her.

Alabaster the dissociated
Moon; a blood-hunt of my dreams,
death the psychosis, torment the arbitrary
mind, I dreamed of the topples of
thunderbirds, medusa-ing

mouths of darkness, and final
hairs of serpents to planetary
shivers; and celestial death
of the stars, they translate
the whiteness of hills,
goat-herding anesthesia
in the sand-cratered moons
within the dusty womb of Mars
left me my child-self
and I was her. 


Written for the dVerse prompt: “So find a few creative nouns (or use some of the examples I have given) and weave a poem around them. Some nouns are already established as a verb. For example, you may describe a narrow road snaking along the valley floor…”

I was also inspired by The Handler by Muse. 


  51 comments for “her.

  1. August 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Lucy, yesss, I like this. Really out of this world!

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    • August 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      Aww, thank you so much Rob! ❤ ❤

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  2. August 27, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Oh this is wonderful… the medusa reference is great with the snaking hair… All the scary souls that fill the voids leaving the rest of pushed into the dust….

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    • August 27, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you! Yeah, I had Medusa on my mind for a couple of days now and your prompt got me to use it finally! I thank you for that greatly, along with your feedback. ❤ ❤

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  3. August 27, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Love it! So creative, Lucy! 🙌

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    • August 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that, Katy. Thank you so much for your feedback and kindness! ❤

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  4. August 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Haven’t listened to Muse in a while – thanks for reminding me to do so, Lucy. I love ‘Alabaster the dissociated Moon’ so much! And the labial ‘medusa-ing mouths’ is mmm. My favourite lines are:
    ‘goat-herding anesthesia
    in the sand-cratered moons’.

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    • August 27, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      Hahaha! Anytime, Kim. I just started listening to them recently, especially after a friend recommended them to me… three years ago. Lol.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this piece. Thank you so much for reading and for your feedback, as always. You are very kind. ❤

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  5. August 27, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Wonderful! (…and no personal comments in your words afterwards – HURRAH!) I love the reference to Medusa and most especially the imagery that these words produce:
    “the whiteness of hills,
    goat-herding anesthesia
    in the sand-cratered moons
    within the dusty womb of Mars”
    Well done, Lucy! 🙂

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    • August 27, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much. 😀 And, see? I took your advice to heart!

      I’m very happy you enjoyed this piece and the references I put in there. As always, I thank you for your kindness and support. It means a lot to me. ❤ ❤

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  6. August 27, 2020 at 3:57 pm
    • August 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Aww, thank you. ❤ ❤

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  7. August 27, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I love the simplicity of that ending, after the complexity of what goes before. It’s a great contrast.

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    • August 27, 2020 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you so much!

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  8. Glenn A. Buttkus
    August 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    I liked “I dream of the topples of thunderbirds.” Your work is “out-of-this-world”, ethereal, spiritual, earth mother meets sorceress, thoughts that are “out there”. I dig it.

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    • August 27, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you so, so much!

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  9. August 27, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    fascinating imagery and love your use of words … this one fed your ‘style’!

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  10. Beverly Crawford
    August 27, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Ah, Lucy, reading your poetry leaves me so cerebralled!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 27, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that. ❤ Thank you for reading.

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  11. The File Pile
    August 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Stunning! So vivid and intense

    Liked by 1 person

  12. August 27, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    What a dream!

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  13. August 27, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    A mystical space traveller discovers her inner self….

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      That is pretty much it in its essence, more or less. Thank you for reading my piece. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  14. August 27, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    I love the dramatic flair of the ending lines. I also adore this verbing part:

    medusa-ing
    mouths of darkness, and final
    hair of serpents to planetary
    shivers

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 27, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much, Grace. 😀

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  15. August 27, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I see the verbs weaponized and used as SHE sees fit. Love it!

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  16. August 27, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Great piece! I was looking over the title alone for a bit of time enjoying the implications such as the non capitalized first letter and the matter-of-fact punctuation.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 27, 2020 at 9:35 pm

      Aww, thank you so much. ❤ ❤ I always like to provide those implications in different ways.

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  17. Carboniferous Fern
    August 27, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    I love how you renew your recurring motifs in each poem, like the moon, bones and night. Each piece breathes new life into them ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 27, 2020 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you so much. I am quite fond of those motifs as imagery in my poems and I always like to add new things into them. I’m so glad you enjoy my poetry. That makes me thrilled to hear this. Thank you, again. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  18. August 27, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Your really said a mouthful on this one Lucy. I loved the goat-herded anesthesia in the sand-cratered moons… This is like reading a sci-fi novel!!
    Dwight

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    • August 27, 2020 at 11:20 pm

      Oh, thank you very much Dwight! I admit I love the sci-fi genre, but I’ve yet to write a poem with pure sci-fi themes.

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 27, 2020 at 11:58 pm

        You are welcome … we will look forward to one in the future!

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  19. August 27, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    So creative and loved the imagery.

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  20. August 27, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    I am already such a big fan🖤

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 27, 2020 at 11:22 pm

      Oh, wow, I thank you greatly, Queen. I feel flattered and honored. So glad you enjoy my poetry, it means a lot to me. ❤ ❤

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      • August 27, 2020 at 11:35 pm

        keep showering us with your poetries🖤

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 27, 2020 at 11:41 pm

        🥰 ❤ ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  21. August 28, 2020 at 1:55 am

    kaykuala

    of the stars, they translate
    the whiteness of hills,
    goat-herding anesthesia
    in the sand-cratered moons

    Beautiful lines of verbing nicely done Lucy!

    Hank

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 28, 2020 at 3:52 am

      Thank you, Hank! 💕

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  22. August 28, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Awesome 👏

    Liked by 1 person

  23. August 29, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Ooo…yes!! Very powerful and evocative verbing of nouns, Lucy. My minding was calmed by the thought of “goat-herding anesthesia.”

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