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Friday, March 25, 2011

Poem for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry prompts: This week we are going to try bending, maybe even breaking & re-stitching words together using Poetry Toys.


Playing with different resources while using my own words produced the following:





Cyclone of Stars

Orion's belt rises as he stalks the Pleiades
Andromeda cradle-rocks her stellar nursery
the bleeding hand of tides rises and falls
driftwood kiva reflects in a froth of pool

soft as dandelion parachutes in falling dusk
half an hourglass disguises the end of day
hanging on to the tail of a dream
a snarling wind unboxes a cyclone of stars

built like a house of cards, the light lets go
as if it had never been involved
in the last dregs of the passing
nightjars hieroglyph a song into the dust

 
 
 
A fractal image.
 
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20 comments:

thingy said...

Oh, that's so pretty. I like how it evolved.

Umamaheswari.A said...

Words are weaved so beautifully into a poem...lovely!

flaubert said...

Susan, that is truly scrumptious piece of writing and I love the fractal:)

Pamela

sandy said...

You did a great job of it. Nice art, too.

inquisitive-life said...

Beautiful !!

namingconstellations said...

Oh man, absolutely superb. It springs off the page, dripping its beauty as it goes.

versebender said...

Beautifully flowing piece leading to a brilliantly written conclusion. Vb

vivinfrance said...

Just gorgeous.

Jeanne Aguilar said...

Oh, this is beautiful...I felt engulfed by the fall of night!

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Beautiful... I especially like the last stanza!

~laurie

EKSwitaj said...

Love the personifications here.

gautami tripathy said...

It is so evocative...


Here is mine:
homing

Kelly said...

Love this. Especially
"the light lets go as if it had never been involved"

Cathy said...

Whoa! that was simple perfect and powerful

www.thequietone.net

Jeeves said...

Lovely

imnotaverse said...

That's lovely.

Uma said...

Beautiful images Susan, and what an excellent poem!

nan said...

Great flow and imagery. Your poems are ever beautiful.

tasmith1122 said...

There are so many dazzling word images, it is like the night sky--I'm not sure where to look.

Mad Kane said...

Wonderful imagery. Mad Kane