June 27, 2011

All The Same To Us



Hold out your hand, catch the falling
The same as the woman who tries
There's a world where its loved hues are spoiling
To severed heads and lullabies.


Stick out your tongue and catch colours
Tasting of relish and shame
Where the lonely and lost duly mothers
Black and white souls drawn into the game


Tilt up your chin and catch heat rays
Eyes closing to block out the fear
Colours afraid to take presence
Returning to you every year


Open your arms and catch rainbows
Controlling the elements so
Sparks snagging the clothing of Venus
A paler shade from which you know


Hold out you hand, catch the catcher
For she's fallen from one mighty rush
Slipped through the fingers you held out
In a paintbox so near to that brush


13 comments:

thingy said...

It's eerily beautiful, Lena.

Hey, glad you grabbed my card! Thanks. : )

Jingle said...

Hold out your hand, catch the falling
The same as the woman who tries
There's a world where its loved hues are spoiling
To severed heads and lullabies.


love it, brilliant msgpie.

mindlovemisery said...

I really love this one, especially the first stanza. Very inspiring. You are so talented!

Lena said...

Thank you Thingy - if I think something is worth advertising - down my sidebar it goes...!

Jingle - thank you - but my Parking Lot invite has a lot to do with it, too! I'm proud to be a Jingler!

Mindlove.......poetry, in all forms, was what I loved best at school. My English teacher used to get fed up reading my scores out on poetry day! Now, I get more excited about reading others' work!!

Friko said...

hold out your arms and catch rainbows . . . .

lovely image.

Laurie Kolp said...

Lena~ Lovely poem... I especially liked the second stanza.

WINDOWLAD said...

...'open your arms and catch rainbows..' - this is paganly alluring line... not sacramental but rather more on an elemental process... i am happy again... thank you!:D ...and please allow me to extend my gratitude for grabbing my button and putting it on your side bar... i just noticed it today... and i am deeply honoured... a million thanks!(:

Brightest blessings!

~Kelvin

Lena said...

Thank you, everyone.

I like to advertise all things that impress or excite me, Kelvin! As scary as it may be to some, I'm sure there are other "like-minded Lena's"
out there. That's what a sidebar is all about...!!

Lyn said...

I love the way you changed the image, making so much possible...truly lovely and original!

The Tame Lion said...

Absolutely wonderful!
Touched my heart!

Brian Miller said...

whew some nice in your face in a couple of those verses and you play it well...very well writ lena...

Lolamouse said...

Amazingly beautiful and haunting poem. Love the juxtaposition of the soft with the jarring images.

Dave King said...

Probably the loveliest lyric I've read in a long while.