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Thursday, March 1, 2012

In the glow


Poets United Thursday Think Tank - Rebirth 3-1-12




In the glow

In the glow
of chaos swirling
from the brush of
butterfly wings
to cataclysm rises
from the confines of
ash behind barbed wired
smokestacks to the
lap of clear aqua waters
on a manicured fingertip
In the glow of chaos swirling
Each to the other connected
Through the tempest of time
Rising from each cindered soul
Floating from buildings terrible
Tumble into bottomless eyes of big bellied
Children's – sunsoaked run in suburban sprinklers
In summer eves that melt into
Arctic airless black
In the glow from
first outraged scream to last shuddered sigh
All that has been, is, and will be
From this besotted bare bone sharded
Unfamiliar landscape whirling in joyous
Confident abandon the constant
Shimmering configuration of a single slivered spark
In the glow  


13 comments:

  1. Beautifully worded poem, Pearl, filled with wonderful imagery. A feast for the mind.

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    1. Thank you, thank you. I am humbled by your "feast for the mind." I will sleep well tonight, basking away.

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  2. WOW!
    I feel drunk with imagery!

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    1. Oh my Kim! One of the loveliest comments ever ... I will cherish your words. Thank you!

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  3. Lovely poem and filled with the images of the amazing photo. I loved: "the brush of butterfly wings".

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    1. Something along the lines of chaos theory there :) Thank you Barbara :)

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  4. Wowzers! Fantastic build, in this poem, as the ideas and images come swirling. What a poem!

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    1. Thank you , thank you Sherry ... that is precisely the way it felt ideas and images swirling... I so very much appreciate your response.

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  5. Beautiful imagery flowing from your words...I specially like:

    Tumble into bottomless eyes of big bellied
    Children's – sunsoaked run in suburban sprinklers

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    1. Oh thank you so very much... the contrast between children's lives always gets to me

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  6. I got dizzy with the richness, Pearl. I love it. I read it several times to enjoy longer and get a better taste at it. Thanks for writing it!
    Best, M.

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  7. Pearl,
    It was wonderful~ I have to read it again :D
    Your imagery glowed~

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  8. Beautifully written and full of wonderful imagery. I really enjoyed reading this one :)

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