Jan 4, 2006

Fierce in all her serenity
she surpasses all beauty
with a tulip in one hand
a machete in the other
she stands solid
ready to inhale you.

9 Comments:

Blogger brownfemipower said...

oh my gosh PQ, this is So amazing...would it be ok if I post it on my site (linking and crediting you of course)~~ not just on a post, but in a more permanet place like a side bar or something?

12:00 AM  
Blogger brownfemipower said...

or better yet, pq, can we use this for the new women of color carnival blog?

12:19 AM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

of course you can link it, use it in for the carnival blog, or whatever! :)
I felt totally inspired by all the diaolgue going on about the carnival blog that this piece just poured out!! I'm looking forward to us getting that started!!

1:16 AM  
Blogger Abdul-Halim V. said...

Salaams, yes, beautiful.

3:05 PM  
Blogger skyscraper said...

i love this poem. i like that in so many words it conveys so much beauty and power. this is what i consider real art.

p.s. it's funny, i love pomegranates too and i have this bizzare obsessive relationships with them. they're mystical to me. and they always remind me of my grandfather and make me smile. my baby calls me her "little pomegranate".

^1^

9:47 PM  
Blogger skyscraper said...

"so few words" i meant of course. my inattentiveness and hastiness will get me killed inadvertantly some time

12:04 AM  
Blogger Pomegranate Queen said...

hey girl,
i'm glad I checked some of my older posts because I got to see your comments!
"few words" is actually a GREAT thing for me to hear - I'm all about being concise, the point but not lose that intensity in the process. so i appreciate that comment.
it's all about pomegranates girl!!! yes indeed! :)

3:55 PM  
Blogger skyscraper said...

yeeaaaah,
i love your poetry (the several pieces that i've read so far) - i appreciate that it's so succinct and sensual. and thanks to your blog, i learned about Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and her amazing work. she fascinated me, all the more because i relate to her stories on very many levels. i wanna hear her in chicago in may at the Consensual Genocide presentation.
i linked you to me! yay!

1:04 AM  
Blogger Geronimo's Ghost said...

Wow. Really nice.

Fierce in all her serenity,
She surpasses all beauty....
She stands solid,
Ready to inhale you.

So breathe me in...

When I read your words, my mind snapped to the pictographs and petroglyphs at the base of a cliff in Buckhorn Wash, Utah. You can find them on the web (maybe here and here), but to really feel it you need to go there.

Lost civilizations; fierce, quiet, constant presence.

Perfect.

Thank you.

6:29 PM  

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