The Sunday Poem: Gina Marselle... Neptune

"Where the hell are all the stars?" asks our mountain.  Sometimes the landscape has all the answers, sometimes not.  But that is where we look..

 

Gina Marselle teaches English and reads her poetry at local coffee shops and art galleries.  Earlier this summer she was featured at Church of Beethoven. Gina hosts a monthly online blog radio show called “The Grainy Notes of Poetry” in collaboration with Rafael Francisco Jose Alvarado.

 

Neptune

 

my teeth are broken
the moon cries with me
her heart murmurs
cries from loneliness
waterfalls laughter
inside shadows
buries feelings
behind parched lips
 
in the distance
a massive lone mountain
paces between empty mesas
bellows,
where the hell are all the stars?
sits by the ice river
bleeds scarlet earth ballads
composed in minor notes
played a thousand myths ago
by a haunted rosewood cello
resurrecting Vivaldi’s Op. 8.
 
in giant steps
time is left
inside a dinosaur path
leading away from Santa Fe
straight south
into open space
 
I follow allusions
tie illusions with a satin bow
and arrow into graveyards
break bones
dig marrow out
play martyr one more time
stainedsufferingblind (suicide)
 
speeding cars pass
energy is a maze
like  red poppies
in a black & white photograph
chaos inside a beating heart
echoes life
(echoes life)
--Gina Marselle
Poetry submissions are welcome.  Email theditchrider@gmail.com.

 

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Comment by Gina M on November 28, 2011 at 9:34am

Thank you so much for posting my poem. It means so much. Thank you also for liking the abstractness of this poem. What a beautiful comment Aaron, thank you. 

Comment by Ben Moffett on November 28, 2011 at 1:46pm

Very nice, Gina. As a rookie to poetic comment, I struggle, so I waited for someone with Aaron's insights to speak first and clarify for me, as I was missing the big picture. I loved the individual verses, particularly the dinosaur path, which is so familiar to me. I believe it can stand alone for the thought(s) in provokes on deep time and space.  

Comment by Dee Cohen on November 28, 2011 at 3:34pm

Hi Gina, Thank you for this poem, which feels to have many mythic overtones. Or perhaps it can be viewed as a personal allegory, a struggle for self understanding. I love all the natural elements in the poem. Best, Dee

Comment by Margaret Randall on November 28, 2011 at 6:00pm

I love the mountain pacing between the mesas... Thanks for this poem. And the photograph is great as well!

Comment by Yasmeen Najmi on November 28, 2011 at 9:40pm

love it!

Comment by Gina M on November 28, 2011 at 11:47pm

Thank you! An honor to have such lovely comments. I feel encouraged. Blessings! 

 

 

 

Comment by Merimee Moffitt on January 15, 2012 at 6:22pm

Gina Bobina, I love this--sassy strong and contemplative all at once.  the scarlett ballads bled by earth---very nice--lots of grounding and life-giving energy here  xoxox mm

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