mythic art girl in a tree

Sky Reading

mythic art girl in a tree

mythic girl in the tree
pressed into the hearts of leaves
and floating in the ferns
the legacy is her seat
she thinks its a ride
the reading flows
with announcements
and knowledge

fancy little art girl
busier than ping-pong
thick as jasmine tea
she burns without pain
a mental excursion
no blood, but stil dangerous

the magical girl
waiting to share books with
her transformational sister
full of surprises
she must be bitten
to change her outlook

girl with a smile
never wasting knowledge
never losing the yen to learn
doesn’t hear the voice of caution
characters collapse
she is disposable

girl without a library card
time to exchange books with friends
cool enough to show her feelings
when she learns that death
is a one-time important thing
can she find it in her soul
to love the wolf, the giant or the witch


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Short Story Slam Week 13

Image Credit Sky Reading by A Chance of Sunshine

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on October 26, 2011, in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. This was wonderful! ‘mythic girl in the tree
    pressed into the hearts of leaves
    and floating in the ferns” was so visual! Awesome!

  2. I love the idea of the collapsing characters.

  3. Very visual and fantastical, enjoyed the poem and style.

  4. Good job! I like transformational sister! Keep at your craft:)

  5. Wow! This one goes in many directions. A magical feel to it! I like it!

  6. I like ‘busier than ping pong’ – great phrase!
    Enjoyed that read, a well constructed poem.

  7. What an intriguing poem ~ lovely imagery that helps to create a mind-picture of an ephemeral character who is always quite likely to collapse into nothingness on the whim of the artist. Loved it, Tammy ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. This poem took me to so many places, visually. Simply wonderful.

  9. What a whimsical piece. A lovely read.

  10. fancy little art girl
    busier than ping-pong
    thick as jasmine tea

    excellent description…and “she must be bitten to change her outlook.” hot hot…really like this verse….

  11. amazing piece, love those stunning lines.


  12. Great stuff, quite magical and light yet…there in lies a deepness that knowledge brings. Enjoyable read…loved busier than ping-pong and thick as jasmine tea….great description.

  13. The wolf, the giant or the witch… I love wolves.
    A lovely flight of fantasy.

  14. such a magical little tale… I love the imagery ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Wow,takes you in so many directions,just cool!

  16. “mythic girl in the tree
    pressed into the hearts of leaves” …

    You caught me with these words and kept my attention to the end. How in the world…or how out of this world did you ever think of these flowing stanzas. You have a magical way of thinking…that must be the way !

    Thank you,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  17. hi to all zongrik.wordpress.comers this is my first post and thought i would say a big hello to yous –
    regards speak again soon
    garry m

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