Thursday, August 27, 2009

one word free range hearts: [un]cage[d]

[match the wine]
for tina

mistress minstrel
freed across
time's limitations
freed from
the lapidary
setting of
all dreams
lost & found:
these were
lasting visions
nearing the longitudes
& latitudes of
capricorned cancer,
trading wings
in the upper rooms
of love's rampant song.
you look for gold
in the estuaries
as you find them,
you pray for
the ends to match
the heart's wine,
you claim what
sends you round
the moon's
harvest, the sun's
drumbeat, the pulse
of fires
that blaze night
when night
blazes best.

Image: Joseph Cornell, "Navigating the Imagination"



Blogger Dee Martin said...

Tina - you are a lucky woman :)
Happy anniversary to you both.

9:52 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...


Pascal's algorithms
have nothin' on your rhythm,
Mr. algebraic
cosmic mosaic
consummatic lover
sultry samari
stained-glass wonder man!
Give me your fire,
your dance,
your flask macho mojo,
mocha supreme--
leave out nothin',
not even your Jr.--
not even The Spoon
can contain your pulp--
it ain't no fiction
that I wanna be
startin' sumpthin'--
Jackson and Maxwell
must've hung on your wildfire suite
of slinkin', finger-lickin' that
even the colonel couldn't fry.
my phoenix,
my rising,
I binge on your soul singe,
Beyond your super,
Beyond your nova,
Beyond souuuuuul's train!

[eleven years is just the beginning!
Love, TK]

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

I love this! Dueling poets! Happy Anniversary to you both.

11:53 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Thank you very much. We had a beautiful evening with Mr Baby in tow - dinner at a favorite restaurant and wandering a wonderful exhibit at the McNay Art Museum.

And throwing down these poems.

5:55 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: I'll pass the word to Tina; I am one lucky woman, too. :-D

5:57 AM  
Blogger anno said...

Joyous occasion! Happy Anniversary to you both!

6:50 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Thank you, Anno. Mil gracias.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Tammie Lee said...

both your poems have my heart singing in celebration, beautiful! Grand that you found one another!

2:32 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Tammie: It certainly is grand. Glad you enjoyed the poems.

4:20 PM  

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