The Fifty Cent Tour

Sunday, August 26, 2012

lintel

in the sublime 
sanctuary
of your arms
lives Eden,
unabridged 

my will of iron rusts 
crumbling into 
sweat 
making a paste
of ash and honey

you dip your finger
and paint the day
bright expectant
the night
clear triumphant

your bosom heavy
with sustenance 
for searchers
a pillow
for slumber treasure

your heart 
is a place
where both good 
and evil
sip from the same cup
and die by the same fire

Rene ~ August 2012
For Magpie Tales

Image credit ( via Magpie Tales)
Andrew Wyeth, 1948
"The Big Room"

22 comments:

  1. I like what you write. Let's talk poetry one day. I'm curious about your writing.

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  2. this is a place
    where good and evil
    sip from the same cup
    and die by the same fire...nice...really like that closing stanza rene, they seem to coexist well in many places these days...

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  3. Could I get a movie trailer voice over artist to read this? Because that would spank my buttons.
    Thank you, Brian, for always being here :)

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  4. Beautiful...the lintel of the heart...

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    1. Thank you, Tess for all you do to get Magpies out into the world every week without fail.

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  5. I love this poem Rene. It is life and it is family. It is home. Thank you for sharing these truths. =D

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  6. That last stanza especially is a Bam!Pow! experience, and the whole thing one hell of a write! Wow!

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  7. IG, I don't have any money to pay you for all the !!!! marks :)
    Thank you, sunbae :)

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    1. (bowing) You honor me, madam. Payment? Why, you have already given it to me in the currency of your poetry. Quite a fair exchange, I think.

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  8. wow!! this is brilliant...love the 'a will of iron
    turns to a paste of ash and nectar'...sublime..x

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    1. Kay! Thank you for stopping in and I'm glad you enjoyed that line.

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  9. Fascinating how you honed in on the architectural element of the lintel ... used it to great advantage.

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    1. Thank you, Helen, You don't even know how long I've been waiting to use the word lintel :)

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  10. Nice. Limited time today so found myself reading a few at random. Felt this one. Thanks

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    1. Thank you, Winston. You have many poets to choose from but yet you chose me :) I appreciate you coming by.

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  11. Rene this is magnificent.....so many wonderful lines in this!!

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    1. I honored that you enjoyed it, Carrie. I just love your work.

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