VenusOnAHalfShellGirl~

VenusOnAHalfShellGirl~

A Poem by NoneOfYourBusiness akaKITTY KUTABAREakaCandyPole
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~a collaboration with Ostensible Truth~

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Girl made of pink seashells

Sits on a conch

In the middle of a myth

Her roots watered by clouds that do not know

That the mud was not the sky

Or that the sea was not the air

Her body floating in the ripples of songs played

On ivory strings

Pearl studded arms twisting 

Through whispered currents

In pain, recurrent

Her back broken in an arch

Featherless wings stroking the sea

As the breeze sprinkles golden hair with ornate jewels

 

A flicker of light...

Firefly eyes open a doorway in the foam of waves

For a sailor made of mist

Who wears the thorn encrusted crown of drowning men

Between his heart

And his floating rib

His palms hooked on a line

Her stigmata bleeding mercury

And coral

A trail on the water

A soul slick

To guide his demise

As she licks cochineal lips

And attunes her pitch to hymns of the gods

To stitch tainted ears

With melodic webs spun by dying nymphs

 

 

Broken shell nails hooked and bent

Scratch eulogies in manmade rocks

Scattered with hearts ripped from naked chests

A chain of heart strings resting on moonlit neck

As she counts them, one

Two

Three hundred and more

Pressing each through shimmering scales

She, a brocade

Of sea

Of death

Another swollen heart to feed at her breasts

She presses

Impresses

 

A sailboat made of ash bends its bow

To her ascent

Another sailor takes her hand

Rise

One step

Two step

Three hundred more

Her roots in the ocean floor

Curse on her lips

Dip

Above a bouquet of water lilies

Ocean threaded tail breaking seabed bones

A metronome of lust

Splitting the water

Boats swelling deep under lost in rust

As iced tongue traces pulse along willing neck

Breathing in pheromones betrayed by wind

Her breath melting on tender flesh

Oyster eyes parting to reveal

Fiery pearls

Starlight pearls

Venus on a half shell girl

Without constraints 

Her scales unfastened

She devours him

In monster fashion

Chasing down the pain of him with sea foam and wine

Wiping tears with black rose petals

To scatter through the night...

 

 

copyright:2011ctoriaseleneskyedeme/OstensibleTruth

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

© 2011 NoneOfYourBusiness akaKITTY KUTABAREakaCandyPole


Author's Note

NoneOfYourBusiness akaKITTY KUTABAREakaCandyPole
if you havent read http://www.writerscafe.org/Ostensible%20Truth poetics yet~ you are missing out on a banquet of poetic creativity of the finest surreal spinning~ check him out~ =)~ Namaste

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Oh the two of you twisted the roots of your minds together was an eventuality waiting to happen>> I swear, I feel like I've eating a giant bag of candy before bed>> A rush of of my favorite sweets I knew wouldn't be good for my psyche but I couldn't stay away from anyway>> And what a story you two have woven!>> This mermaid siren in covered in the angel corpse's light, dragging the hearts of men to the depths of her devious sea>> Magical!!!!!!!

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Brilliant work! Love the story in this and the fantastic visual/imagery. This is a wonderful collaboration and work by both of you!!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I will repeat what i said on ot's page...what wonderful imagery and mystique...a hallucinogenic road trip this...this poem is to literature what terry gilliam is to movies...absolutely love this...you two are freakin awesome...

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your voices blend into an alluring duet, an a cappella enchantment that moves across the poetic like a slow waltz meant to tease, please, bring a heartfelt tear to fall, and always, always making you wish the music would never stop...




Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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"In the middle of a myth
Her roots watered by clouds that do not know
That the mud was not the sky
Or that the sea was not the air
Her body floating in the ripples of songs played"
(again princess-i wake to see 'YOU' as a pro & i but an average joe:)

james

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your words are creative and deeply thought and your imagry of feather less wings and her back broken at an arch is beautiful

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I read this on OT's page and again here, and I can not beging to see where one of you starts or the other ends. An amazing collaboration by two amazing poets.
Every line is a pearl and they string together to create the most amazing necklace of word gems. Bravo!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

whew you are just amazing in the surreal

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I drowned in the foam of this...

Absolutely amazing you two. Two halves a perfect whole.

Whew!!!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

My goodness what a collab indeed!!! Brilliant images of pain and heartache...inserted dark whimsy throughout and just a super trip! Amazing!
"A chain of heart strings resting on moonlit neck
As she counts them, one
Two
Three hundred and more"

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so beautifully done, Selene. When I commented on OT's page, I commended the intro, here I will say how the concluding words of the last stanza so moved me... She devours him.. then chases the pain with sea foam... Such an original idea shows the brilliance of the collaborators. The entire piece reveals, for me, all that is good about sharing a space like this with creative minds from far flung places - they bring out the best in ourselves.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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