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The Feral Child

Sisku found men-scratching a trapper's bin,
Cornered steaming like a fresh kill,
Breathing ice hostile fevered,
Eyes burning-she rocked for a year defiled,
Drilling a hole in the grey walled institute.

Buried in the cool folded tunnel of her arms,
A ghost made delicate with flesh shivering,
Rabbit pulled her feet through spiked grasses,
Tasting the dull shadows that stained the wind,
Whipping at wild things round the choked bulb.

Numbness clawed at bleached cheeks,
Trembling flat against the doors greedy air,
Tearing till it gaped like an eye flapping,
Tearing at the grey skins-who listened? Silence,
Only hovering dark whispered with a dry voice.

Pale echoes stirred the iron cold mountains,
Melting with the shadows she wore the dark,
Water woods sighed and swallowed the wind,
Her chiselled flesh gripped the bowl of a lake,
Bursting the moon and scattering stars.

Floating on softly through black emptiness,

Washing her dreams in the water locked skies,
Embraced by the limbs of lulling water,
She stared out beyond the empty world,
White hair flowering in the broken moon.

10 Comments:

Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

This is the second time I have read this in the last 24 hours. The texture of this poem is extremely rich. You not only observe sights but you wrap them so profundly in their meaning that we are left speechless! The view is of a world not seen by others. You open the door and we step in. We are somewhere never seen before and we stand there trembling, in awe! I loved this! It is rich beyond anything which can be anticipated.

1:54 AM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

Back for another read; wow, really enjoying this poem!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hi Russel, wow I don't know what to say, only that your comment has given me great pleasure. Thank-you

5:58 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

i cannot begin to express how impressed i am with this exceptional poem. words truly fail me. i love it. utterly brilliant.

9:32 AM  
Blogger gulnaz said...

wow you write so well!
glad you came across my blog, gave me a chance to read your poems.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Roger Stevens said...

Great poem. I've been catching up. I like the last one very much too.

Glad to see that you're building up quite a blog community. And interesting to see the same names as we glide around from blog to blog.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

i like your work and so i'm linking you. i hope you don't mind. i like verses only i'm not gifted on that area. i only get a dose of poems via Roger Stevens.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

That's absolutly fine amie,by the way how do you link to people? Another deficency in my blogging.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hi Roger, thank-you, it's nice really that you can talk to people you would otherwise never have met and share in each others work.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hi CJ, words fail me too, your kindness is much apreciated

5:50 PM  

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