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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shoes for Totally Optional Prompts


Totally Optional Prompts: requests poems using shoes as a metaphor for death...



Rule of Red

magical red
spun along the path
Rubik's cube facets
sparkled up
a brown shoe world
flat as waning seas
before the dying sun

casual abandon
suspended by laces
birled at transformer lines
clustered crows
looked askance
into the nearing murk
and an empty pair of shoes


The image is a fractal created in Fractal Explorer, resized and buttoned in Irfanview.

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12 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

Your Rubik's cube reference makes me feel old. Otherwise I love your poem. Have a great day.

Linda Jacobs said...

Love the "brown shoe world
flat as waning seas" image! And that "empty pair of shoes" at the end says so much!

Wicked cool fractal, too, picking up the Rubik's cube colors!

one more believer said...

that was magical tw... especially so the red reference and brown shoes...

Lisa said...

Really clever and I love "magical red, spun along the path" - beautiful.

Stan Ski said...

Great contrasts of colour and mood.

gautami tripathy said...

Shoes can pull us down and uplift too. I find those sentiments here!

your yellow shirt contrasts with the pillar

Jeeves said...

Its almost like nature playing games here. Lovely

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like the last four lines particularly, they make a very strong image...

thelittlewriterthatcould said...

Reading this a few times, I kept getting the image of a Mad Max kind of world.... a world that has been bleached of color from hundreds of years of misuse... Very interesting take on the prompt.

Janet Jarrell said...

It makes me think - red shoes or brown shoes - what do I want to walk through life wearing?

Geraldine said...

This is excellent Sue; you've done this theme justice. Wonderful artwork too.

Hugs, G

shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

very well written...i really enjoyed reading it...