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

8 Comments:

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 ignorance...is 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 http://www.cedarseed.com/air/atc.html, 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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