Saturday, September 21, 2013

S is for Salve + for a Society of Swans

inspired by the A-Z Blogging Challenge i started to revisit my published works... today is S. S like sun, slice, start, sin, soul, seed, sad, spell, Saturday.... and s like salve and swans:

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Salve, Constantia



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Society of Swans

She had drifted 
           into this place before, 
many times, her head ducked low, 
           her thoughts surrounded 
by a spiral of options 
           they bestowed her, 
drew her into their ring
           then left her 
           forlorn
           like a new species
raised by the world
           in this bed of feathers, 
eyes covered
           by a folding so warm 
           & blind

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S-Notes

Salve, Constantia is the photo of a mural in South Germany. It was first published in qarrtsiluni's "New Classics" issue, and is still online: Salve, Constantia.

Society of Swans  was first published in YB poetry, and received a Pushcart nomination. Here's the origianl page: Society of Swans, and here's the author note that is ncluded in  the YB blog

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A to Z
this A-Z walk through the archives started here: A to Z Blogging Challenge upcoming, the collected entries are online as life as a journey from A to Z

...and 3 extra links: AtoZchallenge tagboard & AtoZchallenge / twitter & a list of all s-words

1 comment:

Chris said...

When I saw "salve" I thought of salvia and a type of ointment, but didn't know it was also a traditional Roman greeting. So interesting to learn the meanings of words. When I read that on the original post at Qarrtsiluni, it caused my mind to wander to the Austrian greeting "servus" which comes from the Latin servus meaning slave...an anagram of salve.
Lovely and melancholy swan poem!