Emerald Water

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Love

Wearing only wind and
the polished memories of
a sun wilting too quickly
in the trees,
we discover the pond.

 

Two splashes.
A laugh.
We scramble leaf-cluttered sky
into marble,
shatter birdsong into music
that soars past a
hundred wings.

 

Don’t breathe,
my heart cries,
just live on this perfection
and the dark odyssey of
your tongue,
reducing me to a huntress
and the hunted.

 

I’ll leave my body,
my soul shouts, if I can
have yours for a moment,
under this water
like the jade of some
spirit temple:
too soft for mortals,
too mortal for gods.

 

Floating in and out of each
other’s souls . . .
above:
complete and unblemished sky,
flat and close enough to
write on.

 

We trade hearts and skin and
feel we have found Truth
and a type of joy that believes
in nothing but itself
in the frothy-sweet fragrance
tap-dancing across
our water,

 

there in our green and
immortal and unquestioning
universe.

 

Growing darkness
chiseling a new sky
from a denser infinity.

 

Crumbling granite,
one gypsy star.

 

On solid ground we listen
to chattering hearts and
watch the lights go on in a
kingdom we want to be
a part of.

 

Wheel of moon,
torn and star-drunk.
Soon she will spill her
glistening soul and
encase the ground
in Lucite . . .

 

her love
and our love:
our blanket through
the night.

 

by Patricia Joan Jones

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This poem received the International Award for Excellence and Beauty at The Golden Quill poetry forum and was chosen as "Becca's Best" at "Galadrial's Respite" poetry forum.

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poetvg's picture

NEAT PIECE

Pei-Rung Chung's picture

Hello, dear Patricia,

This poem makes me feel tumbled and utterless by its solidity and fludity, you have described a flowing tongue, as if your mood is flying with the universe. I can sense it's about the world between humanly and heavenly. Enjoyed the read.

Hazel

saiom's picture

a magnificent poem

from it this is my favorite line
is the one of music going past 100 wings

wonderful!!!