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21 August 2011

alphabet to alphabet

kinetic incantations
tattooed into the wind
embroidered with the fresh
zest of meeting arm
in arm, alphabet
to alphabet, cathodic ink
infusing circuitry with language
grease dripping from
well oiled vowels
forming like still
flames, like waves inlaid
with accidental hieroglyphs
raw myth
mixing
with electrons

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

whew...lots of great texture in this one...waves carved is a nice contrast...as is tattooes in the wind...like the fresh zest too...

Claudia said...

there's a great flow to this and i like how it sounds when read aloud...also like the felt beat here

Sheila Moore said...

this is great and I love the tatoo metaphors throughout - haven't read a poem using those - very unique.

Shawna said...

I like this: "grease dripping from
well oiled vowels" ... and "raw myth" ... ~safehousepoetry.wordpress.com

kez said...

great beat and rhythm to this textural piece thank you

Arron Shilling said...

Wow Cat,

This is a treat for the tongue - i love the words and the shapes they create in my refractive imagination.

A real corker - nice lines

Natasha said...

Am so longing for a new tattoo, this did not help. Wonderful word weaving and a unique take on the prompt. Loved it!

chromapoesy.com said...

kinetic incantations
tattooed into the wind
embroidered with the fresh
zest of meeting arm

great invitation into a jump off the screen write, thank you.

Reflections said...

Nice stitching into this one, etched by textures thick and oozing colors.

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said...

My favorite: well-oiled vowels. The words themselves are a textural delight. I love what yu did with this.

Dave King said...

Oh, I really like this. It suggests all kinds of directions in which to go. A true mix of the the real, the ethereal and the technological - unless I've got it wrong!