Saturday, March 23, 2013

Oh, Maria Maria

            Oh Maria, Maria my starship has come
            The pantry is open and we’re missing a bun
            The kitchen is empty and the oven is on
            And I’m lifting these broken bones up to the sun

            Oh Maria, Maria I worship the ground
            I melt like a chocolate and swoon at the sound
            I crumple like paper with your foot coming down
            And losing your favor I howl like the hounds

            When you sent me that letter I was melting like glaciers
            I could hardly believe that the ice age was over
            When you sent me the other I became like a vapor
            I’m sure in the pictures I’m fainter and fainter

            Oh Maria, Maria I swear to the stars
            I won’t soon relinquish these beautiful scars
            It’s true I should look toward some fresh fertile sky
            But I just don’t want to let sleeping loves lie!


  1. Wow, so beautiful, dramatic and heart-felt, a great poem dear Elliot.
    xoxoxo ♡

  2. I admire those who write poetry! I need to practice writing it, for I am not very good. It's great to meet you - thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  3. Beautiful poem:), thank you by the way for dropping by and wonderful message on blog. I'm following you back:)

  4. Wow! What a powerful poem. I'm always awed by people who write good poetry because I totally suck at it....

  5. Maria must have really been a special person. What a beautiful poem

  6. Intriguing! This poem teases just enough to get us interested in the backstory. I don't know anyone who writes poetry any more.

  7. Gorgeous. Thank you for the visit & follow...have followed you back. Have a great day & I look forward to reading more poetry :)

  8. Nice post, great blog, following :)

    Good Luck :)

  9. I like the flow in this--well-executed meter and rhyme.