Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Understanding Each Other...

"You're too wild,
woman."
"You don't drink
raw whickey,
but when moon hangs
angled
you drink from
the tilted golden cup,
and
when salmon season
returns
you stand among
river willow shadow
humming,
all the time believing
fish understand
why you are there."

So he left me
to marry one
whose dreams
are laced in perfume
and dishwasher suds.

-By Linda Noel,
Concow Maidu

2 comments:

Kilimanjaro: High and Lo said...

I LOVE THIS! I copied it to my page and placed a link to your page. The imagery conveyed simply through words continue to arrests me.

kameelah said...

yep. i am up and stealing this :) thanks so much!