Monday, 3 November 2008

cracked earth girl by Regina C J Green

cracked earth girl
childhood a dry bed of memories

sun-baked exhortations
and wallowing efforts
make for dull eyes

blue turned to crusty brown
a falling away of skin
leaves falling
earth falling
head falling

watering hole past the stage
of caring
forgotten dreams
dried up dreams

cracked earth girl
parched inflamed gone dead
it takes very little effort
to fall asleep now

Regina C J Green, Florida, USA


Crafty Green Poet said...

Regina lives and works in Florida and also writes her poetry near a big picture window. You can read more of her poetry at

Regina said...

Thank you, Juliet. I am so honored to be a part of this blog and be among these other wonderful poets.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Regina. Invokes so many emotions in me. I'm speechless!!!

You reign my friend!

Anonymous said...

I love how you pour so much of yourself into your work ... the descriptions and expressions you use are amazing.

"cracked earth girl
childhood a dry bed of memories"

love those opening lines. :)

wytchcroft said...

a marvelous voice, rich yet spare - deserving to be heard:)

Anonymous said...

So beautiful and evocative! Lovely work! ;)

Anonymous said...

I will wish for an awakening rain and, in the meantime, say, "A splendid poem." :)

Anonymous said...

I find this poem evokes memories in me. Its the imagery that creates a picture and sets a mood.
Beautiful Regina, bravo!


WH said...

I really love the sense of downward movement here--also of "crack" and decay. Excellent poem in every way!

Regina said...

Thanks so much to everyone who left such wonderful comments for my poem! I appreciate it so much!