Monday, November 14, 2005

Tattoo

Inked
in flesh

tones
red and magenta
beneath
her sombrero,

precursor
to a siesta;

pulsating;

hat dance

to
the eventual
closing

of eyes

that
have never
slept.

6 Comments:

Blogger Patry Francis said...

The ending startles--which is good.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Lhombre said...

Thanks for the comment patry. Yes, it startled me too when I finished it that way. Like all the poems I write they unfold on their own. It was good for me to try and understand was was going on in my life at the time.

I have a number of new poems as well as older ones that I hope to repost as time goes by. Perhaps you will find time to comment again.

I will make sure I get over to your post as well. Thanks again for showing an interest.

9:53 AM  
Blogger rdl said...

it is startling and with finality.
I like it. will be back when i have time to read more.

4:28 AM  
Blogger Lhombre said...

Thank you rdl for the comment. I hope to repost a number of poems that I lost when I accidently erased my blog a number of months ago. I do hope you will look in. I look forward seeing your blog up as well.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I like the simplicity of the images here, which makes them more striking. I do wonder, though, on what it's felt like, to carry her on your arm all these years...

8:45 AM  
Blogger Lhombre said...

Brenda: I recently had a wonderful conversation with my amigo Richard about my tattoo. We talked about the way each of us see tattoos as possible symbols. As usual we have different ideas about that. But even so, because of the conversation and your question as to what it has felt like to carry her on my arm all these years, I am prompted to recognize once again how different it is each time I look at her.

There are so many different emotions that have elicited from decision to have it done. First of all it was at such an early age that it always reminds me of the freedom I took to acknowledge my independence. Without getting into how that has played itself out over the years, let me be brief and say that having her on my arm has been one of the most liberating experiences I have had. It is something I will always be glad that I chose to do.

As I hinted at in an earlier post, she brings a lot of separate moments back to life. But at the same time I am very cautious as to how I understand the past in that regard. She has been a gem!

In fact, I plan to get another one pretty soon. It will be LUZ! I still need to design it. But I hope to carry that one to my spiritual resting place along with "The Lady Who Never Sleeps."

Thanks for you comment and question Brenda. You are very supportive and you always make me think.
Take care.

9:15 AM  

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