Because she has grown from this turquoise scrim,


She braids her roots into the stars,
a triumph of chimneys at her crown.

She ponders petals and sparrows,
casts the moon, and pins it down.



Image by artist Catrin Welz-Stein
Inspiring prompt from over at dVerse Poetics today, where Lil is hosting. 




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19 Responses to Because she has grown from this turquoise scrim,

  1. lillian says:

    Such beauty in simplicity of words. Loved this post!

  2. qbit says:

    Triumph of chimneys!

  3. Anyone who can pin down a moon rules!

  4. erbiage says:

    A triumph her chimneys!

    Sent from my iPad

  5. rothpoetry says:

    Nice De! A woman who knows what she is doing!

  6. memadtwo says:

    Oh my. Speechless. (and I must look for more from this artist) (K)

  7. Truedessa says:

    The opening line was ingenious.

  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice last line about pinning down the moon.

  9. kim881 says:

    I like it when the title is part of the poem and that title is a humdinger! I love that her chimneys are triumphant and that she ‘casts the moon, and pins it down’.

  10. Whimsy indeed! You pin the picture down perfectly, and so brave to be so brief.

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  12. Vivian Zems says:

    A powerful creature, she is……love this.

  13. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Sweet that the title becomes the first in the poem. Your brevity is so lovely, I can see it on a plaque below the painting.

  14. I so love the braiding of roots into stars… lovely

  15. grapeling says:

    stars, De – you write from among the stars

  16. Singledust says:

    oh i never expected to see that line, the chimneys do look like her crown, a most succinct portrait of this interesting lady.

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