Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Love in the time of caterpillars

Love in the time of caterpillars
with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

summer confetti
the bodies
of caterpillars
soft with love
are everywhere
laying down
Tabriz runners
striping pavers
rose and indigo,
lavishing rails
with delirious design
calling stones
back to powder.

thresh of screen
covers the news
in stars
they have become lanterns
blinking milky wings
moving in forever light.
I want to go
willing
like this.


for OSI, "love"

17 comments:

Cassiopeia Rises said...

This is truly beautiful. The way you weave your words and images is fantastic. It leaves me breathless
Thank you.


Melanie

Jim said...

Hi Gabrielle ~~ This reminds me of the way my college roommate said he wanted to die. 'Nuff said. :)
..

anthonynorth said...

Excellently done, as always.

Tammie Lee said...

this is truly lovely!

rallentanda said...

Beautiful command of our beautiful language
English!

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flaubert said...

pretty use of language
what a nice feeling this has!
Pamela

Ramesh Sood said...

Liked it a lot.. keep writing..for our sake..

Harshad mehta said...

You will live willingly like this.

Sandra (if) said...

that is original.....beautiful words!

PremI said...

Beautiful flow of language & expression,in concert.
wonderfully woven.
Loved it....

SandyCarlson said...

So do I.

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JP/deb said...

what rich language choices ... really great!

Kathiesbirds said...

I love the opening lines of this poem! Nicely done!

Raven said...

"lanterns blinking milky wings." Lovely.