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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Celtic Chase




Words
are playing
chase
bare naked
in my head
again.
Finally. 
They wouldn't 
come out before 
no matter how
hard I begged or 
knocked 
on the door.

Daylight

seemed to scare them. 
Now
 I know how
the midnight reverie 
tempts and troubles
the water 
to move words around
 limber and lubricated enough 
to make ancient celtic
manuscripts 
feel jealous of 
their illuminated
 designs
knotted
 with 
color.  

8 comments:

Maureen said...

Lovely to see you posting.

Really like your phrase "designs/knotted/with/color" and how you link that to the illuminated manuscripts.

Monica Sharman said...

Daylight reveals
what was interwoven
in the dark.

I made an illuminated letter "D" once. It took a looooong time.

Laura Boggess said...

Oh, I know this. Maybe I need to read some Kathleen Norris?

Kathleen Overby said...

Thanks for the sweet welcome back ladies. Yes, Norris is like nobody else I've read. Totally revamping my old epiphanies....

Kathleen Overby said...

Do you still have it Monica?

alittlesomethin said...

they are quite knotted up, those letter designs. so busy and tight.
your words came out flowing and lovely.

Leslie Leyland Fields said...

I love this image---and the words inspired by them. An ekphrastic poem!! Nicely done! And how true--that light often scares our words; they scuttle under any dark covering.

Anonymous said...

Sounds just like songwriting....