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by Gianetta Ellis

Friday, March 11, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A stand in the mist ~
marrow revealed against the grain
of bentwood bones, tales inside the skin
of weathered bodies;
you’ll find her deep;
she is the twisted trellis to an ambitious vine ~
home to tangled starlit sinew stringing
together bare limbs; she is the presence
within the dark fold, the lore
of the mossy understory; her canopy weave ~
a dreamcatcher
above the sleeping mull.
Gianetta Ellis © 2011




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Reviewed by Jerry Engler 6/14/2011
This is one of those magical poems with descriptive insight into the nature of unfolding life coupled with the essence of dream and the nature of the inward spirit. It fairly sings to me...well done, Gina.....Jerry
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/16/2011
Grandiose lies nature underfoot and surrounding life with a keen eye bent to its presence. Beautifully written.
Reviewed by Andy Turner 3/16/2011
A recluse hoping for release, is how I interpret this. Mayhap her dreams are her freedom?

Highly intelligent write as always.
Reviewed by Brandy McKeirney (Reader) 3/14/2011
I especially like, "her canopy weave - a dreamcatcher above the sleeping mull." When you rest at the foot of a tree and look up, the canopy does look like the center part of a dreamcatcher.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/14/2011
Lovely indeed..Hugss
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 3/13/2011
love all of this! some favs: "mossy understory" "tales inside the skin"

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/13/2011
This is totally intoxicating, Gianetta! The diction alone is like an opiate, a beautiful draught of some poetic elixir that both stimulates and soothes. I love how you start with a concrete image, but end with the essence, the spirit within which is perhaps like a hibernating animal - secret, warm and mysterious. That final word, "mull" is a masterpiece: so strong yet romantic. Beautiful title too... Ah yes, Gina is back and what a homecoming! Great to see you here again! :)) xx
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/13/2011
I absolutely love this as I do all of your poetry. She seems to be on the outskirts of herself, Keeping herself shut down inside somehow.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/12/2011
Stunning Gina with truly captivating lines and images painted for the readrs eyes
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 3/12/2011
Gina, I like the way your mind wraps around this
haunting stand in the mist. Love the ess sound in
"tales inside the skin of weathered bodies." You're
writing today with such depth and confidence. -gene.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/12/2011
she is mysterious and beautiful!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/12/2011
Dreamy, ethereal and mystical, Gina,
an enchanted mood and a special way of seeing,
a poet's vision.

Reviewed by J.A. Aarntzen 3/12/2011
I have several trees on my property where vines are snaking their way up through the branches. I have always found that there is something deeply mystical about the gnarly and the tangled. It is as if they beckon to an age long gone - a pagan age that has become lost to us. Your poem has grabbed onto this feeling and it has painted it with a description that melds composition to decomposition and chills and thrills the heart. Once again I am so glad that you are posting again Gina.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/11/2011
Pure and beautiful and it flows with such distinction...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/11/2011
I am enchanted by this poem; I delve into the symbol and possibility of meanings. Thank you for sharing, Gianetta. Love and best wishes to you,

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