Saturday, August 24, 2013

W o r d l e s s

                                              Edward Steichen "Coopers Bluff - Moonlight Strollers" (detail) 1905



fading  
s   k  y- 
casting jewels  
      radiant before us:      
           marbled grey, lingering lavender,  s l o w 
is  the  moonshine  gliding  waist  deep  between  trees -
 we stroll, hand in hand  as night carries us - feather light,  mellowed riptide      
  


Posted for Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - Sunday's mini-challenge:  Fibonnaci poem (1-1-2-3-5-8-13 words) and Margaret's challenge - Stillness, Silence, Solitude

39 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and peaceful poem this is, Grace.

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  2. slow is the moonshine...ha, love that bit...lovely imagery in this grace...and def a nice peace....

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  3. I'm so sorry about the Linky being weird, Grace--no idea why it re-used the old one, but it's fixed now and your poem correctly linked.

    I like the way you've shaped this one, like spilling light, and the lingering lavender, the moonshine waist deep--very evocative. (Just a note on the form for next time: your next to last line should be 8 words(the sum of 3 and 5), not 6--but the poem is lovely as is, no need to change it.)Thanks so much for participating.

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    1. Thank you Hedge ~ It is 8 words, I corrected my explanation of 6 in the form description ~

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  4. Grace, I so like the words "slow is the moonshine". This poem is such a great follow to the painting. :)

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  5. I love the colours you have infused into this poem - so wonderful a representation of the painting, and a fine example of a Fibonacci sequence.

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  6. Just beautiful Grace! I love "slow is the moonshine gliding waist deep between trees".

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  7. This has an almost-mystical feel to it. The painting reminds me of Whistler when he was in that phase of his work and the poem reminds me of you! Beautiful peace.

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  8. Ethereal images that seem to ply a dreamscape. Beautiful.

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  9. moonshine gliding waist deep . . . love!

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  10. Quite the flow too you have in tow

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  11. When I write trying to fit it into a form... well, it is too easy to lose count as the number of branching's grow... and faster than we may think. Editing and a lot of practice as we strive to improvise within an intelligible world. Like the absent minded physicists we may forget the date. Anyway what is the pattern that we assume a series of measured things may heed: my first thought reading this challenge was what if it were the Partition Number sequence for a poem form?
    1,1,2,3,5,7,15,22,30,42,56... But such connections of numbers as well as words there together are almost as complicated as our minds in the first place as patterns.

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  12. nice pallet of colours...beautiful

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  13. moonshine - waist deep is inspired! Wow. You make both challenges look easy!

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  14. I love the waist deep line!
    So romantic Grace~
    I am enchanted :D

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  15. beautiful flow and shape ... colourful.

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  16. 'fading sky casting jewels' - so apt, quite lovely.

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  17. A moments respite, in a weather worn barque, oars shipped and floating, just at rest and floating.

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  18. oh i just love the slow moonshine gliding waist deep between trees ...great capture of the atmosphere in the pic grace

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  19. Oh, Grace, you worked these two prompts together perfectly! Beautifully done.
    K

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  20. feather light into the night....

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  21. Strolling hand-in-hand...I love this Grace :)

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  22. This has such a romantic feel to it ... love the moonshine through trees, walking hand in hand, the fading sky. Beautiful imagery, perfect for both challenges :)

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  23. is the moonshine gliding waist deep between trees Love that line...gorgeous write

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  24. beautiful, calming, lovely read

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  25. mmmm I leave this poem feeling refreshed, bathed in moonlight (with no mosquitoes).

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  26. I chose the syllable approach, but I think I like the word counting better - it is still short, but a bit more expressive. My photo does not do this image justice. I googled his name to get a better example of this painting and found he was also a photographer - and an amazing one! http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1669998_1460631,00.html google images and you will get so many more beautiful images. I might have to do a challenge based on his b&w photography.... what do you think? Should I?

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  27. This is lovely Grace. I enjoyed your poem visually and your words are so serene.

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  28. "the moonshine gliding waist deep between trees" - Beautiful imagery. So peaceful.

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  29. Beautiful and gentle - the fit to the image is wonderful.

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  30. Romantic, but more than that, it has a very soothing touch to it. :)

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  31. Sorry i read the word moonshine and had to have a drink...I guess I was gone for a few days. {;-[)}}}}}

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