Night Garden Music

Chrysanthemums bloom
ignited heartbeats in the sky –
brilliant petals reach
colored arms across the night,
embrace star spangled children.

Television eyes
glare under television
skies – bring the hiss, boom,
and crackle home to us live!
We revel on our couches.

When I did not see
last night’s rainbow fire applause,
the crack of guns crowded
my fractured, crystalline mind
instead of fireworks.

Glitter bullets launch.
See the fevered, blue-black dream
unfolding tonight.
We weave it into our skins
and hear its drumbeat fire song.

Written 7/9/13
© 2013 Nicole Nicholson. All Rights Reserved.

This poem was written for We Write Poems Prompt #164: Listening. I don’t know how well I did of writing to the prompt, but last week’s fireworks inspired me. I thought I would try a short form and ended up with a tanka chain. Enjoy.


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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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One Response to Night Garden Music

  1. julespaige says:

    That is the way of it. The words just flow. As entertaining as fireworks themselves.
    I used to regularly go to the park, for the celebration. Then just watched. But this year we played it simple. Had dinner with family, retired early and were reminded of bright illusions in our dreams.

    Thanks for your visit – And thanks, she is a dear.

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