The Archer

This chained lune was written for the One Single Impression Prompt this week (Resolve). Enjoy.


her eyes, steel
twin orbs of fire focus
on her target

taut, yet quivering
faintly, held by pinching fingers
the arrow waits

she releases both
breath and arrow in a
single, swift motion

years of painful
perspiring practice pay off as
the arrow sails

and plunges its
sharp head into the red,
round center bullseye

Written 8/23/08
© 2008 Nicole Nicholson. All Rights Reserved.

Stumble It!

Stumble It!


About ravenswingpoetry

I am a 38 year old writer from Columbus, OH and the creator of Raven's Wing Poetry. I am a poet, seeker, fellow traveler, and autistic.
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11 Responses to The Archer

  1. This poem really builds tension as well; found myself holding my breath ’til the last stanza. I’m curious about “chained lune” – clicked on the link, but didn’t really find a definition…or did I miss something? Words and meanings always interest me, so maybe you can point me in the right direction?

  2. SandyCarlson says:

    I too held my breath. I have felt like both archer and prey.

  3. Raven says:

    Nicely done. Resolve and resolution both. And as the others said your words took me in and I too held my breath and focussed on the bullseye.

  4. anthonynorth says:

    This really hit the target for me.

  5. You truly excel in writing lunes!


  6. teric says:

    I read this so fast to see what happened that I had to go back and read it again. Just great!

  7. Tumblewords says:

    Very nice! This one deserves more than one reading, for sure!

  8. zoya gautam says:

    ..thank u for a very nice poem..

  9. Sandy says:

    That certainly is an example of resolve. Nice poem.

  10. Hello everyone. Thanks for your compliments. I really feel uplifted by them. Of course, I always appreciate good feedback, and honesty as well…don’t hesitate to tell me what you really think.

    Deborah: That’s because it’s searching on Word Press for anyone who tagged their poems the same way…that’s my guess, anyway….?


  11. Geraldine says:

    What a great use of the prompt. Very unique take on this one. Well done.

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