"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, September 19, 2010

a broken heart and love lost poets united poetry pantry #9







From where I sit, I see your craggy face
As you kneel next to the body of your love
She sleeps-a motionless instance
Poison in her body, a dagger to the chest
Remaining dormant
While you still live, as smoke rises from deep inside
A warning for the mortals
The battle is never won from a volatile moment
As snow and ice cover your motionless forms-forever




*process notes:
This is written (loosely) based
on the legend of the two volcanoes
here in Puebla. Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl.
For more information on the legend visit:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popocat%C3%A9petl

14 comments:

  1. So dramatic! I instantly recognized this for its theme of volcanic love. Greatly enjoyed.

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  2. emotional and touching piece.
    love the image,
    Happy Sunday!

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  3. Such a vivid scene. Hawaii has volcanic myths as well... but I love this poem!

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  4. I like the way you have written about the two volcanoes. Each can erupt and any time...and must be respected.

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  5. Pamela this is well written and moving...i love it! :-)

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  6. Thanks Kerry!
    And thanks for visiting!
    Pamela

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  7. Thanks Mary!
    One of them is still active!
    Pamela

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  8. Thanks Carrie.
    Nice of you to say!
    Pamela

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  9. Love the ambiance of this poem! I've missed reading you lately....my fault, so much going on with me but hope to be here more often now.
    (You know me as Zouxzoux but I'm visiting via my other blog via Poet's United.)

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  10. Thanks so much Charlotte!
    Nice to see you! Poets United is a nice site.
    Pamela

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