The Archer

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

-Nicole

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.

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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!

    Ruing

  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….?

    -Nicole

  11. Geraldine says:

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

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