Sunday, March 31, 2019

Noreen Lawlor - Medusa Memories - New Book!



Noreen Lawlor is a poet and artist as well as a therapist. This book combines her art and poetry. She lived in Ojai for fifteen years and currently resides in Joshua Tree. Her four previous books are Matilija Days, Sacred Possibilities, Tangled Limbs and Prayers, and Mostly Mojave.

Medusa
I have learned to love my snakes, my hair
was once of silver moon beams made
now slithers, writhes and coils everywhere.

Their sweet sting, their silent tongues declare
a lullaby of serpents symphony they played
I have learned to sing my snakes, my hair

was once a cloud of curls turned nightmare
a stony heart still beating at your feet is laid
which slithers writhes and coils everywhere.

These locks the envy of the gods so fair
drape tentacles into old dreams that fade.
I have learned to dream my snakes, my hair

is now a wriggling mass of my despair.
The hiss and rattle turns warm flesh to jade
then slithers writhes and coils everywhere.

Their poisoned kisses linger here and there
in ears and eyes and cheeks where bade.
I have learned to kiss those snakes, my hair
which slithers writhes and coils everywhere.




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