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Stained Glass Window

My stained glass image
was a ripe peach 
with spilt Zinfandel
like electric rubies
pooling around a gentle ray.
It was a colour hungering
to weave spirit out of light,
so that all my prism  
touched felt nothing
but the energy of day.

Then there was Love,
A star brighter than the sun,
halting Sol Invictus 
and his fiery chariot
before Aphrodite’s temerity.
But Love’s luminosity burned 
a fearful depth of heat
until all my eyes witnessed 
was overexposed film 
begging for clarity.

My stained glass design 
mixed metallic salts
fortified at melting point,
colour forever permanent
to mark my very being. 
You dipped your brush 
on a pallet of your vision
and Trust let you paint over
my very soul, 
creamy light forever fleeing.

Your paint, by the very nature
of it belonging to you,
curator of my love,
fused to my glass
as if cooked in a kiln of fire.
Never could I have believed
you to devise a colour
so terrible and diseased 
that sickness would filter
where light used to transpire.

Stained glass window,
more true the words appear,
But where others fear
I can shatter my own
glass or heart or soul
and clean the tarnish 
by leaving out every piece 
you painted with twisted stroke
and amass myself together
until the colour of my light is whole.  

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  1. Date: 3/9/2011 5:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Krystal. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 4:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Krystal. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 9:31:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your amazing poetry today Krystal. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 4:16:00 AM
    This is my kind of's just perfect! Your colourful use of metaphor is delightful and the meter is spot on..loved it :)

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 2:46:00 PM
    Very profound imagery with deep meaning, Krystal

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 2:25:00 PM
    pure delight with stunnung imagery and poetic wonder, krystal