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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Once over the Rubicon

This week’s, and the twenty fourth, Writer’s Island prompt is: “Empowered”.

My response follows. There's nothing like a dance with death to empower a survivor.


flickering lights from past
evade the sterile cocoon
black lines the silent surround

between the mid-dark of night
and pink pearl of sunrise
another day fills the niche

immediacy once removed
demise holds an empty threat
fades to the faraway horizon

doubt triggered whispers
float through the distance
ghosts breathe into shadows



paisley said...

an a kinship to life is a wonderful thing,, and an immediacy once removed cant hurt either... very nicely done.. i think i need a little shaking up like this to bring me back to reality....

Jo said...

Wow. This is so beautiful, it flows so well and has such powerful images. Your writing is always exceptional.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

This is very deep. I really like "demise holds an empty threat" -- ain't that the truth.

Lucy said...

tumblewords- I always love and Need to read your poems aloud... these flowing musical sounds need to bounce off the air ♥

Just Jen said...

I have a feeling you've been down this path :D Your strength is in your writing, you certainly embrace life!
Thank you so much for you encouragement too!

Anonymous said...

I never have anything good to say.

Oh well.

It was good.

totomai said...

vivid. perhaps a personal experience of yours. thanks for this inspiring lesson.

Dianne said...

It whispered to me as I read it.

beautiful prose

and the fractal fits the images the words created.

anthonynorth said...

This sounds so personal and powerful.

keith hillman said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one to read your poems out loud! This is a cracker.

redness said...

Powerful ... thank you so much for letting us in ... you move and inspire every time ;)

Rambler said...

demise holds an empty threat
fades to the faraway horizon

Amazing use of words..just loved the wordplay

Beloved Dreamer said...

TW, well done. It would seem that we have done a few turns around the floor before daylight. Beautiful.


Preethi said...

Very deep and lucid.. Loved it


Jeques said...

We would never know how one thing is important to us until we almost lost. How much more our life, the only one we have.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

rebecca said...

Haunting....excellent. I always say the same: I wish I could write like you....

Rob Kistner said...

Quiet captivating... really liked it! ;)

Nice fractal as well.