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Painting by João Antas
A Legend with Wind and Anemones
In the throat of wind was caught
a sob of anemones
strange and saline
in a soaked dryness of red that slowly clots.
The sea did not release it
nor did its petals adorn
human aches bled upon faces of gods
nor did submerged deaths of olympian cities
echoe upon the sand made tomb of living cores
between fingers open and lips enclosed
It had to happen
that between two valves
warm of one thousand nacreous longings
a sudden batting of eyelids would dare to rise
and that the wind from it would absorb
open blushing gifts
promised in ripples of a watered
if incandescent green
so that in a single breath
a whole garden would flow
more than divine
and all the vastness of a ripped sky
in dawn of skin and glimmer of touch
upon a blazed background of throbbed cries
ardent and released
the setting semblance of a legend
with no gods but with anemones
lying within the embrace written
upon one of those shadows that the sun
draws as it dives.
© 2005 Alexandra* ~ OneLight*® Authors & Creations
Anemone, “the flower of wind”, is connected to the legend of Adonis and Aphrodite. It is said to have blossomed from the blood of Adonis, murdered by the god of war, Ares, jealous of this mortal’s affair with his former divine lover, Aphrodite. It is also said that the wind which blows the blossoms open, will soon afterwards blow the petals away; so it is called the Anemone, or Wind Flower, for that which brings forth its life, ends it.
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|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|so that in a single breath
a whole garden would flow
Magnificent imagery in this piece, Alexandra - and thank you for the very informative postscript.
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
You are a master at surrealism, shedding light on things seldom seen or imagined. I would love to see your painting of this poem.
I can really relate to the Anemone, although my interpretation is a little different but, perhaps, not so much:
"Love and Light
swept me into this world
and these same shall carry me out."
©2005 Joseph* ~ OneLight*
Sharing this brief spark of a life with you
is both a joy and an adventure.
May the wind forever be a blessing upon our wings.
Amo te, Amor da minha vida ...
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|A wonderful mythical quality fit for the God's of which you speak, well done.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|your poems are always unique and enriched with profoundly stimulating imagery ... this poem is no exception ... excellent descriptive atmosphere ...|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Is it true that the anemones flowers only open when the wind blows? Greek legend is portrayed so beautifully in you wonderful poem.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Another gloriious poem from your awesome talent Alexandra! Thanks for sharing the legend too and the art! Beautifully done!