Dear Mary,
you taught me so much
I miss you dearly
With love
-your granddaughter



Sunday not of this world



in
Sunday Dress
I sit by you
behind your chair
it started snowing
again
Sun, you say
I rest my ear against your shoulder
Sun, but not of this world
we have red shoes on
and offer eachother skin
in the waffle mist

during
Sunday Psalm
I lie by you
listening to
white rubber soles
outside your room
where someone died
so close
that we could hear them
passing through
(whispering We can wait here We got time)

the
Sunday of Forgiveness
you rub the cross against me
then the star
lovingly
with unfamiliar language
against my forhead
then lips
kissing the lullaby
warm in my scalp
closing fingers
around the palm cavity
that lets the light in

on
the Sunday of Departure
they bathe you
folding you out
on white surfaces
scrubbing the chestbone
that tears the night
you
lay your face deserted
against hands
collecting the shadow
that froze
in the aftershocks
from a revealed
lie




Poetry by Lourdes
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Written on 2006-04-27 at 23:24

Tags Cavity  Psalm  Lie 

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Teala
Lovely tribute, nice:)
2006-05-03


pia
"warm in my scalp
closing fingers
around the palm cavity
that lets the light in" This is so beautiful so i dont know what to say ...you brought the daylight into my room with this poem ..love love and love again -Pia
2006-04-30


Zoya Zaidi
LAURDES, LAURDES, LAURDES!
You hide such a piece in your chest all these years, and it comes out strong,
like a bolt of lightening, it tears my heart
right out, and I do not know, what to do with these tears that are welling up in
the orbs, called eyes by some, the mirror
of soul by others; my soul feels for you!

(((Hugs, very fond ones, my darling!))))

love, xxx, Zoya
2006-04-29



One of the strongest things i've read for quite a long time.
2006-04-28


lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
Wow this is such a wonderful devoted piece of writing well done you are a wonderful poet rgds mike
2006-04-28


Jon Hanover
WOW. Powerful powerful write.
2006-04-28


Hasani
This was beautiful... So soothing and so touching. You would have made her proud :-).
2006-04-27