Saturday, July 31, 2010

By screeching owl, by toad and bat
By scuttling beetle, shiny black
We curse thy soal! We'll take thy life!

By blood-red moon and starless sky
By writhing bones and corpse's sigh
We curse thy soal! We'll take thy life!

By slithering snake and long-tailed rat
By mandrake root and familiar cat
We curse thy soal! We'll take thy life!

These words, have been written in blood
of innocents
Thus cursed you are by covens three:
You will die in a dark place, far
Underground with no friend at your side!

Malkin, Deane & Mouldheel

Note: This was taken from The Last Apprentice: Curse of the Bane by Joseph Delaney; I found it weird. Apparently this was a curse on one of the main characters, that if I remember correctly, never happened. The series is good though.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Three Japanese Tankas

Sent anonymously to a man in front of the screens of my room:

Should the world of Love
end in darkness
without our glimpsing
that cloud-gap
where the moon's light fills the sky?

Sent to a man who seemed to have changed his mind:

Since my heart placed me
on board your drifing ship
not one day has passed
that I haven't been drenched
in cold waves

Sent in a letter attached to rice stalk with an empty seed husk:

How sad I hope
to see you even now,
after my life has emptied itself
like this stalk of grain
into the autumn wind

Written by: Ono Komachi
Translated by:Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Soul Sisters

Separation has no hold
Obviously one and the same
Unending love
Love forever

Silly laughter
Souls are twins
Together not matter what
Enjoy eachother's company
Regrets? None!
Sisters are Us!

Dedicated to: Aubrey Dawn Clevinger; forever my soul sister!