Fractals Photos Poetry Prose Watercolor

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Poem for Totally Optional Prompts

Totally Optional Prompts offers: This week write a poem that is inspired by a quotation. The quote could be from a newpaper or magazine article or it could just be a quote that you like about life or anything.

“There is no space wider than that of grief,
there is no universe like that which bleeds.”

--Pablo Neruda


on the tail of wind

raw spots and bad times

breathe in the streets

double back through dust

from still warm ashes

reluctant mourners

filter knuckle bones

sift familiar bric-a-brac

beyond a thousand cuts

like a jester in the rubble

the future comes again

and finds no one at home


Abstract watercolor by Sue.



anthonynorth said...

Powerful stuff. The last two lines are great.

EG CameraGirl said...

This poem touches my heart.

Christine Gail said...

a great piece of poetry, i too loved the last two lines. well done!

Danny Wise said...

First of all a great quote to work from.

I can feel the sense of loss in the poem and the chilling conclusion will haunt me.

here it is!!!! said...

very graphic, as much as words can be.

Jeeves said...

Wonderful, just too good.

Giggles said...

Beautiful water color, great poem, so full of truth!

Hugs Giggles

Crafty Green Poet said...

very moving

Linda Jacobs said...

Right from the beginning I was hooked. Love that "on the tail of wind" line!

And even "bric-a-brac." what a wonderful word!

The last two lines are haunting!

Anonymous said...

Great choice of quote...seering images and haunting verses.

Unknown said...

You write so beautifully!

Richard said...

Good poem, Tumble. Really well done.

Tammie Lee said...

uniquely and deeply poignant~

LA Nickers said...

This one is truly stirring . . . and the artwork accompanies your words so well.



The Warrior Poet said...

Amazing writing. keep writing.