Sunday, May 25, 2014

TURTLE WOMAN

Woman With Turtle
National Geographic altered art
by Mary MacGowan

In search of home,
Traveler carries a turtle shell
around her heart.

This shield protects vital organs,
lends strength,
consists of skeletal and dermal bone,
remains when everything has gone,
endures.

Turtle Woman
pokes her head out,
surveys the cloudscape,
retreats within
in response to any threat.

Traveler carries a turtle shell
around her heart.

17 comments:

  1. Hi there Sherry, I found this to be an unusual, original and pleasingly complex piece with great juxtaposition and I really enjoyed it very much. I certainly would enjoy reading more from you in this vein. With Best Wishes Scott

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  2. smiles...when we are you ng we think little of protecting that heart...it is wisdom earned...smiles...turtle woman.

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  3. My turtle tattoos are cheering!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  4. I think we all need to find just the right way to protect our heart. Turtles are indeed wise!

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  5. endurance gives us the shell that's so protective.....
    beautiful lines

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  6. A shell that gives safety to all the emotions:)

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  7. Many of us need more turtle shell, some have too much. My heart is too soft, too often. Yours too I think. Enjoyed this poem Sherry.

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  8. Sometimes I have need of that turtle shell..

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  9. I can relate with turtle woman.

    Fantastic.

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  10. Got to watch the heart, Sherry, especially while traveling away from home ties. My daughter lost a husband (by her wishes) whose heart strayed while in another state on a hunting trip.
    ..

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  11. for me, my turtle shell is my Samoan culture and my Christian beliefs. I carry them with me wherever I go for they protect me and are engraved forever in my heart. Great piece Sherry!!!! As I've said before, I love your poetry!

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  12. i love the part in reference to remaining when everything else is gone...sort of like love, or the spirit.

    beautiful work as always, sherry! sorry it took me a bit to make it back to your blog. :)

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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  13. I have a tendency to throw open the doors of my heart and succumb to vulnerable. I need to be a turtle woman...brilliant piece!

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  14. Perhaps we all carry that shell, afraid to be broken, afraid we would be lost ... beautiful words.

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  15. I love the imagery of carrying a turtle shell around my heart ~ Enjoyed this one Sherry ~ Have a lovely spring day ~

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  16. Beautiful, Sherry! I love your nature poems-they calm me and remind me to always keep watching for their gifts~ Wondrous and wonderful!!

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  17. the final repetition works wonderfully ~

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