Thursday, January 8, 2009

cartwheels

barefoot in the grass
I tumble light
heavy temper

left hand right humor
three-tiered trick-kite
between my ears

I am upside down
flipping painful
spirit right side up again

wander from the floating
herd
clothed in light
slip back in

quick humor
a heavy cloud
low and dark

a graceless goddess
tone turning topsy turvy
helium light

my voice changes key
and I'm only as good
as my last mood

7 comments:

Julie said...

Holly, this is awesome! Dang...I can relate to the cartwheels, especially right now. Your last lines are dead on perfect. I also love

"wander from the floating
herd
clothed in light
slip back in"

I love your rhythm and what you're doing with the lines throughout the entire piece.

I hope you had a great visit with your family. Your Christmas letter is excellent. I should write one of those for next year:) Beautiful work, sis.

holly said...

thanks Julie...I have been a little emotional lately too...hehe
I'm thinking about you...
the honest Christmas letter may become a yearly thing! I should do an anthology of them...get people to send them in

christine said...

What a whimsical poem. Up and down, all around, I here you. Your poem is one I could eat and make my own. I feel it.

holly said...

Thank you Christine...

Noah the Great said...

I just read the last few months of work I've been neglecting from other life occurrences.

Excellent work. I hope your manuscript turns out wonderful; you have a lot of really good work, so I couldn't see otherwise.

holly said...

Good to see you back, Noah. I am stopping by right now!

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