I take back what you have stolen and in your languages I announce I am now nameless.
My true name is a growl.
Margaret Atwood

10 May 2018

moon mystic earth-dirt daughter

moon mystic earth-dirt daughter
a frantic finger drives the moon
she mean licks a diamond ache language
luscious tongue, a skin of a drunk sky
chanting time as bare as a purple shadow
no love eats like a honey-headed goddess
lusting to wax life sweet
the hot moan suits the whispering rock
she milks spring-pink breasts
so sings languidly my mother
lathers her delirious garden in light -
I am her

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Rommy asks us to come up with whimsical, dream job titles. 

30 comments:

  1. OMG, yes, this is the heady stuff I hoped for. I love the wild and vivid word choices here.

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  2. Oh I love this.. to have such connection to soil... there is something so much better with proper roots I think...

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    1. thanks Bjorn - I'm an earthenware wildchild.

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    1. LOL - more than Mama like, actually. Far dirtier than Mama ...

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  4. enjoyed the word choices and how they flowed... earthy stuff... :)

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  5. Great word construct and what a job too

    much love...

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    1. it's a wonderful job, actually ~ thanks Gillena

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  6. The word flow here is intriguing. I'm not very good with understanding what it all means, but appreciate it nonetheless

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    1. thanks Viv! it's okay to not get all the meanings at first glance, sometimes, it's actually better that way ... leaves room for imaginations to run wild .... thanks for your honest comment

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  7. Wild woman! You had me at the title.

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  8. Wonderful poem, Pat, and I love the job title! I also particularly love the lines:
    'a frantic finger drives the moon'
    and
    'luscious tongue, a skin of a drunk sky
    chanting time as bare as a purple shadow'.

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  9. Tiger, Tiger burning bright, I love your moon mystic earth-dirt daughter! She is a beauty!

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    1. thanks so much Annell - and welcome to Toads ๐Ÿ˜

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  10. I love the magical realism of your work. This poem is just amazing.

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  11. I love "moon-mystic earth dirt daughter".....the drunken sky and the whispering rocks.

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  12. What a job!!! It even gets a little sensuous too with the tongue action.
    ..

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    1. thanks Jim! it's a licentious job in some ways

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  13. Love this especially:

    "she mean licks a diamond ache language
    luscious tongue, a skin of a drunk sky
    chanting time as bare as a purple shadow"

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  14. wow, just wow. the words sing and steam

    mary (cactus haiku)

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thanks for sharing your thoughts, I greatly appreciate it.