My heart is a surreal lover
of eerie constellations, of promising soil,
of dancing birthed in ink.
My mind is a sun-bathed garden
full of mirror-loving monsters,
of darkness exposed, of darkness beloved.
Reality is the dark-bright we nurture.
- created for Poets and Storytellers United (Weekly Scribblings #57: Let Us Write (together)). Inspired by the photos shared above and the phrases, “Be an uncrushed flower”, “Burst into constellations of dance”, and “Love can be a monster, or not.”
This is a thoughtful poem that needs reading over a couple of times to savour. Evocative and deep!ReplyDelete
Thanks very much, Bev. I'm glad you think so.Delete
Bravo. You courted the new normal reality splendidly. Thanks for dropping by to readReplyDelete
Thank you, Gillena.Delete
Oh, what gorgeous language for these deep truths!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rosemary.Delete
I love this poem of the heart, Magaly, this flower heart looking for soil and a garden in which to take root and blossom. I especially love the juxtaposition of night skies and soil and a sunbathed garden – reality indeed.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Kim. So glad you like it.Delete
I can't imagine an image more apt than a sweet juicy slice from a mutilated fruitiverse, to describe your love of dance :D cwsReplyDelete
You say the yummiest things.Delete
Truly amazing works of art!! Are they hanging where you can view them? I hope, if not they should be enlarged to bigger than life! As always, your poems loom larger than life.ReplyDelete
Not at the moment. But I like the idea of a couple of enlargements to delight in...Delete
For me it a wonderful poem, I like Monster Poems. A bit of sadness too, I teased my little sister and to this day she looks under her bed at bedtime, or thinks about doing that.ReplyDelete
I imagine your writer may think of doing that too.
Bwahahaha! I totally just looked under the bed.Delete
I love the clever line breaks and how when I re-read it I find more ways to adore this poem. And I really love the reminder that the things we care for and give our attention to will become our reality.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rommy. AndDelete
I so agree with your second sentence.Delete
I love this and I love the image of the flower in the orange slice! Big Hugs!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Stacy. Big hugs right back!Delete
The contrast is gorgeous - one without the other and we lose the pizazz!ReplyDelete
I completely agree. Also, I really enjoy saying the "pizazz" aloud... over and over, lol!Delete
"mirror-loving monsters" - great line!ReplyDelete
You are dipping a toe into the normal of the future.
Thank you so much, Sara. I love how you put it.Delete