Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Born

a heart
the size and make
of a dragon's
I've been given

under a blue moon
stars fed the blackness
with incantations
the night I came
into being

three ravenous tongues*
inflamed the silence
with fire and fury
the moment my first
crying was heard.

(Posted to the Imaginary Garden)


(*from believing awe, bewilderment and fear fill the silence when a child is born)

17 comments:

  1. What an entrance. I especially like the opening stanza about the dragon heart. So, what will you do for a main act?

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    1. I haven't put enough thought on it, Shay, I could find myself an Erebor and spend the rest of my days sleeping on a treasure. :)

      <3

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  2. I see knight's and dragons and the beginning of a story waiting to be born from your words!

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  3. What a great invocation -- scooping up all the resonance of coming into being, and then flinging it wide across the sky. Loved it. Great use of words from the challenge. - Brendan

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  4. Night at sometimes gives calm and sometimes can be spooky!

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  5. kinda MacBeth-y goodness, here. :)

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  6. Love that last stanza, what a way to be born.

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  7. a mysterious arrival....great lines...

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  8. This is wonderful - and shouldn't a child's birth break the silence with those inflaming tongues? I think so. There is an understated power to be found in your poetry - I never leave here unaffected.

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  9. Yow! Yowl, baby dragon, we need your wisdom.

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  10. This has the feel of a fairy tale's beginning (and I love me some fairy tales).

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  11. Like Plath's poems often do, this seems full of ancient omens and symbols--all expressed freshly. To have a dragon's heart is both blessing and curse, I would think.

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  12. Powerful - I love the heart the size of a dragon's.

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  13. Great atmosphere created. The majestic birth of a child. Words to savor.
    -HA

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  14. A blessing and a curse… I like this!

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  15. You definitely made an entrance...love the idea of being born with a heart the size of a dragon's

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  16. in lands of old did stand the guard who watched with eyes of flint, the rocking eggs to soon burst out and to the children wait. or somewhere in that universe. :) ~

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