Thursday, June 4, 2009

Constancy



Between the darkness and the light,

Where the poppy, juniper berry and grapevine grow--

Lives mother Medea, full of patient persuasion,

Softly calling a name she knows.

_________

14 comments:

Kristin H. said...

I like this one, Shay. A great deal :)

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, Kristin. I had in mind the saying that an addiction is "cunning, baffling and powerful." It will always wait, and try to seduce. But it means to kill.

Brosreview said...

Fantastic! The last line is a great way to end this.

Riot Kitty said...

And even your short, short poems are perfect!

Shadow said...

i do love this one. quick question... what's a diet coke poem???

Jeanne said...

Blessings

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, Bros, for this and for all of your comments. I'm glad you like the last line, I thought perhaps it was too soft, but after all, it is a seduction.

Twin, thank you. A short poem by a tall girl lol.

Hi Shadow, in my sometimes loopy world, a diet coke poem is anything about recovery or addiction, since diet Coke is the strongest thing I drink anymore. ;-)

K said...

I love it. Short, but to the point.

Daryl said...

Brief but deep as the ocean ... interestingly I never thought of Medea as being patient, I dont know why .. I love how you make me work at thinking ... xo

Mama Zen said...

Until I read your comment, I had forgotten about a possible addiction angle with Medea. That's a whole different slant from my first reading!

Very cool!

T said...

Short, but very nice and well said, in just a few words!

G-Man said...

WHATS THE FRICKEN NAME??????

Scarlet said...

Seductive and sweet. Very well done.

Debbie said...

I like it. It is so tender and sweet.