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Thursday’s Poetry for Brighid

While I am away, I am sharing some of the poetry for Brighid that was posted this week in Her honor. Drink deep from this beauty and fill the wells of your inspiration.

HEART TO HEART
by Rita Dove

It’s neither red
nor sweet.

It doesn’t melt

or turn over,

break or harden,

so it can’t feel

pain,

yearning,

regret.

It doesn’t have
a tip to spin on,

it isn’t even

shapely–

just a thick clutch

of muscle,

lopsided,

mute. Still,

I feel it inside

its cage sounding

its dull tattoo:

I want, I want–

but I can’t open it:
there’s no key.

I can’t wear it

on my sleeve,

or tell you from

the bottom of it

how I feel. Here,

it’s all yours now–

but you’ll have

to take me,

too.

This year’s contribution from Reya Mellicker, who started the annual Brigid in the Blogosphere Poetry Slam.

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  • February 5, 2009, 9:25 am Cyndee Greene

    This is beautiful!