Saturday, 26 May 2012

Some of Her Parts ~ By Natascha Scrivener

Some Of Her Parts

Jennifer Schecter.
For you the words from a salted tongue
Used to pepper pages of precious thoughts
Your eyes a glacial picture of togetherness and sanity
But behind them rots the dream of oneself
An ingénue, a writer, a naive complicated saboteur,
A puzzle, a monster.

Jenny Schecter.
You are the demon that tempts me
A child immortalised behind the fictional façade of a tragic alter ego:
A girl washed up on the shores of a daydream
Fastened into place with a full stop.

At the end of your fingertips, the world is sublime
A place of freedom, pointilised reality and realist fiction
It is only when you look up
That the weather vane that points so accusingly in your direction
Takes on a much more sinister charm than before.

For you the fruit of my thoughts
Masquerading as something divine when you want to eat them
And something detestable when you don’t.
Whatever your intentions they will always be thoughts, dreams
The rattle of the train next to your own leaving the station
The flicker of something in an empty room.
The creak of something unexplained at night.
A monster.

You could never have the freedom of a bird,
With the weight of such stories upon your shoulders
Your human body shackles you to the ground
And now you will sit, forever weaving tales, perpetually waiting.
For the wind to lift you off of your feet

This beautiful poem is by the very talented Natascha Scrivener who I met on Twitter. This poem is from her anthology of the same name and is available to buy from Lulu, Amazon and Barnes & Noble under her maiden name of Natascha Tallowin. Here is the link to buy her amazing work on Amazon ~ 

This is the first of my features for the poets who in my opinion 'should be famous!' and Natascha is definitely one of them. Her poems are dreamlike and captivating, I love her use of language and words.

The artwork is another example of my Mum's talent. This one she classes as a 'doodle' but as someone said on her Facebook page 'that's a mighty fine doodle!'  Here is a link to her Facebook page ~ Julie Kennedy Art

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