Saturday, April 19, 2014

Yellow Hair

Fingers scythe
the white-headed dandelions
and sprite the air with wishes
that seed the tongue.
A lock of yellow hair
long as summer sun -
is all I'm asking for
to braid and daisy chain the door.

For Sam's prompt at Real Toads

28 comments:

ccchampagne said...

This leaves me with a sense of utter peace. Lovely!

manicddaily said...

Lovely. k.

Marian said...

gosh, i got the sense of a need to barricade. whoosh!

Charleen said...

Its like danger and peace all in one! Nice.

Lolamouse said...

Maybe because my daughter is leaving for college soon, I read this as a wish to hold on to your child's childhood. Beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Love it!!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is perfect, MZ. Maybe my fave of yours this month.. only because I love dandelion wishes and am partial to locks of golden hair.
I love how you used the words 'sprite' and 'seed' in this.

hedgewitch said...

A great sense of freedom in this but also of connection and love.

Susie Clevenger said...

I get a feeling of peace/uneasiness in this...a wish, a spell...hmm...Love it!!

Rachelle Smith Stokes said...

I love the play between the hair and flower. I also secind Susie.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love "sprite the air with wishes"!
K

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is very cool!

Sumana Roy said...

beautiful summer sun hair..

Sam Edge said...

this poem moves through a six senses! loved it.

Kathryn said...

wishes that seed the tongue is such a great line and I love the sharpness that you open with by the use of scythe.

Ella said...

I feel like I opened a portal to childhood or maybe the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe-wow!

Fireblossom said...

Been taking scalps again, MZ?

Other Mary said...

Love this!

Margaret said...

Theirs a finality here of something enjoyed and a sweet need to hold on to the memory.

humbird said...

Sound very spring-y.

grapeling said...

"daisy chain the door".... hmmm. Which door? ~

Lorraine Renaud said...

She asks me why I'm just a hairy guy.
I'm hairy noon and night. Hair that's a fright.
I'm hairy high and low.
Don't ask me why.
Don't know.
It's not for lack for bread.
Like The Gratetful Dead.
Darlin'.

Give me a head with Hair.
Long beautiful Hair.
Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen.
Give me down to there Hair.
Shoulder lenght or longer Hair.
Here baby, there Mama.
Everywhere Daddy Daddy Hair.

Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair.

Flow it.
Show it.
Long as God can grow it my Hair.

Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees.
Give a home for the fleas in my Hair.
A home for the fleas. Yeah.
A hive for the bees. Oh yeah.
A nest for the birds.
There ain't no words for the beauty, the splendor, the wonder of my Hair.

Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair.

Flow it.
Show it.
Long as God can grow it my Hair.

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy.
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty, oily, greasy, fleecy.
Shining, steaming, gleaming, flaxen, waxen.
Knotted, polka dotted, twisted, beaded, braided.
Powdered, flowered, and confettied.
Mangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghetti.

Ohy say can you see?
My eyes if you can then my Hair's to short.
Down to here.
Down to there.
Down to where it stops by itself.
Do do do do do do do do.

They'll be gaga at the go go when they see me in my toga.
My toga made of blond, brilliantined, Biblical Hair.
My Hair like Jesus wore it.
Halleluja I adore it.
Halleluja Mary loved her son.
Why don't my mother love me? Hair.

Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair.

Flow it.
Show it.
Long as God can grow it my Hair.

Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair.

Flow it.
Show it.
Long as God can grow it my Hair.

Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair.

Flow it.
Show it.
Long as God can grow it my Hair.

Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair, Hair.

Flow it.
Show it.
Long as God can grow it my Hair.

Sorry you said 'Hair' and the lyrics jumped in my haid

Sioux said...

"Fingers scythe" is brilliant...

K9friend said...

I like this one very much. It seems to hold so many different emotions.

Pat
Critter Alley

Kathie Brown said...

Love this! Great imagery! Very compact and concise!

Susan said...

I am grinning, thinking of my blonde locks and dandelion destruction--all in love--as a wee one.

Lorraine Renaud said...

Sorry I SAW HAIR AND THIS FLASHED IN MY BRAIN, momentary insanity

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