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Lady Madrigal

Lady Madrigal

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Published by Daniel Essman
a biographical poem...a love poem...
a biographical poem...a love poem...

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Published by: Daniel Essman on Sep 25, 2010
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LADY MADRIGAL
The Beaten Child said,
“Pour my blood into the sea,who'll notice?It's all salt...” 
Play the anthem of a girlwho wore a mask of madrigals.Voices in and voices out,so many faces has the childwho bore the lust,and dirty fingers,and cold and careless comings.A monster stirred her with his chilland bathed her in his usage.To betray her heart.To erase her name.He was a monster unsleeping.Her twin shut lips hide her pain,her shame...and control her angry weeping.Mankind went on trial in her wound.And when she ran, she spread the blood upon the grass,which became the pathway blood of madness.She was followed by a tall man with a cane,whose tapping marked the slap of rainon a slanted looking glass.Pray for her, her antic flight,her stained red bright bare feet.Pray for herSweet baby girl,fear the tall man in the murder suit.Fear his play.Drunk on what brew, and what mammoth swaying beastsought to soil this beloved child,and flamed her face awayO' lamb of wisdom, meet me at the door of lovewith pale roses and your holy doveand a map of my belovedWatch her...barefoot on adobe,walk the stations of the cross,smeared with ashes and a white shawl,count her garnets, step and chant...

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Daniel, re-reading this still makes me marvel at the power in these words...from that first stanza..."pour my blood into the sea / who'll notice?" this is marked as something very powerful, so moving...consider the odd link thing a gift to bring this poem back into circulation, where all should re-read it!
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i use the word adobe in my poem...some software bot called VigLink turned my use of adobe into a link to adobe software dot com...that does not seem like right action in an ethical sense, nor in an artistic sense...in fact, it sabotages my poem...So, Scribd...please block VigLink from misusing my work...i am not a latrine...
Greetings Dan, here is another example of why I need massive quirk to get me through the night.
Rose added this note
Yes! Very beautifully expressed! This is definitely one of my favorites of your poems.
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Henry Pashkow added this note
I really like this poem. I like the tone, the movement in it. Henry
Carl F Maulbeck added this note
I remeber the ending of this so powerful and now I notice this in the beginning - "She was followed by a tall man with a cane, whose tapping marked the slap of rain on a slanted looking glass" - the blind leading the blind, great stuff, dan

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