Faint Jade

the hum of the heating grafts
a poem on the thin layer
of my mind
a faint jade hue
reflects from the table

the cat bounces and purrs
after pleading for food
now content she looks upon the world
in detached aloofness

the air is moist
my heart tranquil
an emptiness mixed with tiredness
my body full of pleasure in the image that is me
I embrace in loving acceptance

the exuberance of a faraway kiss
the perfume emanating from a peach
my thought lost in a swirl
drifting to the moon
…and on the dark side I find
the rainbow that leads me home

into your arms I spiral inward
into the harmonious glow
of the golden section drawing me
in notes of perfect proportion
reflected in tiny dew-drops
a relationship seen only in the milky-way

our words resound from the stillness
of time
I find myself in a state of wakeful dreaming
when the tide is in I breathe out
as it releases I draw inward

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4 thoughts on “Faint Jade

  1. Jesse

    This is a general comment for the whole site.
    What a lovely presentation of your lovely poems!
    It is good to see poems that I recognize in such a setting. Fitting beauty!

    Mary

  2. Ahhh, Oona. This is a beautiful poem. You have built it by mostly using simple declarative sentences. Each sentence builds an image. Each stanza collects its single image and results in an emotion. The collective stanzas then build into the final stanza:
    I find myself in a state of wakeful dreaming
    when the tide is in I breathe out
    as it releases I draw inward
    that summarizes the whole of the day and moment and poem into the movement of the incoming and outgoing tide, creating yet other images in the mind.
    a faint jade hue
    reflects from the table…
    the cat bounces and purrs…
    my body full of pleasure in the image that is me…
    my thought lost in a swirl
    drifting to the moon
    …and on the dark side I find
    the rainbow that leads me home…
    into your arms I spiral inward…
    A magnificent poem of a moment, of love, of breathing in and out in the universe.

  3. When I wrote this poem it was a real time of breathing in and out…battling something extremely
    personal and painful and yet I found I had learned a lot from the experience and that I have innate strengths and also loving support around me and I felt grateful.

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