in silhoutte hugging naked the bare vertical branches before/after night

the deep
rich
colour
blue
a ribbon or
scarf over
the black and
white
unrealizing body of
eve
whose eyes
become open
and dances in the
orchards
the vineyards and
finds
leadership
and strength
within
herself
to light the world
and march
a song of clarity
to a nation
10,000 years in the making

the scarf of blue battle
leaves her
fingertips
raised above the hill
into the sky
and paints a tribe
from ocean to desert
and back to
the
mountain tablets
before they
realize
their foothold

at the bottom
is
adam
kneeling and ready
standing at
the
gate
and unsure what
his wife
is doing
fearful of the next
step
and wanting to
lead like
her

a battle has begun
hands do not meet

a scarf so deep blue
blows from
earth
to
heaven

and God is sad

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About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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