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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Midnight for Totally Optional Prompt


Totally Optional Prompt: Midnight. What might happen at midnight? Besides the date changing, a new day starting, a deal with the devil, the witching hour, a half-moon rising, clocks chiming?





Midnight

midnight passed
with air black and still
lightning roared to life
rode thunder to the earth
shuddering trees shook free
their limbs and leaves
exposed the underside of rot
the sun bent dark to light
and looked upon the world
that midnight lobbed and left


Fractal image created in Fractal Explorer, resized in Irfanview.

~~~♥~~~♥~~~

10 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Lobbed and left...I really liked this!


don't forget to get my cigars

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I woke last night around midnight and heart thunder in the distance (I think). I'm glad this scene didn't take place; I was still in my tent!

Stan Ski said...

Great metaphor for many of the world's problems.

Kristy Worden said...

Hmmm - love the fractal looks like some type of man-in-the-moon magic is happening there.
Kristy

Jane Doe said...

Delightful! So well described, vivid and vibrant. I always love reading your poems!

anthonynorth said...

Full of imagery and I loved that last line.
excellent.

Pam said...

Love the line, "sun bent dark to light". The rhythm in this poem made it read like a lightning bolt.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful poem, so full of the drama of this season!

Spirithelpers

theselfloveproject said...

very nicely put..love the image..

Michelle Johnson said...

all around greatness, poem and fractal. hope all is well.