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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Up and Down a Midnight Wander




white shafts freeze to the air
like a tongue on heavy metal

balance escapes to the south
dictates gray for the shortest light

yesterdays gyrate underfoot and
tattered regrets thread the night

days emerge as age-old rags
when sleep is on vacation


Watercolor by Sue.

Prompt words: balance, dictate, wander on Three Word Wednesday by ThomG at Surface Tension

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9 comments:

ThomG said...

Lovely descriptions here. Thanks for sharing. I'm feeling winter when I read this.

lissa said...

"tattered regrets thread the night" - great line, regrets are hard to escape especially when it keeps you awake

Lucy said...

oooh how I hate when sleep is on vacation!
lovely again Sue! ( FOUR followers already!!) xox

Princess Aiz said...

hi,
very nice poem..
I especially liked the sleep on vacation idiom.. very thoughtful

-Aiz.

Michelle Johnson said...

Your words are so beautiful even when speaking about sleeplessness. I especially liked the line tattered regrets thread the night They certainly can keep one awake. Thanks for sharing your words and that splendid watercolor. Have a nice day.

Geraldine said...

Wow, this is really amazing Sue. Such descriptive, evocative words and incredible watercolor to accompany. Well done!!!!

paisley said...

two words.....tylenol pm...

watermaid said...

As ever beautiful words and painting.

'yesterdays gyrate underfoot and
tattered regrets thread the night'

This was especially poignant.

storyteller said...

How beautifully you've captured the mind's shenanigans on sleepless nights ... love the title and the watercolor too.
Hugs and blessings,