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goat song (act 2)

Once in Villa di bellezza e la forza.

Circumnavigating dusty rock terrain under the midday striking haze, she allowed her mind to visit the days of intricate webbed vines and orange-purple robe skies. Stucco walls painted her into a magical setting. She had always imagined she had grown from the earth that was daily turned by sweat and heart. Up above the heavens so high Villa di bellezza e la forza stood proud, she had learnt over life times to stand its equal in stature, sweat and heart.

Once when the mouth curls upward.

Taking a midsummer break, she loosened the lily leather straps that bound her feet to mind. The voice of her mother wrapped her in a sojourn ballet and whispered in her child ear, “The heart teacher wears the guise of the one who seems to walk a step behind.” Waking with every song on her heart, she undressed and confessed ‘my lessons are not done.’

Once called.

Pressed against the ragged rock face she begged to see the joining of heaven and earth. An angel dressed in the skin of a wildflower opened up one petal millennium after another. The devil dressed in her red breast turned tricks. What does it all mean? She gathered her parts and the path that held her future became the perfect offering. She knew what to do.

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  • ozjami
    ozjamialmost 5 years ago

    WOW..very interesting !!

  • hehe thanks James,

    you should see what happens in the final act ;)

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 5 years ago

    I had to read that one a couple of times to smell what you are cooking…the last two lines of the piece is just amazing..she knew what she had to do..the lesson learned through the darkest alleys taken..brilliant.

  • it is interesting I knew what I wanted to say but I’m not sure I’ve conveyed it well, oh well it is all a learning process :)
    the final act should make things clearier – I hope LOL xo

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 5 years ago

    sometimes I need to read your thoughts more than once because I get greedy to savour some of your lines….this has a richness of images to taste….hang on, I’ll be back….going for desert……………………………………………….this is like reading a sunset and then walking into its colours. Love to know how you do it! xoxo

  • hehe you are truly lovely and a wonderful support :)))

    hmmm I’ve an entire world going on inside this head of mine ;)


    – Lisa Jewell

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 5 years ago


  • dessert is nicer, I find ;) xox

    – Lisa Jewell

  • msdebbie
    msdebbiealmost 5 years ago

    I will be back to comment in full – at an 8yo party and in demand – but know this much. From first read alone, I love the sense from your begging and knowledge xoxo

  • hmmmm how many slices of fairy bread did you eat? hehe xoxoxo

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldalmost 5 years ago

    Hmm I wonder what happens in act 3, once again Lisa you’ve created an evocative feast and a wonderful living picture. :-) x

  • I wonder too LOL

    thanks Matt :) x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • lianne
    liannealmost 5 years ago

    You’ve taken my breath completely away, dearest Lisa. For me, the middle stanza is a little piece of heaven, a fairy tale, but even more, the heart of it all, “My lessons are not done…” And they never really are but clearly as long as you are listening to your heart, they are the right lessons. I’m entirely with Cos on this one – it’s like walking into the colors of a sunset, the colors, the flavors, the wonder of life itself. I so, so love this series and this beautiful child, this beautiful you. xox

  • My Dear Lianne,
    I am thoroughly enjoying writing this short story, my intention was to write a play, I’ve not given that idea up, I might try my hand at adapting the story into a play. Though this is of course fictional it is clear to me, that I can’t avoid injecting me into it.
    I doubt life lessons are every fully completed, what would the impetus be to strive beyond….naturally it is lovely to sit back at times and just soak in the beauty. Hehe

    Thank you very much for everything. xxxxx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • limerick
    limerickalmost 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful, valuable project. This is going to be a great year, Darling Lady!! :)

  • awwwwwwwww thank you so much for saying so :))) xoxo

    – Lisa Jewell

  • annamora
    annamoraalmost 5 years ago

    I like this very much

  • I’m very glad that you do,
    thank you Anna xox

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 5 years ago

    This has stirred my emotional heart so deeply……I had the need to leave just this comment for now …..knowing I return to say a little more of why your words can do this to me xxxx

  • I know the feeling, darling….strange how that can happen with ones own writing…LOL
    love you xoxo

    – Lisa Jewell

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