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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Poem for One Single Impression

One Single Impression posts: Thanks to Tea Leaves 'n' Honey, who offers this week's prompt, conquer.





Ides of October

black rips the sky
bolts her to a flash
a dry time thunders
somewhere north of fall
brings her colors down
bolts her to a flash
when black tilts the sky


Image is a fractal created in Apophysis, resized and buttoned in Irfanview.

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23 comments:

Jim said...

It doesn't sound like a very pleasant day!

I do know that October 15 is my sister's birthday. I didn't know it was the Ides of October.
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JP/deb said...

love, love, love the words and image! great job :)

anthonynorth said...

Powerful imagery in this. Dark but wonderful.

gautami tripathy said...

October is so very hot here!

what has time got to do with blood?

Also don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited each Monday morning!

PS : De-abbreviate as you like ;) said...

amazing imagery :)

Amias said...

Love the photo, and the words gave me a jolt .. in some places winter can be so bleak, and the image your words portrayed reminded me of one such winter, where the skies were a shocking black -- and there was no storm on the horizon.

Gordon Mason said...

Like the power of this poem created by short punchy elements

swapna said...

Loved the images you bring forth with "black rips the sky bolts her to a flash" and the usage "when black tilts the sky"

Googled on Ides of october for it was new to me.

Michelle Johnson said...

your use of wording here is great. lovin' your poem. have a wonderful day.

Andree said...

the dry leaves and the cold clouds moving in from the northwest . . . you captured October for me! I especially like the image of the sky bolted by the lightning. Of course, me being me, I see it literally.

Kristi Tencarre said...

I LOVE fractals! I like your poem. My fave line is: "somewhere north of fall"

Kristi Tencarre said...

okay, that line inspired my own poem! hope you don't mind but I used that line as the title because it was the inspiration :-) (if you're interested, you can read it on my blog...) it was a quick write, just came out from deep within. Probably could use some editing. ;-P

missalister said...

These are delectable: “a dry time thunders” and “when black tilts the sky.” Five star : )

zoya gautam said...

.. strong images ..

many thanks ..

Beth P. said...

the sky is conquered and conquerer--

this is beatiful--really love the image too.

thanks for your commment on my post! you are always so supportive when I try new things...thank you!

Amity Me said...

lovely poem Tumblewords,
a different take on the prompt...quite difficult for me to interpret, maybe i am used to writing in simple ways...:)

Poetikat said...

I love, "brings her colors down".

Geraldine said...

Nicely done Sue, I like where you've taken this prompt. Powerful words.

Quiet Paths said...

somewhere north of fall
brings her colors down

Wonderful, Sue. This is so full of whimsical nuance and yet so dynamic.

Marilyn said...

"somewhere north of fall" captured my imagination too.

Tammie Lee said...

darkly dramatic
some skies can be like this
grand piece

fourwindshaiga said...

Now, this sets the mood for Halloween.

Patti said...

That is so cool! I love the image those words conjure up! Thank you~