Monday, April 16, 2012

purgatory




i have grafted
you to my heart - drawing
oxygen
from the fertile, there

are gifts
in purgatory - openings
for reflection

light is for
fallen clay and i have
grafted you
to my heart; the circumference

of my vein has
perplexed solidity
of my choices - as hollow
is not life giving

in itself should not be
(life) round to

fertile i
love of you, undivided
in my needs, as light is
for the fallen

i have grafted
you to my heart..

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2012

17 comments:

  1. And it has bled, no doubt, in the grafting. :)

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    1. Catfish...thank you so much I appreciate your words...bkm

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  2. Barbara,

    Lovely to have discovered your words again..
    I kept thinking of Purgatory and babies in limbo, after reading your poem.....

    Eileen

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    1. Oh Eileen...thank you...my grandbaby is about to be born...he will leave limbo to breathe the air...bkm

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  3. I like the idea of being grafted to the heart.

    =)

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  4. grafting is def a cool concept for this ...to make a part of ...take from one to another...it works really well bk

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  5. This surgery of words lays bare love.

    I'd love to hear you recite this piece.

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  6. Beautiful words, beautiful.

    Anna :o]

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  7. I think William Blake would have appreciated this little song of innocence and experience.

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  8. Strong and romantic without a single bit of mush...

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    1. Such a passionate piece, I loved it:)

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    2. Thank so much Tess and Brigid...your words and kindness are taken to heart...bkm

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  9. "I have grafted you to my heart"....what an amazing line Bkm! Love this!!! :-)

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  10. Brilliant first and last couplet... It set the tone for the entire poem, which was unwavering in its imagery and cadence.

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  11. Barbara, much of my life I DRAFTED people to my heart...since then grafting seems more right! A friend is on the list for a liver transplant--I thought of him now. Grafting is more permanent than drafting.

    bkm, you write deep, in an understandable way. I hope purgatory is a much busier place than hell. Hell, it HAS to be!--grin!

    LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN!

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  12. Grafted you in my heart- an amazing ending!

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  13. Let's hope the graft took well...

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