Lamentation Blue

The wind took my voice as I cried
for the ruins of myself
for suffering by time
refracted, shot through, by a mirror of light
upon the ebb and flow of ocean and tide

there is the scent of grief inside my dreams,
and whispers of smoke upon the horizon
are haunted by ghosts of my home far away
murmuring songs in the key of life by day

we shall travel in disguise from the garden
take me gently – as I live by night –
we will journey to earth’s edge in order to escape
into gratitude’s gentle embrace,
free from rue
liberty, at last, from lamentation blue.

amidst shades of mourning
the twilight sleep of grief wanes and dies
dampens no more mine own eyes.             I beg thee, take me when you go on contradict this fiction of the heart, whilst I weep by the eastern star  anguish will redeem me upon the dawn.

prayers  for all women upon my lips
for struggle and distress, creation and bliss
a palette of grace inside my heart
detoxify my intentions from regret
for this vision quest, vivid purpose to forget the very bitterness of you      and that devil, lamentation blue

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Author: Politrixie

Politrixie the Political Mistress is a blogger, reader, poet and feminist. I am a mistress of mischief, an arty scholar and an Ivy League heffa.

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      As far as advice the best thing I can tell you is what my mentor taught me, though it was years before I really started following his advice: he told me that even if it was crap get it on the page. Do your best to never self censor. Write everything down and share it. There’s stuff I’ve written here that I’m not impressed with, or even that I don’t particularly like, but I’ve posted it because it’s mine, it’s from my brain and creativity. And almost without fail the stuff I don’t think is great or powerful is precisely the thing that resonates with other people.

      This poem is one I can never decide whether I like or not but rather than trashing it I posted it anyway. Even when I feel like a piece doesn’t express my full talent it’s important to place a high value on your entire body of work. One particular piece is just that,one piece. But there’s a true joy that comes from making and collecting all your work as whole. It’s the body of work as a whole that shows you who you are as an artist.

      I don’t know if this makes any sense but off the top of my head this is what I wish someone had told me (however I think that probably I had to learn it the hard way.) Take risks as an artist! Challenge yourself to create things that YOU think are beautiful. Don’t spend time just on creating what you think you ought to like or just on creating what you think other people will like. Create what YOU like, create what you enjoy. When you start feeling your heart pump, when you feel that unmistakable rush then you’re doing the right thing. Respect your instincts and learn to allow creativity to do the steering.

      Most of all don’t take any advice at all 😉 Do what makes you feel good. If you’re having fun, if your creativity is making you feel all the emotions then you’re doing it the right way!

      Okay I’ll shut up now. I love talking about creativity and I can be really ling winded so forgive me. I really appreciate your asking me, it’s always a joy to talk to other artists. Drop me a line anytime!

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