This was written for Read Write Poem prompt #44: Elegies and Rememberances. Enjoy.
(for Karen Carpenter)
nineteen and seventy nine
I hear you keeping time
a beat against which sonic softness and lyrical wine
were painted and sainted
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This sijo was written for Poefusion’s Tuesday Title prompt, “Somewhere between nowhere and goodbye”…which interestingly enough, was taken from a link off of this blog! Enjoy.
somewhere between nowhere and goodbye, their love lies in stasis,
inhabiting a transparent tunnel of final glances -
a train whistle seals the ends and this moment into memory
© 2008 Nicole Nicholson. All Rights Reserved.
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This was actually written for three prompts: Poefusion’s Title Tuesday ( “Stung by the Splendor of Sudden Black”), Writer’s Island ( “Farewell”), and Simply Snickers ( use the words “standing” and “still”). I wrote this entirely in American Sentences. Enjoy.
Stung by the splendor of sudden black, I failed to
bid farewell to you. Nothingness erased the
last still frame where you stood and painted it
black. I called your name, but Silence devoured my
cries into its belly. An obsidian wall separated life
and death – and therefore, us.
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