Black Poetry : standing in her section 8 kitchen

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  1. romusthepoet

    romusthepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    standing in her section 8 kitchen
    (30 second mosaic poem)
    by romus simpson


    god is in love watching her
    standing in her section 8 kitchen
    first earth hips
    he remembers & thumbs a sea of clouds
    windows agasp where the sea curtains chant
    exhaling the morning breadwork aria
    god's memory is rain
    hills rise & green in his belly like laughter
    luminous warm eye of morning laughter
    rinsing clear in the river eddy

    god changes the trees from arabic to english
    rotates morning in his awesome eye
    bathing in a gift of fruit & aqua tile
    he forgets who he is
    fantasy wide as an august of clear midnights
    sends him spinning around the universe in joy

    she is tall with soft heels he sees
    tall enough to kiss his chest if he willed it
    elbows at work polishing the morning drift
    her dress is the early tide
    god made her while watching the sea come & go
    mother sister lover wife
    extract of mahogany
    island of beautiful silences
    eloquent austere hymn

    the country pours itself over god's mother eye
    he prepares the day linen for each poor preacher
    each white shirt she hung on each clothesline
    a flag of surrender to the million mile morning sky

    & the sky from god a day hung dawning
    lean woman fresh in his dawn moves pots like
    small ships stirring work in the bay
    he watches her make her way
    sits in her kitchen now dreaming
    one window frames jamaica
    the other extending to africa
    a prayer & apples for haiti
    a bird dances 300 quick steps
    god laughs & becomes the bird
    in his folly
    struggles with a small rock
    syncopates his small body then shrills away

    sound blooms
    comes from a country of night to this beautiful bright place
    things have begun
    in mali marketplaces have been negotiating for hours
    international airspace and yams
    fish and foreign policy
    tankers full of shoes in the pacific current
    a ugandan insurance man shines against the bank windows

    & you are god
    in the ovation of the rising continent
    love this woman for whoever she is to you
    even if she is an equatorial dream
    a song under a sketch of african trees
    the first beautiful woman you saw in grenada
    a mother you never had
    a neighbor who lived beside you for only a brief time
    or part lust naked beneath her morning clothes
    hide your hope in her locks under her headwrap
    coax the first conversation from her unclear throat
    when she is done with things that must be done
    cleaning the indefinite face of morning
    say something
    turn her face to you
    now now woman
    woman woman
    woman
    woman
    how are u?
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    romusthepoet

    :wave: :wave: WELCOME :wave: :wave:

    Welcome Mr. Simpson! Such a rare & raw talent you have to put on display here! I simply enjoyed reading & re-reading each line of awesome imagination & wordplay!

    Well done poet!!

    Hope you enjoy this poetry room, and sure look forward to reading more of this "morning glory" you present!!

    One :heart:

    N2
     
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    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Welcome ~ Wlecome ~ Welcome

    RomusThePoet, I am so very honored to have you here. Thankful this day for you and this peace as I stand in my section 8 kitchen.

    You do know that you are amongst friends and family, right? So I don't have to say make yourself at home ... but just in case you don't know ... please make yourself at home :)

    *koolaid in her section 8 fridge*
     
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    well well well welcome poet

    welcome to da playground of destee's place
    face off anyway ya poetic flow let u and put
    on a poetic showmy brutha welcomeeeeeee!!!!
    :toast: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :lol:
    sho nuff happy ya here......what away to lay dis piece
    down flow head on
     
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    romus simpson

    I heard this being spoken....
    wisdom/instruction from the Divine...from the sacred scroll of the infinite.. to the finite.... admonition for man....to admire, to respect, and to cherish... woman...

    Awesome, the trembling this has caused within me!

    thank you

    a
     
  6. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey

    welcome to the house and what a way to come on in. Enjoy your time here and keep kissin my mental like that.



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