Terrestrial

Her eyes shine blue, but grey in storm
Movements of a dancer
Curves, ebbing, flowing, crashing together
Ocean waves as flesh

Sweet flowing nectar, giving life
Ruby jewels parting, shining, enticing
Perfect blinding distractions

There’s a deeper truth, always going deeper
Seeing right through to
Leviathan just beneath the surface
Eddies swirl

A flash of the surface glare blinding
Pure light, so shade your eyes
Oh! A star pulses
Cold fire burning from within
Shining with out

Her eyes a deer frozen, afraid
Containing a gentleness
But going deeper to her core
A cage with rusted locks

Inside, buried, love cries
But freedom crooks her finger
Offering a chance, a choice
To be whole and running free
To become much more than cold echoes

But a flaming light
Warmth found in words
The lock crushed and bars broken
Fleeing, her deer-feet kick
Heart thumping
Trees and meadows rushing by

The sun is in her flowing hair, beautiful
Now nature made flesh and beaming
Truth exposed

It’s enough to make men weep in awe
As if nothing was ever beautiful before her
Like a phoenix rising
Blinding and brilliant yet
Deadly to the heart of her chosen

Nothing will ever be the same


©️tara caribou – 2018

Read more about this earthy woman, if she actually exists, over on Caribou Crossings.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. bluerooster says:

    “Make men weep in awe…” I think I just did…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. tara caribou says:

      Ahhh you’re too kind, Wayne.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I like the reference to us being nothing more than a cold echo. That’s a great line.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. tara caribou says:

      Thank you. I felt it was one of the more important aspects myself, tucked away in there.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. This is amazing work, Tara. I felt it deeply.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. tara caribou says:

      Oh! I’m glad you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

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