Saturday, July 08, 2006

JuPo 9 - (rev of JuPo 8)

Moon Drifting

Selene gathers the wooly, gray gossamer
of cloudstuff close about her chalked, Geisha face
on this film-noir night, uses it to play games
of peek-a-boo with me as I idly ride
the porch swing, its rocking rhythm erasing
my mind’s slate until it is completely cleaned.

Seduced by her irrational rays I can
travel to untrod shores that lack footprints, bask
awhile in the sun, meet all the unmet
lovers I have ever dreamed of and fashion
many different lives. Her milky elixir
delights my tongue; tantalizing, pure, alive
with its cool power charging my unleashed dreams.

How easy to lose myself in her slipstream,
freed from the days tedious cage; how easy
to grow lax as the tea kettle steadily
whistles its impatience on the stove; and how
easy to lose sight of often visited
places on those cobbled paths that lead me home.

copyright 2006 by cookala


Blogger Plus Ultra said...

Wow, better than Seamus....I am glad I stumbled upon you this morning, you made my day. Imagery is so fresh and appropriate.Can I link?

7:31 PM  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

Hi, saw your photos, my, You are really a discovery for me this morning...I am going to carry your colours and pictures to work today....ya, its saturday here and I have got to run my medical practice...but it is going to be a breeze after a breakfast of your works!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Cookala said...

Hi, plus ultra! wow, thank you so much for your kind words = they have really made my day! I still consider myself a student of poetry - I've only been writing for about 5 years and there is so much yet to learn! Someday perhaps I will try to publish - maybe when I have more confidence in my writing. Please do feel free to link - I'm so honored by your request, and glad you enjoy my poetry.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

Hi, I know poetry but ATC is something I do not know about, sorry for the it collage,some mixed media ,is there a web where I can go to to learn how to create ATC? I went to your 'house" again and am mesmerised by your creativity and there is a thread of unity that runs through them, some strange feeling of the past mixed with the present and your seeing of the future... visionary.....!Let me know soon..

7:42 PM  
Blogger Cookala said...

hi, plus ultra - and thank you again. You sure know how to make me smile. :-) If you're interested in learning about ATCs, a good place to start is, and then check their links for more ATC sites.

ATCs are small pieces of swappable art that artists create and then trade with each other - no money is exhanged. The only rules are the size - they must be 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" - the size of a standard playing card.

My cards are all over the world - and I have ATCs from artists all over the world - I think it's the coolest thing ever. There are internet groups I belong to that host swaps - everything is done via the internet. At these groups, there is usually an active swap database that you browse through. WHen you find a theme that piques your interest you join the swap by emailing the host, get their address, make your cards and mail them. In a few weeks you get cards back from other artists.

I do alot of collage work, but I have done some drawing as well. I've made a lot of watercolor backgrounds and then collaged on top of them. My style is mostly vintage (think old, turn of century) and I seem to have a fondness for adding wings and crowns - not sure why other than I like the whimsical quality it gives to the work. I'm also a big fan of a style called "zetti" (try a google search for "zettiology" or "Teesha Moore", though I haven't done alot of it yet I plan to do more soon.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Cailleach said...

A very accomplished poem!

Very interested to learn about ATCs too. Thanks cookala

9:34 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely poem - its nice to see this and the other version of it. Compare and contrast.

3:31 AM  
Blogger Cookala said...

Welcome, caileach and crafty green poet and thank you both for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm glad you found the atcs interesting (they are!)and even glad-er you liked the poem. I'm ear-to-ear.

10:59 PM  

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