8 Thimbles, Lifted Up, Jasmine Scent and Other Poems

EIGHT THIMBLES

With her 8 thimbles

on hands so nimble

she weaves through

the night

... but not til

dawn is her web

bejeweled with dew

.. shining with

the sun



***



LIFTED UP



While one thousand others

did scramble and climb

because of her soul beauty

she was by Ganesha's trunk lifted up



(to GJMF who was lifted up

by the trunk of Ganesha)





TIME THE MIRACLE MAKER



The ugly duckling has

grown to swan

The worm has purple wings

Cinderella has

become the queen

Sleeping Beauty is

awakened and sings.



JASMINE SCENT



The South Wind

for the evening

has donned

jasmine scent





BLOOM AND BUTTERFLY



The bloom and butterfly

ask not which is

clad in more beautiful

clothes



.. ones shining wings

the others pastels....

how beautiful when she

arose

from the petals of the rose



BEAUTY MAGNET



As many chipped away

in ladder building

Ganesha on a high hill

looking oer the thousands

on the plains below..

unfurled his infinite trunk

and selected Jan of the

most beautiful heart..

for that was what

drew his magnet

..wound his trunk around

her waist.. and lifted

her up to the plateau

of grace





VERONICA'S VEIL



A clover veil..

does violet the vale..

and the sun's light

ultraviolet

.. in many hues prevails.



GIFT OF BEAUTY



She did not want

in that life that

beauty be bequeathed

..

she did not want

the wrapping

to be more beautiful

than the gift..

nor the unwanted lust

of men following her

as if she were

a dog in heat..

nor the jealousy of women

to bar her from their

hearts.... nor

to see her body as

any more than the glove

of Spirit



FIR TREE IN THE SUN



Branches of the fir

tree still covered in

snow..

but melting in the sun

.. both lace shawl

and jeweled rhinestones

.. but it is the melting

drops

which in the sun glow





BEJEWEL WITH DEW



With her 8 thimbles

on hands so nimble

she weaves through

the night

... but not til

dawn is her web

bejeweled with dew

.. shining with

the sun



***



LIFTED UP



While one thousand others

did scramble and climb

because of her soul beauty

she was lifted up



(to GJMF who was lifted up

by the trunk of Ganesha)





MISS MOSS



Miss Moss

.. has been busy

for many years

painting many rocks

jade.. some tree trunks

iridescent green

... water is always

on her brush



She works

from dawn's blush

to soft evening's hush

ever helped by



wingrush









AARON SHIKLER



Do angels sit on the head of a pin?



Some souls of those whom Aaron paints..

  sit on the point of his brush..

others hover round the room



.. in their portraits..

the eyes.. are the gates



Bejewel with Dew



With her 8 thimbles

on hands so nimble

she weaves through

the night

... but not til

dawn is her web

bejeweled with dew

.. shining with

the sun



***



LIFTED UP



While one thousand others

did scramble and climb

because of her soul beauty

she was lifted up



(to GJMF who was lifted up

by the trunk of Ganesha)





TIME THE MIRACLE MAKER



The ugly duckling has

grown to swan

The worm has purple wings

Cinderella has

become the queen

Sleeping Beauty is

awakened and sings.



JASMINE SCENT



The South Wind

for the evening

has donned

jasmine scent





BLOOM AND BUTTERFLY



The bloom and butterfly

ask not which is

clad in more beautiful

clothes



.. ones shining wings

the others pastels....

how beautiful when she

arose

from the petals of the rose



CLOVER VEIL



A clover veil..

whether skies cloudclad

or ultraviolet sun prevails

does violet the vale..



INSPIRATION'S OARS AND LIME DRIPS



The oars of inspiration

dip gently into the lake of memory

stirring up the past..

while a semi-lime rains

gently into a cup of berry tea





PAINT ON CORPSES



When men arrange beauty

contests to make

meat out of women

makeup is used.



When dead bodies

are not cremated

they are sometimes lipsticked

at the funeral home



When murdered pigs' bodies are

preserved to be eaten

by hitmen's payers,

red dye carcinogenic

nitrates are shot into

their flesh.



When sentient trees'

birds and squirrels

are evicted and they

are killed,

their bodies are

sometimes decorated

with baubles.



When serial killing generals

and warfunds voting senators

appear

before the tv cameras

they wear makeup.



Questions are asked

of them by news anchors

.. also makeup'd, who

have their jobs

because they lie glibly

in the promotion of war



but the lilies and roses

the gardenias in God's gardens

are never gilded .. nor

do they tell lies or

bomb each other



















© Saiom Shriver



. aaron shikler

. beauty magnet

. bejewel with dew

. bloom and butterfly

. clover veil

. fir tree in the sun

. gift of beauty

. inspiration's oars

. jasmine scent

. lifted up

. miss moss

. paint on corpses

. time the miracle maker

. veronica's veil





-saiom shriver-

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