Monday, May 27, 2013

Roots

I picked for you
a star stemmed moon,
but left the roots behind.
I vased it prim
in heart shaped glass
and watered it with wine.
Then, nooked it near
your bower bed
to feed upon your dreams
and vein you through
with fertile nights
to turn your bloom towards me.

For Open Link Monday at Real Toads

22 comments:

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

Beautiful imagination with beautiful words:)

mindlovemisery said...

Gorgeous love it!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ah, perfection!

I love that the roots were left behind - perhaps another will grow for another day.

hedgewitch said...

'Nooked it near' and 'star-stemmed' really turned on the lights in this one for me--love, the sun towards which all blooms turn, even those born of the rootless moon.

Carol Steel said...

The images "star-stemmed moon" and "vein you through with fertile nights" are so rich with associations and nuances added, because of the twists in how the words are used. I really like what this says and all that's left unsaid. Lovely.

Brian Miller said...

enchanting rhythm mz...much like a spell...great use of language in this as well...nooking it...ha...cool...

Susan said...

Question: How erotic can a rootless star stemmed moon be? Answer: Plenty, if it is planted in a bower in an MZ poem and blooms just for ...

Gail said...

Love it

Fireblossom said...

I, too, love "star stemmed moon" and "nooked it near". The whole thing is so unusual and compelling and perfect.

ayala said...

Love the "star stemmed moon" and "nooked it near". :)

henna ink said...

Leaving roots behind makes me think of walking away family, history, and responsibility. All that was formerly holding the moon in one place. Star stems are the points of thorns. Vasing it prim means to make something dangerous look pretty. Watered it with wine---I wonder if that's what it needed, or if that's what it took to help the "moon" forget its roots. Since the moon couldn't drink from its own roots anymore, and the wine didn't seem to work, I guess you were hoping it would be able to survive only this person's dreams. Only, now you're turning it around, saying the moon was going to feed this person through the veins. "Fertile nights" draws up all kinds of imaginings, the bloom being the very best of a person ... which you want for yourself. This must be a person who deserves much more than a regular flower. It makes me think of "It's a Wonderful Life," and the scene in which the lead promises to lasso the moon for his would-be lady.

I feel like everything's tied up in the roots---obviously, since it's your title. Like, no matter what, there's a doomed feeling because of the missing roots. Even though it's so very beautiful, sensual, and loving.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I adore the "star stemmed moon" and the bower bed. Love the rhythm of this poem, and its message. Lovely work.

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Ella said...

Gorgeous! ;D
Your view is swoon worthy! I love
a "star stemmed moon"

Maggie Grace said...

One to enter the journals of all time great love poems. I too adore the "star stemmed moon" but just as one of every beautifully artistic phrase.

Lorraine said...

It is wonderful but still I always leave with a shiver, you are a new phenomenon in writing called poetry and I love it

Mary said...

I love both the composition and the subtle sensuality of this poem, MZ!

Marian said...

i saw this yesterday (briefly, couldn't comment) and its cadence has been drumming in my head ever since. this is simply perfect.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love this, from "star stemmed moon" to "heart shaped glass" to "watered it with wine" — and "nooked" as a verb is so expressive of comfort and familiarity...yes, a great love poem!
K

LaTonya Baldwin said...

nouns as verbs- lovely. The sounds good on the tongue. Thank you.

Pooja Mittal said...

Lovely poetry... Ur imagination, ahhhhh..,

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my heart's love songs said...

breathtakingly beautiful, MZ!