Sunday, March 11, 2012

Comfort


Take comfort in the fall of my hair.
Break fast at the feast in my eyes.
Know you are known in my smile
and safe in these hands
of slender stone.

For Ella's (she took that gorgeous picture) photo challenge at Real Toads.

If you have a minute, check out the latest issue of Curio Poetry.  I have a couple of poems in it (under my real name - Kelli).

22 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

This is beautiful...great piece as always!

hedgewitch said...

This speaks of a child's love and trust, and vice versa, to me. A warm take on the prompt. Enjoyed your two poems at Curio, also. The water moccasin one has always been a favorite of mine.

Ella said...

Wow, you capture a wave of emotion~
I just love your take on the prompt!
Beautiful~ :D

happygirl said...

Know you are known by my smile. Sweet words. :)

Sylvia K said...

I always love your take on the daily prompts and I love your poems on Curio Poetry!! Since I'm originally from Texas, it was fun to discover you live in Oklahoma and I loved learning your real name!! Hey, you're suddenly a real person, MZ!! Hope you've had a great weekend!

Sylvia

turtlememoir said...

there's something indescribably beautiful about that image... and now in your words as well - a perfect match, MZ

Kay L. Davies said...

This is lovely, Kelli. It brings the stone face to life, as it offers comfort, sustenance and safety. Well done.
K

Fred Rutherford said...

very nice, I love the word play in here. In line 1 you use comfort but then follow it up with fall, and in the second you use break fast which although separate the notion of breakfast still comes through- really nicely done here. Thanks

Fireblossom said...

Very cool indeed about your Curio poems! Congratulations, Kel!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. very nice mz...comfort to be taken in stone, hmm...i like the word play and contrasts here as well...

Mary said...

Wow, Mama Zen, your poem has brought that photograph to LIFE.

Marian said...

love this, but break fast? i always thought you did that at a Chinese restaurant :)

Dave King said...

Lovely image and perfect verse to match.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I like the soothing, gentle feel of this one. I've taken photos of the angel statues in cemeteries too. Sometimes they can seem a bit creepy (especially when it's dark or foggy), but usually they're comforting. I'll be sure to check out the other site too!

Kerry O'Connor said...

These words are so haunting - an encapsulation of the image but would work as a stand-alone piece too.
Congrats on your publication!

ab said...

Off to check out your submissions! This is a great piece, fits well with image.

Anonymous said...

I like this specially

Break fast at the feast in my eyes.

and congrats ~

Heaven

Manicddaily said...

Very nice. (And also congratulations.) K.

Kim Nelson said...

Your piece flows with grace and serenity, imparting definite mood in so few lines. Masterful.

ds said...

Beautiful writing to echo the beautiful photo. Congratulations on your published work ( I enjoyed both)!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Know you are known in my smile, and safe in these hands...." what every one who loves most wants to hear. Beautiful, Kelli. And congrats on your poems in Curio Poetry. Way cool.

zongrik said...

the hair and eyes most certainly were screaming for someone to write a poem about them

withered wanderer