Soliloquy of a Seagurl

Soliloquy of a Seagurl

A Poem by The Psycho-delic Poetess
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A formless waste 
    I was…


Shell unshaped and internally mushed
Unloved, 'til cupped
By palms of plush
A tender kiss
With every touch
Aware I couldn’t
Offer much
It was there...
Somewhere...
‘Tween sand and sea
He embraced my slight
Fragility 
Cradled my soul in porous folds
‘Til I beamed of lambent gold 


A skinless hatchling
I was…


Body bare of bone and beak
Shriveled, ‘til fingers
Wove for me
An ivory down 
From loom, so fair
Feathery threads of wispy hair
It was there... 
Somewhere...
‘Tween seam and sew
He tightened the pleats
And locked the bow
Tied a vow around my neck
To keep my syrinx in check

A soarless fowl
  I was…


Mangled quills in feeble flesh
Unflapped, ‘til hands
Unraveled mesh
And curved the wind
Around my wings
His oath that I
Need not a thing
It was there...
Somewhere...
‘Tween flight and fall
He formed my sea
With touching walls
A wave of rooms with tides of chores
Yet forbidden to fly near shores


A comely bird
I was…


With frostbite diamonds in my crest
Unmatched, ‘til fists
Of irked unrest
Beat rubies from
My precious plume
And plucked the hope
Within that bloomed
It was there...
Somewhere...
‘Tween plea and wail
He crushed my beak
My wing, my tail
Because I glanced upon the sea
His hands had not made for me

© 2011 The Psycho-delic Poetess



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The Psycho-delic Poetess
For Kerry. Written for her challenge. Would not have bubbled forth without her.

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Great poem, very vivid like a surreal dream.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Amazingly voiced in verse so soft and downy plumes so carefully wrought...kudos

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Oh my...this is a timeless classic..a beauteous creature ...wow Shawn ..sometimes you read something so exquisite it makes your eyes water..this could have been written by Shelly..it could have published 200 years ago ..and retained its glory..I am breathless..FAVOURITE

Posted 6 Years Ago


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another of my favourites from you! you at your best - rhythmically playful - twisting - surreally potent - ahh brilliant stuff!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


I hope this won the challenge for you. It was well writen. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Added on October 8, 2011
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Tags: Low self worth, Emotional abuse, Caged bird

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The Psycho-delic Poetess

Nashville, TN



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