Sunday, January 3, 2016

Stone Fruits

Peaches and plums don't advertise -
why should I

add my voice to the soulless noise
that drowns you

when I've got the violence of my silence,
the rum ripe of my flesh,

and the stones to lose you easy

as I found you?

For Poetry Pantry

26 comments:

Zoe Sloan said...

Flawless. And SO fulfilling to read, again and again.

Gail said...

I have long thought you had stones! The power is this is amazing and the piece is empowering to read.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

OH yes...I love those stones! So empowering!

Bodhirose said...

That last verse is stellar! Well, really, the whole thing is...

Mary said...

Ah, indeed no reason to at all......
Smiles.

brudberg said...

I have always thought silence is violence.. So of course

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Love the flawless touch to this piece :D
Wishing you a joyous new year :D

R.K. Garon said...

Ouch! Just kidding... it was awesome in its poetic flavor :-)
ZQ

Sherry Blue Sky said...

And the strength of a lioness lurking just under the purr.......a powerhouse of a poem to blast the dust off the old year and turn us shining towards the new. It is starting off a wonderful year for poetry, kiddo!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, a great start for the new year, MZ, and just as terrific as I knew it would be! Thank you!!

totomai said...

I especially adore the line breaks especially in stanzas 1 and 2. The last stanza is great - serious tone but with humor.

Happy New Year

thotpurge said...

Wow... you always find the perfect words to make your point..Slam!!

Truedessa said...

sometimes those stones can be quite telling and healing..

Ostensible Truth said...

oh i love that opening,

"Peaches and plums don't advertise;
why should I"

Wendy Bourke said...

This is a powerful and empowering treat - wonderfully put together and deliciously rendered!

kaykuala said...

Why should it when it is easy to find. Sometimes lots of normal events are easily missed when one is engrossed on other things.

Hank

N.s.k. warnakulasooriya said...

like it
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grapeling said...

fabulous close ~

Sumana Roy said...

wow smashing!

Carol Campbell said...

Reading this short but powerful poem was amazing!

dsnake1 said...

this is power.
silence can be consent, so this is where the violence is from..

Kerry O'Connor said...

Take that, party-lovers!

purba chakraborty said...

Loved the opening lines especially! A great read :)

Wish you a very happy new year :)

Myrna R. said...

I like this. It comes from the heart of a strong, defiant woman. Yay.

Fireblossom said...

Perfect, every word, especially the plum/rum thing.

Jae Rose said...

I would like to preserve her spirit in a jar - like the finest sugary (but not too sweet) jam - perfect!