Thursday, May 4, 2017

Psalm Of A Girl

Agnes Millen Richmond (1870-1964) Victoria Louise, 1955, oil


Blessed
is the girl

who     when bit by a small dream
swats it
like a mosquito
a bloodsucker

She is fluent
in verbs and deaf
to the usual
cautions

Blessed
is the girl
who spits the bit
and breaks the bones
of riders

She grows old
and fat with memory
or dies young
the stuff of songs

For Margaret's prompt at Real Toads

15 comments:

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Love your words and your sharp humour. Your words made me smile and I am not sure that was your intention. Your words a brilliant observation of what is - if we're strong enough.
Anna :o]

gypsy said...

I love this:

"Blessed
is the girl
who spits the bit
and breaks the bones
of riders"

paulscribbles said...

Wonderful wordage.

Margaret said...

She does seem so filled with hope and youth and she would only embrace big dreams... her face is not one of small dreams... I can't imagine her growing fat and old. She really is the "stuff of songs" I adore that.

Martin Kloess said...

We have the picture. Then we have your words. Isn't it always the case?

angieinspired said...

Blessed be that girl! Perfect any way you look at her. You described grit so well

Jim said...

Dump the rider/master and get control, be the free spirit you were born to be. Nice, Mom Zee
..

Debi Swim said...

"Blessed is the girl" Wonderful poem to go with that picture.

gillena cox said...

Oh nice!!!

Much love...

sreeja harikrishnan said...

a kind of courage and adventure...ah stuff of songs!

brudberg said...

Alas yes.. dreams are usually the worst... the world is made for verbs.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

You've described my kind of girl. Well done.

Sherry Marr said...

I dont know which is preferable. I like being old and fat. But those remembered are the stuff of songs. This is gorgeous and I love the painting too.

Susie Clevenger said...

She does seem to be right on the verge of a dream journey. We never know what will come when it wrinkles.

grapeling said...

fluent and smart ~