Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Spells

I got an egg
black as your heart
and buried it where the river flows
away.

I put bloody fingers
to poor beggar's parchment,
and nine times I wrote down
your name.

I captured your breath
and tossed it to the wind
just at the turning of
the moon.

But, there ain't a spell
that's gonna break
the spell
that binds me to you.

For Open Link Night at dVerse.

39 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Can't blame a girl for trying...

This is threatening and dark and full of a brooding magick. I like it very much, especially the writing nine times with bloody fingers.

Heaven said...

Yes, agree with you there~

But, there ain't a spell
that's gonna break
the spell
that binds me to you.

ayala said...

:) I love, "but, there ain't a spell that's gonna break the spell that binds me to you."

Brian Miller said...

this is just a little scary...lol...gotta do what you gotta do you know...smiles.

blueoran said...

Sounds like the mojo's mutual. Burn happily in it ... B

hedgewitch said...

My witchy heart delights in your gris gris, MZ. I've never even tried some of these. Dark and sweet magic, full of graveyard tricks.

Pat Hatt said...

oh keeping him latched to you. Scary that you can weave such power with your spell..haha

Daydreamertoo said...

Sometimes, that which we love the most is also that which is destroying our soul.
Not easy to quit when you get addicted to loving someone.
Your prose is powerful but, for all its bravado in the end, it surrenders once more to the power of the love.
Wonderful writing.

LauraX said...

BEautiful Mama Z...some ties can never be unbroken!

Louise said...

Scary...but so cool! Great writing..:)

poemblaze said...

I love the strength of the imagery in the first three stanzas! Great writing.

signed...bkm said...

Oh yes, I like this new Mama after dark...she reveals another side of herself.....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011Spells
I got an egg
black as your heart
and buried it where the river flows
away.

I put bloody fingers
to poor beggar's parchment,
and nine times I wrote down
your name.

nice...bkm

missing moments said...

can't break the tie that binds

zongrik said...

i like how it took me somewhere else. I thought maybe it was going to be to get him to bind to you, but you turned it around. cool.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love both the magick and the surprise (but oh so right) ending. I love the insouciance, and the lilting rhythm. I love the directness and simplicity of your language. I love the POETRY!

jen revved said...

Beautiful poem-- it is insouciant! xxxj

mrs mediocrity said...

oh my, wow. i loved nine time i wrote down your name...not eight, not ten.
i loved everything about this.

Sheila Moore said...

oh wow - a tad gruesome and so sad that the spells were not successful...have ya tried a voodoo doll yet? (smiles) a great tale you weaved here in the dark recesses of your mind. keep it up!

WINDOWLAD said...

I simply adore the imagery with which you weaved all these thrilling lines.

~Kelvin S. M.

kaykuala said...

How touching! Feelings can certainly make the heart melt or bleed. Great!

Lady Nyo said...

Sweet and dark, Mama...

As it should be.

This should be embroidered on a pillow.

Lady Nyo

Evelyn said...

"to poor beggar's parchment,
and nine times I wrote down
your name."
I love it when numbers are used like this. the 9 seems totally significant to me.
LOVE it.

marousia said...

Blood magic - you capture it so well

thingy said...

Ooh, dark and funny. Love it. : )

happygirl said...

But, there ain't a spell
that's gonna break
the spell
that binds me to you.

I love this spell. Gotta love them witches.

Helena White said...

Some ties are never broken...

C Rose said...

The undertones of darkness linger here, really touching write. ~ Rose

David Allen Waters said...

no magic stronger than love...what a brilliant write :)

ab said...

Oh if it was only that easy...

bodhirose said...

Sometimes people stay attached--good, bad or ugly--nothing seems to break the bond. Not even a powerful spell.
Very entertaining, Mama Zen.

Beachanny said...

Lovin' your dark side. Great little witchy work here. It's real yet it's humorous too. Very clever, you.
Thanks, Gay

Tom Eliot said...

Broody and dark... brilliant i love some poetic noir

Made me feel the vibe of Nina Siomone.

A ripper write.

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful, yet dark...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm thinking it would make a great song. Know any musos you could sell it to?

Luke Prater said...

evocative imagery in these cinquain-esqe pieces. Well- penned. Hey you've gone over to the Dark Side hehe. What happened to Nicktoons and Nirvana and the cute kid meditating? Or was that someone else...

Natasha said...

Girl...have I got a spell book for you! :) Loved the write, the images, the language...and the whole new blog! Like the hot pink neon too. This was a real treat for me today, as I've been hanging in the sunshine way too long! Awesome

yellowhousecafe said...

Brutally dark write with just the right touch of whimsy regarding the power of love. Spells, indeed ~

waysidewordgarden said...

MZ, weaving some wicked poetry after dark, I can see! But glad love is strong.

Anonymous said...

I did this once ... but it was a potato.

~Shawna