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Guest poet

Tall Woman in a Frame



 Your eyes are narrowed to keep out the intrusive sun
your mouth a line closed against God, life, a stone
caught in your sensible black shoe

you married a widower twice your age, two children
to head the twelve you had, and two who lie in beds
of quiet inside the houses of the dead

behind the line of your mouth red slippers
dance under embroidered skirts, purple satin shawls
tease violins and somewhere a silver flute signals
 
platters of pomegranates, pears, their pale juices
lush on another’s lips – blue birds play with bees
leopards offer sweetmeats, pour wine in glasses
 
sunflowers turn their heads and bow as you stride
into high floating air – you climb that steep slope
stand arm raised: but here in the black wooden frame
 
you pose – behind you a trellis fence, beyond that the tree
under which you were born and where that line began
to carve itself into the newborn pink of your mouth.

 

Renée

 

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    This week…

     Kia ora, Tall Woman in a Frame by Renée is featured in our return season of poems and the blog is on Dreaming.

    Chap 30 of Once Bitten is there for you to to click on.  If you don’t want to read chapter by chapter or you can’t wait to see what happens, you can buy the whole book as an ebook, as well as its predecessor Too Many Cooks (soon to be published in print form).  You can also buy the recently launched  print copy of Your Life Your Story – details on the Books page – happy reading…

    Renée

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