Saturday, May 27, 2006

Tarragona Widow

Sixty years inseparable love, I knew you perfectly,
read the maps of your mind and body unerringly,
rejoiced in your company.

Our love was strong and sure, multi-layered, a symphony
with melodies and harmonies in balance, perfection.
Passion entwined our bodies in dance,
hearts beating in time, part of each other.

Sixty years inseparable love, childless and contented,
ended.
Your long lean body cold to touch,
your laughing eyes dead and glassy now,
your loving lips pale, still and grey,
your passion, your humour and vitality
all have drained away.

This empty husk is you,
is all that’s left of you,
is all I have of you.

They can’t take you away from me,
I will hide you away from them,
I’ll keep you safe in a secret place,
you’re mine for eternity.

I don’t want to lose you.

The pungent, rich sweetness of you,
like incense, hangs in the air,
rises with your soul like a prayer,
fills the room with heady aroma.

I breathe you in.
You are part of me once more.

(Previously published in Quantum Leap poetry magazine)





Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Changing Identity

I had created this blog as my Found Art blog (see links to right) but then i thought I really wasn't going to take part in found art. Once I've put all that effort into making a collage, I don't want to leave it in the street for someone to throw it in the bin. It's bad enough with leaving books in public places with Bookcrossing!

I tried to delete this blog, but it came back to haunt me. I thought of keeping it just dormant but then I had the idea of making it my alter ego blog. You see, I'm not just a vegetarian pacifist, who sits around writing nice environmental poems and crafting collages out of Italian magazines, whilst feeding dandelions to my rabbit.

So this blog is for poems and other things that wouldn't fit in Crafty Green Poet, for what will probably be obvious reasons.

And for anyone who was at the International Playbus Congress in Turin, who found any of my Found Art collages, you can still log in here and let me know if you found anything. Please! Per favore! Bitte!