Saturday, January 28, 2012

Navigation

Photo by Daryl Edelstein

You caught the moon when it fell.
It turned to a pearl in your hand.
Placed on my tongue,
it dissolved to salt and sweet.
Then, wrapped in constellations
from your head down to your feet,
you commanded me
to navigate
by the stars.

For the photo prompt at Real Toads

22 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Oh, Kelli! How good is this?! I love love love it.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Whoa! This is perfection.

hedgewitch said...

Beautiful--perfect metaphor, dissolving the pearl, navigating by the stars...I loved that photo--mysterious, full of hidden things, yet sharp and clear cut--you present all of that and more in your poem, MZ.

Grace said...

Beautiful writing MZ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Line one had me shaking my head in awe. Then I held my breath through the rest and exhaled seconds after the last word was read. Just perfection.

Fireblossom said...

I had to come back. As with all the best poetry, this one continues to be as marvelous on the fourth read as on the first. I do hope you know what you've accomplished here.

Teresa said...

I love this! The imagery is divine.

ab said...

Perfection! I'm always so in awe of your talent.

Lolamouse said...

Wowza! This is so sensual! I love it!

Fred Rutherford said...

Cool piece. Line by line I love how this piece builds. The wrapped in constellations is really neat. Thanks.

ayala said...

wow...gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

Sheila said...

yummy!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Stay away from star navigation. The three wise men followed a star in the east by travelling west to Bethlehem.

Laura said...

this IS a perfect pearl!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Oh I love this .. did you know I had been trying forever to get a decent shot of the moon? That was my best shot to-date and I am so loving this poem because it is evoking all the feelings I feel when I am trying to get the shot

izzy said...

Oh I love this from beginning to end!

Anonymous said...

Yummy. :)

~Shawna
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Manicddaily said...

Wonderful. K.

Margaret said...

How do you do it time and again? Just Beautiful.

Kay L. Davies said...

Elegant. Evocative. What else can I say? It has all been said.

Caty said...

Could just about taste that pearl. This was wonderful!

Kathiesbirds said...

Well, I just love this one.