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The words sent her into the rain, and the rain welcomed her
by walling to a cave. But the rain could not stop
any more than she. Filled her lungs, then her throat.
The pain in her right side was the stab of a gill pushing out.
A gill stabbed her left side as it, too, budded and bloomed.
Blind now, but beginning to see as she had never dreamed,
as eyes never could, she stopped running so her feet could join
and wave. Her eyes swelled as water and greenery swirled
together a home. Sound muffled, then echoed, then dissolved.
And she swam until she could not swim any more,
then she floated. But floating became too easy,
and the words were able to break through the surface and head straight
for her. For her, she decided to let herself sink
to the bottom. Sea weed began to throttle her,
and creatures she felt but did not see twined around
her joined feet, then her ankles. They were starting to strangle
her hips when she happened to open her eyes
and see that light had also broken through and dived
until it found her. And the light was strong.
And the words turned out to be weak.
With her last breath, she pushed her way up
determined to find the source of the light.
And she did. And it was her.
Phyllis Jean Green, November 22, 2003
The Moonwort Review
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|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|Very creative, Phyllis!
|Reviewed by Ashraf Goreja
|Exceptionally beautiful poem. Who painted this nice painting?
|Reviewed by Paul Bruce (Reader)
|Great poem and the artwork to. Paul|
|Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme
|Pea - this was brilliant :0) Love ya!|
|Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
|Both poetry and art are awesome.....truly inspiring write.....ty, Dani|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader)
|I love this poem and the art.|
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|Bravo! Loved this.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|I can so relate to your mermaid!!
Thanks for sharing this...it's a keeper for sure!!
|Reviewed by Mike Ill (Reader)
|the depth of your knowledge really shows on this one. "self-help" is a perfect category! thanx!
oh, and i found a picture that shows alittle more of my face. come check it out sometime
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|A dream vision a quest and lovely prose...Wonderful Pea!About the moon pic, a friend in Washington state near Canada sent it to me last winter. To me it is magnificent. He knows I use photos, and love the moon;-)|
|Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
|I liked this...seeking the light from within...excellent