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Wood and Nails

After planking some wood,
I carried it across the yard,
two boards at a time upon my shoulders.

When I finished erecting the stack of wood,
she offered a refreshing sip from her cup
and nailed me harder than Jesus had been.

(the irony of the wood and nails didn't escape me)

I figure this to be a great tradition to uphold 
during the Easter holidays:

the wood and nails,
the resurr.erection,
riding a divine ascension into heaven
upon her thighs.

And on the third day
he rose again 

and again.


*This is referring to the hybridization of Easter as decreed by Constantine,
and the pre-existing Ishtar celebration of sex and fertility.
Ishtar is the root-origin of the word: Easter.

If you were to ask me, I'd say that Constantine attempted ruining a good thing.
It is one of my many life goals to help resurrect feel-good Pagan celebrations such 
as the Ishtar Spring Festivities.

If one has a willing lover, this celebration is easy to partake in,
and can be most pleasurable: simply plank some wood and start nailing.
A sustained rhythm is highly advisable when engaging in a good session of nailing. 

Happy Ishtar/Easter Holy Days!


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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 5:27:00 PM
    LOL how about the May Pole!! Loved the whole concept, tongue in cheek par excellence! [are there any special non-Christian winter holidays, solstice I guess?] Happy Holy Days Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:09:00 AM
    Man, that was a treat...I'll have to celebrate Easter in this way next year!

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Oh dear CHRIS! This caught me by surprise! I agree with the comments below-word play was great, nailed it. ;) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 1:11:00 PM
    Wow! Only you could pull this off, Chris! I love the word play. Very clever - and educational too haha :) Thank you for your comment on "Fireflies." I really appreciate the positive feedback from a poet I truly admire!

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 3:18:00 AM wake up and read this poem...speechless!! Your work is magnificent!!

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Mmm...that was fun! Come, let's do it again!!!! :P (I love you...)

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 6:31:00 PM
    Both! : D

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 4:34:00 AM
    Chris me a warrior for God, i fight for truth and justice...seeking to share His love with all life i encounter...your love for your mate, well described above, shows your devotion to life....cheers, my friend! jimbo

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 12:43:00 AM
    ... and freeze! Why you think I prefer to write free verse? : D

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 8:18:00 PM
    "simply plank some wood and start nailing." !!! Waaaa hahahhahahahha! ... and again ... and again ... like the Easter Bunny! Irreverently clever! Happy Easter, Chris! : ) (the traditional one!)

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 6:05:00 AM
    Lol. Very creative as usual. Shaz

    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman
    Date: 3/30/2013 6:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Although somehow reading the title in the new poems list, seeing your name, somehow i knew that it might be loaded with a hint of raunchy lol
  1. Date: 3/30/2013 1:47:00 AM
    a reminder..a time of reflecting and remembering about the origins of my beliefs.Myths and choc bunnies are an extra token for me to binge on chocolate and read an above sensual but significant poem as yours. Buona Pasqua Chris..and I love your name ..It reflects a lot the smart talented poet in my favs...Charmaine

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 3/30/2013 1:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    by the way thanks for.pointing the my haiku..I wanted to write.fading and wrote fainting.That would definitely change d aspect..tnks..Cheers
  1. Date: 3/30/2013 1:25:00 AM
    I love coming to your poetry..its as controversial to my beliefs as easter is to the resurruction of Christ..and as controversial as Jesus was in his days..But with controversy comes truth and there is so much truth in this well written poem and the Ishtar goddess myth.The word easter carries so much pagsnism when one find its original meaning..though for me its just a name ..I call it Pasqua..pass over ..but again its just a name..the importance goes beyond the name..For me easter is...cont

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:55:00 PM
    Sweetie, you have GOT to be BONKERS! Oh well, you know I love ya! I guess you really nailed her! :) hugs, catie :)