Scar Quadrille – for dVerse

Scaramouche takes flight
In a skylight currach
Skin stretched tight
Over spars of bone
Following the starmap
Scar map, far map
Scanning the horizon
For traces
Of the Amazon
Seeking out the pathway,
Runway, gateway,
The goddess triple walking
Who makes herself
Each night.

 

This is a quadrille for dVerse. We are asked to write about scars…dangerous territory. A currach, by the way, is a light weight boat used traditionally in the west of Ireland, made of hide stretched over a wooden frame, and then tarred. 

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7 thoughts on “Scar Quadrille – for dVerse

  1. I love the way you describe the ‘skylight currach’, Sarah:
    ‘Skin stretched tight
    Over spars of bone
    Following the starmap
    Scar map, far map’ –
    such lovely wordplay and we’ve both written about scar maps – great minds and all that!

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  2. I’m glad you defined the word….I reread the poem after that. And then I read it aloud. Guess that says it all…..the reading three times. Beautiful sounds with beautiful images too.

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