‘Cry Mercy and Gentleness’ Cry 3/5: Transformations Poems (Book 4)

25 Jun

TRANSFORMATIONS

George Braque Metamorphoses

February 2013-March 2014

17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

See the Transformations Page for more details or the ‘Present Collaborations’ Tab

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Poems Inspired by Book 4

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Featuring:

Lenka Monk, Nell Perry

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Ballad of a mulberry tree

by Lenka Monk

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A blueprint for every wall is the secret in each stone

Every whisper that passes through

Every colour, every tone.

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Whatever sin, whatever pain it keeps it all well hidden

Without a sound tells a story

Of real love that’s forbidden.

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He stumbles upon crimson veil in the depth of night

His dreams dissolve, death awaits

By the morning’s first light.

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The sword plunged deeply into hollowness of his chest

The sacred aged mulberry tree

A place for his final rest.

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But she still breathes calling his name with no luck

Fear claws at her heart

When only silence screams back.

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She sees her lover’s lifeless form, blood pouring still

Tie a knot on twisted fate

When treasured love is killed.

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Nobody to hold her soul all is forlorn in her mind

With a blade that is still warm

She dies by his side.

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The once white fruit now dark of colour as the deepest sea

For it is said their purest of love

Seeped into the tree.

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Bathe

by Nell Perry

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Nell Perry book 4

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You can find out more about Lenka and Nell and their work here:

Lenka Monk

https://twitter.com/lenkster04

Nell Perry

https://twitter.com/nellperry

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