Friday, August 23, 2013

Artemis

     Image from IGRT

She melts,
pooling
on the floor
at the foot of your bed.

Her thoughtful light
is measured, mapped, portioned out,
named and known;
yet, do you hear her song?

Down at the shore,
her reflection 
ripples across the water,
broken 
into a thousand bits
as the surface is disturbed.

Do you know what she hides?


This is for G-man's FF55 and IGRT, both wonderful, yet different, sites.  You should check them out.


21 comments:

  1. that mid section was quite evocative to me....to be known....and not heard....its like sex without talking you know...smiles...

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  2. Mary, this is evocative and beautiful! :)

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  3. That song would sure bring delight

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  4. Full of a sense of moonlight and reflection, Mary--I also like the middle stanza, but the whole thing seems to call to the inner ear to pay more attention to what really matters. Enjoyed it much.

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  5. This is so peaceful, evocative, and reflective :)

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  6. Oh, I love the mystery in this!

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  7. Yes, I know the mystery of the moon and you captured it wonderfully here.

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful - is there anything like Moon for inspiration of the poetic kind? I love the intimacy & mystery combination here, the feeling that washes over me on reading your poem reminding me of times moon has entered my bedroom unabashed...

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  9. You make me want to know her better.

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  10. This is gorgeous, Mary. Your opening stanza is a brilliant hook and you have really delivered in 55 words.

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  11. Mary Bach...
    You are 55 Perfection!
    Always deep, always thoughtful.
    You are a Literary Peach!
    Loved your enigmatic 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  12. Gorgeous, sis. You caught the aloofness beautifully and wrote in 55? I have part of a 55 but haven't been able to pare it down yet.

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  13. Lovely ode to the moon specially the second stanza ~ She is indeed mysterious ~

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  14. How beautiful you set the tone and captured the mysteries of the moon, Mary. This is really exceptional. I like it a lot!

    (Hey, am curious how you set this up as a "Link" in your comment for Gman's 55? Can you mail me this secret on FB!)

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    1. If Mary can't - but I'm sure she can - I will. Just ask.

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    2. and if they both fall through :)

      I can.

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  15. The shy one - elusive, around the corner, waiting, what is hidden is deep, below the surface - all you see are the ripples on the surface. So well said. Liked it a lot.

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  16. The tone throughout this is just lovely, measured, restrained and yet allusive in many ways.
    And thanks for linking Artemis to the August full moon - I didn't know that.

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  17. Honestly, I can't pick out a favorite stanza, as they link together wonderfully. Such dreamy softness, I might leave my blinds open and invite her in the next time she is shining so brightly! :)

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