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Friday, December 10, 2010

Moon and Man for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry prompts: Write a poem inspired by work at Referential Magazine

I went to:

My Turn Out of the Box
Poem by Felicia Mitchell
Artwork by Melanie Faith
Abandoned by angels we wait our turn out of the box from Scott Owen's poem 13 Angels

and wrote this:






Moon and Man



the dark of moon
lightens her veil
between then and now

his headstrong hand
holds a scratchy pen
fiery as a butane torch

fine feathery veins
leak crimson lines
into the flames

word by word
smoke curls beyond today
toward December's moon






Not a dark of the moon photo.

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11 comments:

irene said...

Oh I like this!

Rallentanda said...

Magical,one of your best...you done good here!

Robin said...

Sue, I love this, especially those last three lines.

flaubert said...

Susan the third stanza of this is wonderful, I love this poem.
Pamela

Wayne Pitchko said...

yes indeed veery good.....thanks for sharing your wds

Naquillity said...

wonderful writing. sometimes looking at others writing/ photos inspires the best of our words, poetry. have a great night~

LKHarris-Kolp said...

I enjoyed this very much!

kelly said...

Ooh - I like this. Especially enjoyed the line fiery as a butane torch.

Deb said...

Surprising language is compelling, esp. in a dark, wet December. Thank you!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I feel as if I know this moon intimately. Lovely, lovely, work.

Cynthia Short said...

Very mesmerizing images in this piece...excellent!