Beate Sigriddaughter: five poems

(1)

DETACHMENT
yellow flower
close to the ground
detaches
breathless
butterfly wings
flutter off
my yearning
for certainty
of petal or wing
and applause

(2)

DIANE WITH A CAT IN HER ARMS IN THE SHADOW

You might want to know how tall she was,
or what color her hair or the cat’s fur—
just tall enough and of such colors
that something like the edge of a flame
leapt over my heart and stayed for a moment.
Then she turned around and walked upstairs
and ever since the world has felt a little brighter.

(3)

courage

Crippled by rules
I want to deepen
my unkempt roots.

(4)

EARLY GOD

There was a god, an early god,
who was bored with paradise
and got banished,
but apparently not far enough.

(5)

FOUND

where words catch
their breath
come then invent
a language made of humming
bird wings
pine needles ticking
at your feet
in gentle wind the sea
anemone obey the water
starfish plump orange
and purple cling to rock
and life on
all sides of silence

fragrant rock in summer
sun carries eternity
with effortless caress
and amber wind barely
distinguished from touch

come and inhale the sky
the full moon later
marbled with storm

everything ancient
suddenly comes
into substance yes
there you are love
in the corner of a sunset
in the freckles of a stone

Copyright © Beate Sigriddaughter 2017

Beate Sigriddaughter, www.sigriddaughter.com, lives and write in Silver City, New Mexico (Land of Enchantment), USA.

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