Where the Ocean Falls into Itself

by on Nov 5, 2013 in Poetry | 1 comment

for B


where the ocean falls into itself /in what we would consider adverse

conditions that include pressure, crushing cold, darkness/

the bioluminescence of you leaks into dreams —

bold through the world–layers /hybrid in its nature of mimicry&attraction/

no longer expelled through the application of pressure,

no longer shamed by the intensity

/of light produced and communicated in dense cells/


float in me

in this illumination of songs sunk in sea

blossom in my deep chasms that become air,

winds born in the cracks of that mountain–inversed

that I named Nimár when the world was young,

hear me crying from crevasses, see me spreading

wings of darkness, starry night,

embodied in bioluminescence

of the ocean rising up in me

the illumination of songs sunk in sea

that touch you to sing yours,

flesh unfolding windlike

from spaces never lost,


called home.

More from Rose Lemberg:

Rose Lemberg is a queer Eastern European immigrant. Rose’s poetry has appeared in Apex, Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, Mythic Delirium, and her short fiction in Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and People of the Book: a Decade of Jewish SFF, and other venues. Together with Shweta Narayan, Rose edits Stone Telling, a magazine of boundary–crossing poetry. You can find Rose online at roselemberg.net, at rose_lemberg.livejournal.com, and on twitter as @roselemberg.

1 Comment

  1. Beautiful.


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