‘The Goddess’ and Other Poetry by Gabe Russo The Society April 10, 2015 Beauty, Culture, News of Note, Poetry The Goddess I. Black breeze On white foam hands Held high, lifting freedom: Shinning fast Her people’s torch in His eyes. II. Thunder Rolling on dawn– Tanks over Her hands break; Her people shattered in the square Long gone. When Man First Looked Through a Telescope A pin-burst of light expanded through glass– Heaven combusted apple blossom white And caught the ghost moon between its lips as A pin-burst of light. An iris climbed inside blue-laded night; Stretched so thin, holes dappled the foggy mass And lo–a cosmos wrote its letters bright! Eyes melded with each stroke of eon gas, Unfolded each star guiding Shepard’s sight And seeped one world inside another’s, past A pin-burst of light. Ballad of the Salem College Girls (Based on the legends and history of Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC) Bon fires rose their dry, red moon Crisping leaves with autumn. The apples sung around their feet Dancing night to bottom. Throughout the hills a laughter rose, Winding all weathervanes And spun the gray-black mortar clouds Down owl-shadowed lanes. Their rooms furnished oak and silver, Their hair spun darker shades. A sisterhood of lost ravines Dissolved like moth-winged names. Running naked as rosary Beneath gaunt hems of age, They were the ones at Hanging Rock With gloveless hands assuaged! Yet a frame still locks the missing In Mary Babcock’s eyes– Such superstition clambers out All hellos and goodbyes. Their mystique: vaulting drowsy brick– Pitching corridors long. Their souls, veiled on the widow’s walk: A tune of bygone song. And so, the weathervanes–bewitched! As an apple lip unfurls That deep, willowy dance of rain In Salem College girls. Gabe Russo is a filmmaker living in Melbourne, Fl. Featured Image: The Goddess of Democracy in Tiananmen Square. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.