Sunday, July 13, 2014

Here, The Land

Here, the land
is a woman

soft curved in sleep
beneath switchgrass sheets.

Shale spined,
and prairie fleshed -

red skin
veined black

with rich rot dreams.

For Grace's prompt at Real Toads

22 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is very beautiful...."here the land is a woman...." wow.

Grace said...

Opening line is stellar but then all the lines are rich & colorful with dreams ~

Thanks for linking up with Sunday's challenge and wishing you happy weekend ~

Sioux said...

Have you ever considered doing a workshop (even an online one) that would help people create rich images and phrases?

I'm serious.

Susan said...

"rich rot dreams'
Nothing better than watching vegetable leavings, grass and leaves turn into this rich rot which gives back through veins and cools the growing places held together by her curves and bones. Love this poem.

Sylvia K said...

Well of course I love it!! You always manage to start my day with a smile, a giggle or a deep thought! Thank you! Have a great new week, MZ!!

Karen S. said...

Funny how rich rot dreams, opens so many paths and enriches your breath-filled piece.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a strong analogy, richly painted in your words and images. It sounds so right, beginning to end.

R.K. Garon said...

:-)
ZQ

Fireblossom said...

Nice.

grapeling said...

love that close ~

Magaly Guerrero said...

I can see the mountain of her hips... dignity-clad by your words.

Other Mary said...

Love that last line. And all the other too, but especially that last one.

Brian Miller said...

that last line def puts a spin on this a bit...i was enjoying the imagery...smiles.

manicddaily said...

Just terrific. Absolutely wonderful. k.

manicddaily said...

Just terrific. Absolutely wonderful. k.

manicddaily said...

Just terrific. Absolutely wonderful. k.

Poppy said...

Beautiful flow, and a melodic mood.

Poppy

Helen said...

Love the spiritual vibe .. my flute and I would love to accompany you as you read this aloud.

Margaret said...

…gotta treat her right, or dreams can definitely turn to rot. another great write

Gillena Cox said...

luv your response to the land; i posted my response to Rain today

http://myblog-lunchbreak.blogspot.com/2014/07/1471.html


much love...

Jim said...

I like it, Mom Z. Reminds me of trying to explain the features to a blind man who only knows the features of a woman.

"Here the land is ..." You have us placed, "Here we don't ..." or "Here our hills are ..."
Would there have been anything possibly near poetic if the "land were" a man?
..

Anwar Fazil said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.