Friday, February 28, 2014

Somewhere Green


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 Daniel Valcarce, VUELO NOCTURNO (NIGHT FLIGHT) oil on canvas, from the series FIRST DREAMS, 1998




i stopped somewhere green

unmarked in my mind's eye.

a stone blocking my way

told tales belonging to another

of birth and death

so young.

a lamb covered the stone

draped in body

holding soul

to ground

until mother could retrieve

it on her way 

to somewhere green

unmarked in her mind's eye.




copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

posted for Poets United





26 comments:

  1. i like the wrap around back to the opening lines in this audrey...
    i would probably be the one telling tales by the stone..
    smiles.

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  2. You are so talented, Audrey! Thank you for this; now I can start my day.

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  3. I specially like this imagery:

    a lamb covered the stone
    draped in body
    holding soul
    to ground

    Happy weekend Audrey ~

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  4. We all need somewhere green,but should mark it! Thanks for the cool. Poem, Audrey.

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  5. Your title alone suggests so many things, images, memories, states of being, special places...etc. And then your poem which adds a depth and recall to spring and Easter and it's true meanings.

    Elizabeth

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  6. I too especially liked the imagery Heaven quoted. And the title, as soulsmusic said, is evocative.

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  7. I love the whole idea of somewhere green, and pick up undertones of a young soul "held to ground" till its mother can take it to somewhere green. Beautiful and rather mystical.

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  8. I stopped somewhere green...that unmarked location within that we can tap into -- wow. Love this.

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  9. it's very hard for me me to find this place, Audrey, I guess it requires one's heart and mind to be restful. I hope to be there someday.

    Kisses,

    KC

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  10. very interesting ...green place inside the mind..

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  11. I think the meadow we have inside.. the one we seek...is the one we need.

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  12. I guess we all like to find this kind of safe haven, even if mine would be more blue than green!

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  13. I am seeking that green place....I would guess it will be a while before one will be visible here. Unless, like in the poem, one can find 'green' in one's mind.

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  14. Originally i thought the green symbolized envy, but then i got the sanctuary-meaning of it! Great poem, loved reading it! :)

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  15. Oh, the sacrificial lamb! Fabulous imagery!

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2014/02/27/prompts-and-promises/

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  16. I love the imagery you used in this poem. I, too, am looking forward to 'somewhere green!'

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  17. Audrey,

    A pleasant spirituality about this poem. A presence between worlds, seaching for contentment found in the place of 'somewhere green.'...Lovely, as a tribute to the character of the painting:)

    Nice to catch up with you Audrey, Eileen

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  18. Audrey, this is beautifully spiritual ... to me the image of the lamb, the stone overturned, the nurturing mother has a biblical reference ... so peaceful & redeeming :)

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  19. there's a spiritual feel to this poem. and i like the imagery you used. :)

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  20. beautiful… an ethereal quality to this poem.

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  21. draped in body holding soul,so poignant.

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