>on finding the post and ivy


She forgot she was made
of supple vines and new moss, crumpled
leaves in aprons, a chunky heart
forged from granite water.

This is the way earth lingers.
Yet it is easy
to be lost and not
notice. Patience is given
to daughter spirits- they must sit and sit,
sometimes they twine, never sighing
waiting for lacework and a black crow’s caw
to repair the sun’s memory.

About redmitten

author of Cracking Geodes Open, Making Good Use of August, and The Peppermint Bottle. poetry editor for IthacaLit. website: https://toomuchaugust.wordpress.com

8 responses to “>on finding the post and ivy

  1. >Wow, I like this one. "She forgot that she was made of….crumpled leaves in aprons". Very nice."This is the way earth lingers.""Waiting for lacework and a black crow's caw."Wonderful lines.Can't wait to read more….

  2. >I've been reading some of your poems on the list to the right. Awesome….. awesome.

  3. >The daughter spirits are very strong here, the work of being, holding a space. Affirming, I found it, full of patience and peace.

  4. >this is lovely and I particularly like the ending, it seems a refreshing way of thinking of a crow's caw

  5. >hi kathleen,thank you! rust and vines and old fence posts inspire us both.hey farmlady,oh that is great to hear! i appreciate you taking time to read some of my poems and that you are enjoying them. i liked the crumpled leaves in the apron…i bet you dress like me(!)hi marylinn,i'm learning from you- yes the work of being and holding space. way cool that you've helped me feel what i was trying to say.hello crafty green!the crow doesn't live by me, so i am always on the look for him…it seems to me he is trying to wake our memories. good to hear from you!

  6. >"Supple vines and new moss." I like this.

  7. >hi annie,two aspects of nature i admire. ability to bend, and ability to always feel new. glad you liked it, too!

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