05 April 2011

NaPoWriMo 5 ~ Lines from old poems

Process Notes:
Pamela at Poetry With Me wrote a piece a week or so ago that is made up of lines from her old poems (Ashes Find a Way Back).  I liked the idea, so used it tonight. This piece is taken from some of my 2009 poems.  It was fun to go through them and create something new. Most of the lines are intact from old pieces.
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magic's meal

A full moon rises
transparent and bright.
The poet glimmers
this night when darkness
hangs the moon on her shoulder
in the glassy waters of Vermillion—
an object of this moment
that bedecks the air
and lift its voice up.
Magic, it binds the sky
to her earth
eating words
so later she can give them life.


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12 comments:

flaubert said...

"The poet glimmers
this night when darkness
hangs the moon on her shoulder
in the glassy waters of Vermillion"
what a beautiful image you created there, Brenda. This exercise was one of Donna V's, the results here are superb.

Pamela

Tilly Bud said...

I LOVE this poem!

darkness
hangs the moon on her shoulder

had me salivating with envy :)

brenda w said...

~Pamela, I'm glad you like it. Lake Vermillion is a childhood landscape, it deepens the meaning for me.
~Tilly, Thanks for your kindness and enthusiasm. That's my favorite image, too. :)

Marianne said...

What a grand idea ... your words all came together so well and created another first-class poem! This image is spectacular: "The poet glimmers
this night when darkness
hangs the moon on her shoulder
in the glassy waters of Vermillion."

Stan Ski said...

There have been some excellent endings to poems today, and this piece is right up there with the best of them.

Elizabeth said...

I love the whole, but am eating each word and line. This is fantastic Brenda. I think I must try this, soon.

Elizabeth

PS: Gotta smile the word verification is cophyd (copheed?)

Ron. said...

The darkness, hanging the bright transparent moon on her shoulder....yes to that imagery.

vivinfrance said...

You wrote some wonderful poetry in 2009, to yield up so many lines to treasure.

Andy Sewina said...

Nice words! Vermillion sounds cool!!

Lisa said...

ohhh...this is really really lovely!

:D

bruisetides said...

Brenda, those last three lines are spot on. So evocative! I really felt the magic the poet was steeped in. Thank you for sharing this piece.

lunawitch15 said...

That my fellow poet, was a poem after my own heart! thank you!