Month: May 2012

Strung Along By Charm

STRUNG ALONG BY CHARM

he said her
eyes
were like sapphires

no more blues…
now:
new merriment

Virgo’s child-
hood
dream: lapis ring

Blue Lagoon
for
their Honeymoon?

royal turns
to
midnight shadows…

He: “We can’t.”
Blue,
she said, “We’re through!”

tears replaced
with
new blue suede shoes

2012-05-31
P. Wanken

Inspired by Reverie Twenty-One: charm bracelet, at Joseph Harker’s naming constellations blog. The prompt had multiple layers; rather than repeating the prompt here, go check it out!

Emergence

EMERGENCE

alone in her studio –
immaculate, austere,
as empty as she –
her emotions, brittle,
and her heart as flinty
as the slab of stone
beneath her hands,
she knows she’s been away
for too long

not knowing what waits
inside the stone cocoon,
through the night —
with chisel and mallet —
she chips and scrapes
the rough edges
like barnacles from a keel;
chalky dust
drifts to the floor

drenched
in morning’s first light,
that which was stone
has been transformed;
through a blur of tears
she sees what no tongue
can fully describe:
the burnished glow
of a new creation

2012-05-28
P. Wanken

Inspired by the words from The Sunday Whirl Prompt #58: scrape, tongue, brittle, austere, barnacles, drenched, chalk, flinty, blur, burnished, cocoon, and rough.

Journey Of A Lifetime

JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

left turns, right turns
and U-turns

roundabouts, turnarounds
and fly-overs

on-ramps, exits
and merge lanes

smooth roads, bumpy roads
and roads under construction

mapped-out trips, spontaneous joy riding
and detours

all part of my path to today,
the journey of a lifetime

2012-05-27
P. Wanken

Inspired by Poetic Bloomings Prompt #57 — The Walk Of Life