Thursday, October 27, 2011

Slaked Thirst

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Photo/Text © 2011 Sean M. Madden. All Rights Reserved.

Below is the second of two poetic pieces written in response to the above photograph which were exhibited, along with the image, during the Artwave Festival this past August and September.  The first poetic response was published yesterday.

Slaked Thirst

I stare into your depths
     unable to tell if I
          dive headlong
               or am right-side-up

A fish, I
     swim in your remedy

Feel my own weather-worn wooden heart
     and see how fresh is yours —
          pomegranate-ripe, spring-flowing

Like Rumi’s well-wined Sufi soul
          rings of being

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