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  Goddess on the Rooftop
by Nordette Adams
Monday, October 12, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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a poem written while listening

Goddess on the Rooftop

By Nordette Adams

Dreamers write poems:

a sliver of soul

a pretense of love or

a real thing.

The real thing slips away like

an orgasm or

it's long like New Orleans summer,

steady like hands of a gifted healer.

A gifted healer walks with

extended hands gathering,

a siphon hanging from the loop of her pants to suck out decay,

a cup to pour salt away from the wounded.

The wounded look like us.

(c) copyright 2009

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Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 6/16/2014
Just became aware of u and your work. Great. Will read more.
Reviewed by Carol Phelan Aebby 6/7/2013
This is lovely. It reminded me of a piece of beautifully crafted embroidery.

Wishing you creativity and bliss,

With respect and smiles,

Carol Phelan Aebby
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 4/30/2012
Now I know I've stumbled across a first class poet.This makes me happy
Reviewed by Axilea MU 10/9/2010
Wonderful poem, just discovered it! The way you chose to write this reminded me of life's links, choices, dilemmas, causes, effects... A very original and startling point of view comes to life in just a few lines. The end and the title are both perfect.

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 11/1/2009
<3 B r e a t h t a k i n g ~~! <3 --PS: re your bio, "wear good shoes" nails it! You're the best!! xOx 'Pea' xOx
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 10/16/2009
symbols pulled from deep before last generations....the best ones too me
Reviewed by jude forese 10/16/2009
strange, how the wounded can heal ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/16/2009
You words give the reader chills in a good way; the heart misses a beat. Love and best wishes to you, Nordette.

Reviewed by Lori Moore 10/13/2009
Excellent write, Nordette.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/13/2009
Love the matrix you cast for us here, Nordette, not only with the linkage between stanzas but also with the cross-referencing of ideas, such that they are perhaps duplicitous in the way our mind receives them: a real thing/THE real thing; real thing/orgasm transient or long and steady. I particularly love the way you play with images of the healer: her siphon could be to suck distress from her "patients" or indicative that she herself is desperate to be rid of decay. Even the salt image is dual: salt is beneficial to cleanse and heal the wounded; or it could be a figure to represent the "pouring away of tears". "On the rooftop" makes me think of James Taylor and his star-gazing, or Elton John and his focussed introspection. But I like the way this Goddess has very atuned ears to all that is going on upstairs and downstairs, witnessing the dynamics of the whole house. Some astute observations written in quite a maxim-form encapsulating much of the human condition within its brief and colourful synopsis. I'm still envious of your ruby-red stiletos, literary-wise; I've yet to make it out of comfy, old flip-flops! :)) xx
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/13/2009
Wonderful write, Nordette; very nice!~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/13/2009
You capture poetry, and it is us - beautiful, Nordette.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Amma Poet 10/13/2009
Unique and Captivating.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/13/2009
I feel a direct connection to this poem. I too am a healer and a poetess. You are very talented and I love reading your work. Your last few lines really hit a chord inside of me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words.
Much peace, love, and light to you dear poetess,
Amber "V" Namaste
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/13/2009
Excellent. Like the format you used. Simple. Direct. Poets and dreamers! Poets and realism, two peas in a pod.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 10/12/2009
Word tag, the last two words become the theme of the next stanza. Clever, pretty ears the Goddess on the Rooftop has...she's listened well to write poetry like this...poetry that keeps the world in rightful balance,'s always good to read your work, you write of such identifiable characters...

Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 10/12/2009
depths of all potentials
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