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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Covert for Sunday Scribblings


Sunday Scribblings posted the prompt: Covert


bird of paradise
hums in the night

whispers warnings
from a dark abyss

live wires twist away
gambol on sheer and flimsy ice

under foot and over head
faultline crackles spread

bird of paradise
crying in the night



Storyteller recently posted a beautiful series of photographs of the exotic Bird of Paradise. I created this image on Bamboo Fun with Adobe Photoshop Elements, cropped in Irfanview and framed with FrameFun.


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20 comments:

anthonynorth said...

The night can certainly be no paradise. Great words, as always, with a touch of intrigue.

blisshappens said...

loved it, the picture is so lovely! -Meg

Lilibeth said...

It's like a flame of beauty.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I must say the Bird of Paradise has never been my favourite flower (too stiff) but the idea of it involved with night is a new one.

Frances said...

Bird of Paradise is one of my favorite flowers.
Your poem made me feel as if the bird of paradise as nature warning man of what's to come.
Love the graphic.
Thanks for visiting.

blisshappens said...

you actually came to mind when I penned the poem about leaving the corporate world! I would love to hear about your bravery about that some time! -Meg

Retromus-ik said...

Love the poem! It's my mom's favorite flower. It's amazing how much it does resemble a bird. Nature, even the bugs-from afar of course-, is so beautiful. Seeing this picture made me think, God really had a field day creating this world of ours;)

Jeeves said...

Love the poem and picture.

paisley said...

beautiful words....

Dee Martin said...

I loved these lines:
"live wires twist away
gambol on sheer and flimsy ice"
Eerie visual!
Thank you for your kind comments on my stories :)

pictureeachday said...

I really like the background texture you used! It seems sort of home-y and rustic, which is an interesting juxtaposition against the exotic bird of paradise.

keiths ramblings said...

What a lovely post. The words and the picture are perfect.

ThomG said...

You really hit this one out of the park. And the picture captures perfectly the words.

Mothers in Arms

quin browne said...

always a delight to read

JP/deb said...

excellent pairing of visual art and words ...

peace,
JP/deb

gautami tripathy said...

Highly visual...

I dream in brown

Sue said...

beautifully enigmatic poem -- one does not usually associate the tropical bird of paradise with sheets of ice.

Michelle Johnson said...

Bird of a non feather kind, indeed. Your words captured night's tragedy well. Very visual poem. Have a nice day.

Kayt said...

words and image just stunning - this painting especially really speaks - the poem very thought provoking - interesting with the image and without - Nice!!

Old Grizz said...

Thanks for commenting on Old Grizz's site. It is always wonderful to read your comments. I saw your picture and poem early and meant to comment then but did not have time. Your art is beautiful. You have made the flower come alive and I love the orange. I am going to plant one and watch it every night for earthquake warnings.