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Baba Voena

21:16 Jul 13 2010
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Bowed again to her toil,

Grandmother Gray

Forms expert holes

In the long-staunched earth.

She wears her red inside

Beneath a knotted scarf,

Behind a dusty apron

Worn away to threads.

She ties the red inside

Each morning when she wakes

From earth dreams

Of sown corpses

Which shore the blood sea

Flowing from mother land

To dritte reich,

Foundlings all

Of sorrow and shame.

A terrible, mighty sea,

The roaring surf,

The crashing voice,

A continent's tidal swell of pain

Crying out to be seen,

Crying out to be heard.

Grandmother Gray

Wears her red inside

Bowed over the prayer-soaked earth

Re-sowing expert holes

With tiny seeds of green,

Green dreams of tomorrow

When she may dance again

Shamelessly in a dress of red

Across a land of yawning joy.

COMMENTS

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birra
birra
01:03 Jul 14 2010

Brilliant. absolutely brilliant.



It made me think of my grandmother, how she would always do her gardening with a babushka on her head, and an apron covering her old, tattered clothing that should could patch again and again, so why throw them away?



The land where I would garden after she passed quickly stopped growing bountiful harvests like she used to get it to... I think that part of the Earth missed her footsteps and loving hands...





Joli
Joli
01:42 Jul 14 2010

That's gorgeous, birra. I like the thought of the earth missing her touch.





BLOODLIFE
BLOODLIFE
08:07 Jul 14 2010

So beautifully descriptive, hard not to get caught up in wild imaginings.

To describe Grandmother Gray from her 'expert holes', brilliant!








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