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Magnolia Song

(for The Beloved and in honor of Arthur Rimbaud)
… the magnolias are far away – still, I sing, begging them for bridges to brood with stanzas of butterflies in the suffocation around and heat mocking the sea where once we walked the shore beneath the cruel commas of hawks showering seraphimic curses, pink roses upon storms flung upward from spotted, inverted baskets, northern Iranian mountains aching praying wandering the cavern between the olive-minuet of your eyes and mine absconding their color from above and knitted by anguished waves stumbling, floundering into lunar mercury, the slant of scouring rain throwing blue into our faces in cadences dribbling from lemons and leaves of tea, strong with riots of black peppers hurting our tongues along the central street of our knowing, speaking silence without riddles yet wrapped about our shoulders with brazen mysteries hovering above the staring magnolias which now have crowded in... … though I still sing and always will... … of you...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 8/2/2011 3:53:00 PM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest again Wrulf. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/31/2011 3:20:00 PM
Such incredible free verse. Congrats on your HM in the Poetrysoup November competition. An Honor indeed. Elaine
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Date: 3/30/2011 6:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest Wrulf. I enjoyed reading your poem again this morning. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/29/2011 7:28:00 PM
Beautiful writing and congratulations on your big win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 3/28/2011 3:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Wrulf
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Date: 3/28/2011 5:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Wrulf. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/9/2011 11:01:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Wrulf. Love Carol
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Date: 1/13/2011 9:50:00 AM
Congratulations on your featured poem this week Wrulf. May you have many more. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/12/2011 7:14:00 PM
Good use of imagery. Artistic presentatioin. Congratulations of having your poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 1/12/2011 6:38:00 AM
Just fantastic! I love free verse and you sure did a bang up job of it! a 7 & a fav! Light & Love
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Date: 8/4/2010 8:34:00 PM
Welcome~and a beautiful piece indeed~~Very nice~Rick
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Date: 8/3/2010 5:18:00 PM
Wow excellent poem. Welcome to the soup
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Date: 8/3/2010 8:25:00 AM
Welcome to Poetry Soup.. a wonderful creative write.. u should enter in one of the contests featured on the contest page.. with luv..
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Date: 8/3/2010 5:22:00 AM
I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Wrulf Gunkl. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol
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