Jane Valencia said...

Oh, beautiful and haunting -- I love both the images (gorgeous lilies, and that El Dia face ....) and words ("mantilla of the night"). Blessings and thank you!

Marilyn said...

Your many beautiful phrases, and the images created, are such a joy to read. Thank you! I'm so happy to find your blog and want to come back again soon to see more. Thanks, also, for your visit to my blog.
Marilyn:)

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a beautiful poem and that image is stunning. thank you &

Happy Dia de los Muertos!

rochambeau said...

Dear Shay,
Thank you for your beautiful poem.
your are a talented writer!

Happy Dia de los Muertos!

xox
Constance

HOPELESSBELIEVER said...

OMGOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Shay!!! Your poem is sooo exquisit,I can't even spell,lol, my mind has just been blown away with your poem, and the art!!!! Did u paint this piece??? You must have, it goes with your poem to such an exactness. Is that even a word? lol, Thank you for dropping by my site, I'm happy u got a laugh! Hope u will visit again, I for sure will be here again my friend, take care,
Julian :)

Fireblossom said...

Wow, THANK YOU to each and every one of you who stopped to read and comment. I've visited many of your blogs today, and while I'm sure I must have missed some, I tried to see them all and comment. I've been sincerely moved by this marvelous Dia de Bloglandia project that Susanna and Stephanie have created and that so many have taken part in. So, thank you to both my regular readers and to all the new visitors. I hope that all of you will come back and see me again, soon!

Just to answer some questions that were asked...I found the picture at photobucket. It couldn't have been more perfect, as white lilies are my favorite flower as well as the entire thing being ideal for Dia de los Muertos. I wishe I knew more background about the picture but i don't.

Yes, lol, my nickname is "Cookie" and that is because of my famous fondness for baked sweets, especially if they involve chocolate. Perhaps oddly, I am not much for candy; but if it is found in a bakery, I probably love it! Good job that i exercise a lot!

Again, thanks from my heart both for reading and for all of YOUR beautiful blogs today, as well!

Karen Cole said...

This image is simply magical. I can't stop staring....and the words....I wish I could use words like this.

Mary said...

Your poem feels steeped in nostalgia, which is such a part of grief and healing. I'll definitely be back to read more of your work. Thank you for capturing this day so eloquently!

--Mary xxx

Shell said...

I love the poem you created for this special day. Beautiful.

PLO said...

Fanfreakintastic! That image is amazing!!!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

Your poem is a lovely tribute to the day. Great pic too.

Jannie said...

My Dear Shay, I guess Google was being a bad boy yesterday as I see my comment here did not get posted.

How can I now recreate said comment and the dust of the long sleepless night that settled in the Menger on the sleeves of your dark turtleneck sweater? This unreasonable facimile will have to do on your lovely shadows and lilies and light.

thethinkingwoman said...

I'm late making the rounds but wanted to say how much I appreciated your poem. I felt as though I was floating on your words. And the image was a perfect illustration!

-- JeriAnn

Yoli said...

How lovely. Great image.

julietk said...

Hi you won the draw on my blog, 2nd prize ,you don't have to publish this I cant see a contact button anywhere on your blog so I used this :D
Hugs Juliet

'A Tuscan view.....from Umbria' said...

Beautiful and haunting. Words that linger like the kiss. What a wonderful contribution to this celebration. best wishes amanda

Lil Bit said...

WOW, I wish I had known what this was all about -- gorgeous imagery, both with the pic and mainly w/the pictures of your words. =)

j-boo said...

What a beautiful piece!!

So eloquent,
so powerful!

Wow!

Winx, Jinxi