Thursday, October 3, 2013

Beautiful darkness

Grace @ EverydayAmazing


shiver -
the wind passes 
cold as blue moon, sharply
weaving the night to beautiful 
darkness 

i lay
vulnerable -
frayed & wind-tattered, i 
should be afraid of what's coming 
instead   

silence -
a crescendo
of heartbeats & gulls cries
engulfs me in peace, beautiful 
(amidst) chaos




Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - I used titles of my teen daughter's books ~

And Flash Fiction Friday for G-man (55 shivering words) : 

We walked briskly, under shivering light of the blue moon.  Where once we were proud as eagles soaring near the sun, we now move like angels in the beautiful darkness.   Perhaps its the silence, a crescendo of heart beats we're seeking, but beautiful is what we find amidst the chaos of the city's underground ruins.  


47 comments:

  1. So sweet Grace, more sweet lust here; like Brian you multi-tasked, and both created a fine spine poem, and then prepped it as a Flash 55 4 G-Man. Love the idea that you went to your daughter's book shelf to find your muse; nice work, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Grace, I loved the way you wrote about finding a place of beauty amidst chaos. The ending gives me a feeling of inner peace.

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  3. a crescendo
    of heartbeats & gulls cries...really loved how you extended the book spine poetry.. the beauty amidst chaos.. i found this one tough challenge... very well done grace..

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  4. We have Shiver, too... great poetry Grace.

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  5. Ah I think that you found excellent titles... really great poem.. that second cinquain is really very good... inspiring...

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  6. Great poem and my favourite stanza is also the second one!

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  7. silence often leads me to peace....
    cool trick using your teens books...they usually have some fairly creative titles...
    and i like how you made it your own a bit and just used them like a word list...

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  8. beauty amongst the chaos, love that.

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  9. O, so Beautiful! Not to be afraid and to experience this peace! Thank you for connecting the words! I have a lot of reading to do.

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  10. I think it was creative to weave the titles into a poem. It probably would have given my piece more meaning; but I really like what you did with yours!

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  11. Very clever to use daughter's books. Beautiful spine poetry...beautiful poetry period.

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  12. Loved how you used these title and created such a meaningful poem, beautiful.

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  13. This is breathtaking. So well done!

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  14. What a great stack you chose, what an amazing poem.

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  15. This is lovely, her book titles, and how you've arranged them, are very poetic.

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  16. The arrangement worked well as a catalyst for your creativity--very beautiful, with a hint of a mysterious backstory!

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  17. Great picks and quite the run, using titles can be fun

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  18. that 2nd verse is gorgeous, Grace

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  19. The perspective of a fall leaf... or a person... either way, I like the words in between the titles... I have to go check this challenge out! Your books all have dramatic titles!

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  20. Nice selection of titles to create a poem with a message..

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  21. Shivers?
    Yeah, every time I see your avatar I get the Shivers.
    And this didn't disappoint. You put your soul into your poetry, and it shows.
    Loved your Autumnal 55
    Thank You so much for this very creative little Gem
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  22. loved this, Grace - the last stanza heartbeats and gull cries - really beautiful K

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  23. Beautiful. I wasn't good enough to put the spine poem and 55 together.

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  24. Such a wonderful variation on the sorted-book framework, weaving in your own words throughout, and shaping them so that they reach another level of visual poetry. Bravo!

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  25. :) so ,nice to see positivism in darkness also.

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  26. Beautiful! I need more books ;D
    I love yours~

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  27. subtle beauties spun so well here! Beautiful Grace!

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  28. Hmm..... A job well done! How much i so love this title..

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  29. Oh Grace would you please write something that is hard on the eyes and mind. I am tired of always being outclassed by the resonance of your imagery and soft tones of strength.

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  30. Reminds me of my trip to the beach yesterday. Just beautiful, Grace. As always, thank you.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

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  31. The prompt used creatively- beautiful.

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  32. Beautiful, Grace, simply beautiful. Spine poetry and cinquains and a 55; I bow in the presence of a master.

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  33. The perfect thing to find: peace in chaos.

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  34. These titles are expertly woven Grace. Wonderful work.

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  35. Oh, that is awe-inspiring and beautiful. I love the structure! I may also have to take Brian's cue on this format.

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  36. Love the choices of titles ... so dramatic. I especially like the last verse ... to find beauty and harmony within chaos, a lovely thought :)

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  37. Clever you, to raid your daughter's shelves for inspiration. Lovely poem. Thank you.

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  38. Oh, I loved this, Grace. It's perfect. One season of a life slipping into another. Oh, and you were the one who caught the meaning behind my 55 - a child re-imagining the world on their own terms. :)

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  39. I love them both! Such beautiful words. The imagery is lovely. I particularly enjoyed the second stanza of the poem. :)

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  40. oh my! wonderful how you found and used these titles :)

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  41. What a great idea...didn't think of the grand-daughter's books she left here.☺
    Love how you put the titles together for the poem.
    Peace
    Siggi

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  42. Beautiful, Grace...very haunting :)

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  43. Hi Grace!

    I love your poetry (and wow - cinquains!) because they are light and airy, easy on the ears, yet glide across the page so beautifully.

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