Monday, June 13, 2011

Of Rainbows and Magpies



Beneath the Rainbow

A poem by
Lemuel Crouse


Spiraling inward, ever inward
Withdrawing slowly from the light;
Bright splashes of color disguise
My soul's putrid, moldering flesh.

Is this a tomb in which I hide,
Or can I abide awhile within
And begin again to heal,
Until, well, I reemerge?

I long to feel the surge of tide,
Mother Ocean's lapping waves,
Cleansing, calming, eternal balm,
Warming, loving, sustaining womb.

But can I overcome the urge to stay
In darkness, tucked away from eyes
Which, in light, might spy the awful truth
Of what lies beneath the rainbow?


A Magpie Tale.  To read more, click here.

13 comments:

The Bug said...

That's the problem, isn't it - when we know that what lies beneath isn't pretty. I still say we go to the beach next year & let it all hang out!

Jingle said...

whats remarkable about our experiences is the lesson learnt or memories retold in literature.

love your magpie.

Kristen Haskell said...

I say to heck with the ideal, don't hide wear your life with pride!

Reflections said...

But what awful truths could such beauty entomb, afterall....

Sioux said...

The last line is beautiful.

Lena said...

Oh, my! This one really moved me. I kind of know the feeling.....

Tess Kincaid said...

I'm feeling a touch of the divine feminine in this one, Dr. L. Nice.

altar ego said...

This is a blessing (the poem), and I pray it blesses you. Hugs.

Other Mary said...

Hey, I think this is my first visit here. You have a clever way with words, really like all the internal rhyme. But it's not just clever, is it? You're sayig something important here. Kudos.

Other Mary said...

Hey, I think this is my first visit here. You have a clever way with words, really like all the internal rhyme. But it's not just clever, is it? You're sayig something important here. Kudos.

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderfully reflective.

mindlovemisery said...

Oh this is truly beautiful I must be masochist because I like digging around in the vulnerable corners of my mind lol

Jingle said...

bravery is cool.
blessings.

lovely tale.