We are baptized in ink,
sprinkled in stars.

We wear this weary
world, a cloak
of shame, a game
of thorns and crowns
and cowering songs.

A day, a week, a month
breathes by,

while the moon attends
her midnight mass

………………-ive sky.





Shared over at Toads’ Tuesday Platform


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13 Responses to Un-naming

  1. I know you do it all the time, but I especially like the last line split here! My mind wants to read it as “ivy sky” and my heart likes that.

  2. Kenn says:

    This definitely is a wonderfully relaxing poem to read. Kind of like the header that you have with your toes popping out. This was a delightful read for sure. There is so much happening in the world around us that it is nice to relax once in a while, and take the time to breathe in the fresh air.

  3. I LOVE this! Especially “sprinkled in stars” and wearing the weary world like a cloak. Cool.

  4. coalblack says:

    …or the world wears us. My goodness, I’m an accent!

  5. I love the notion of the moon and her midnight mass. An amazing piece of poetry here!!

  6. “A day, a week, a month
    breathes by” – my favorite part, but I love every word of this poem. Wow.

  7. hedgewitch says:

    This feels like one of those that falls out of the brain like fruit from a tree–fluid, complete in itself. Nice enjambment, luminous and simple language, and great close.

  8. Great write…love how you wrote the ending

  9. margaret says:

    “breathes by” I like how you use that and the ending is great.

  10. Marian says:

    wow, i just love this.

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