Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Prompt: Weather and the Body



we think it merely blood and bone
this sack of us
sinew and muscle woven beneath a thin covering
but oh! the lovely weather

lightning and thunderclap
rain and wind
that course through vein and artery

an ocean of salty water
constrained in a bony landscape
a breathy wind that shouts in the dark

we are wind and sun and rain
weather carried in a leather pouch

small cloudbursts of stardust and earth

8 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I really enjoyed this Pauline

Brian Miller said...

i like us as a mix of stardust and earth....and yeah, we are full of weather as well...i think that might be our passions...

patteran said...

I like the linking of the external and the internal here, Pauline. 'Weather carried in a leather pouch' - very neat as both imagery and metaphor. This works so well.

Pauline said...

Thanks, OOTP

Brian - sometimes the words just come out right. You know about that!

Dick - thanks for your comment. It means a lot to be appreciated by a poet whose work I so admire.

Joanna Jenkins said...

You did a lovely job with this one. Love the earth and stardust reference.
Happy 2014,
jj

A Cuban In London said...

Your poem is visually striking. You use words that convey powerful images such as: "we are wind and sun and rain/weather carried in a leather pouch"

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Pauline said...

JJ - thanks :) It makes me feel good just to think such thoughts.

ACIL - I thank you and I'm glad you liked the poem.

Reya Mellicker said...

Beautiful! And - oh yeah.

Love being on a wavelength with you!