Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bauhaus Yule

Photo by Tess Kincaid

As fragile as hewed stained glass
Interrupted by slippery steps
This awning window fails to open
Changes painful yet evolving or retreating

Aureole composed of aventurine and amberina
Plate big servings of guilt and little else
Melancholia wrapped with handmade paper and silken ribbon
Framing all the honest sentiments
Impassable sentiments. 

Where the evergreen does not adorn
Decorations do not enchant me.
Nor do material articles.
It is the loss of fellowship
Rising like Adagio for strings
burying what hurts most
for the sake of others.

Altering my season
Peace, I crave peace
but not in your
Fragile Baptistery.


Jinksy said...

Then what can I say, but "Peace Be With You"?! LOL :)

Kristen Haskell said...

Thanks Jinksy I need a little laughter right about now. Merry Christmas!

senderupwords said...

I'm with Jinksy... Peace be unto you. Kristin I really appreciate your reads and comments. I've been having a rough go the last few weeks and they mean a lot to me.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Love and Light,


annell said...

Oh so wonderfully done! Very good! And well said!

Bee's Blog said...

"burying what hurts most
for the sake of others."

Beautifully said.

Seasons greetings

Helen said...

This is beautiful Kristen .. my favorite lines ~ 'decorations do not enchant me' and 'rising like adagio for strings' ....

Gabriela Abalo said...

Beautiful writing!

thanks for your continuous support

Merry Christmas!!


Lyn said...

A peaceful place decorations needed..all wished for you...
Very well done!!

cosmos cami said...

Rising like Adiago for strings?
Such effective, affective imagery. Loved that.
So much to enjoy in this piece.
Such an emotive holiday...

Jingle said...

Altering my season
Peace, I crave peace
but not in your
Fragile Baptistery...

best wishes, you deserve peace and love...
Merry Christmas!

Tess Kincaid said...

Powerful. "Big servings of guilt and little else" really struck a chord with me. And that last line nailed it home, coming from a former Baptist girl. Beautiful piece, Kristen. Merry Christmas to you and yours. xx

Myrna R. said...

This is powerful. It definitely hit home. When I saw the picture prompt I wondered if I could write to something that evoked such conflicting thoughts and memories for me. Now I don't have to. You've said it all. Thanks Kristen. This was beautifully expressed.

Brigid said...

Powerful poem, Kristen.
'Nollaig Shona' to you, in our Irish language means peaceful Christmas, which I think is much nicer than the 'happy' and 'merry', hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Glenn Buttkus said...

adventurine/amberina--I crave peace/
powerful stuff, detached with that poet's
eye, that philosopher's guile, yet bang
on, raw, tattered, pieces of straw sticking
out all over, not enthralled with piety
yet believing in brotherhood and'
fellowship; my kind of poetics.
Fine job.

Mary said...

That's a beautiful expression of some powerful feelings. I wish you 'peace that passeth all understanding.'

rel said...

If nothing else, Christmas puts us in touch with our heartfelt emotions.
rel said...

There are some really beautiful lines in this piece. It's a sad and haunting piece, but beautifully written

signed...bkm said...

A powerful write filled with truthful feelings...may you have a peaceful and blessed season...bkm

Tumblewords: said...

Exquisitely posed.

Suz said...

seeking peace is a peace in itself
wonderfully expressed emotions
and I add for you ..may you have
a peaceful Christmas

Carrie Burtt said...

Kristen this is beautiful....a reflection of your heart...i wish you a Christmas of peace, hope, and love! :-)

Nanka said...

Well thought and written. Made an interesting read. Good Wishes to you now and in the New Year too!!