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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Down by the River


black knots of ravens
swarm the flimsy darkness
where mystery reigns

smoke and sorcery
cross the threshold of limbo
turn the truth away

friars' lanterns glow
illusion crowns the seekers,
Charon carries coins




Totally Optional Prompt: The Magician
Abstract Watercolor by Sue

15 comments:

paisley said...

very dark and mystical feel here... now i have to go google to find out who the hell charon is......

Omar said...

Strange, but - this, in a way, is what Kenya IS now!

The 'ravens' (politicians) are circling and 'mystery' (about who won the Presidency) reigns. And there's 'smoke' in the slums and streets of Kenya where citizens wait in 'limbo' for the 'truth' about the elections. Still - 'illusions corwns the seekers' of truth and justice in Kenya.

Amazing!

keith hillman said...

Very deep. I too had to consult the oracle to find out about Charon. I assume you are refering to the Ferryman on of Hades. Creepy.

Jo said...

Gorgeous visual from this, as always.

Alan said...

Hermes meets the dark twin.

Pauline said...

what a perfect blend of poem and painting. Black knots of ravens - I can picture that!

CroneGoddess Margo said...

Thank you for your WISE words...Yes the Russian Matchmaker was EONS ago...Knitting is MY WAY now...

Brilliant colors and DEEP words....I like

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Love the swarms of ravens. :)

Rose

xo

gautami tripathy said...

Dark fantasy...

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SB said...

Is that a white dove I see, a spark of hope in the darkness?

gingatao said...

Very neat and structured poem. Is death an illusion? Darkness turns the truth away? They are crowned with illsuion. Careful word choices give the poem a depth beyond the simplicity of its structure, cool,

Linda said...

I don't know how you do it! Every line is rich with images. There is nothing wasted here!

Revathi said...

Imagery is vivid and also the image goes well with words.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Very mysterious and scary too.. Phew!