Thursday, March 26, 2015

a light for the tarnished souls


Title & Photography by Brooke Shaden 



Wind, tinder my words
ivory blade, glinting silver
than winter's splintered ice

Sun, flint my shadows
reddening my cheeks to bloom
than spring's first plume

Sky, marshal my feet 
to carve a path sieved  
of autumn's dying leaves

Sea, lighthouse my way, with bird's
eye, I hurdle storms, ignited 
by wildfires of summer nights

Wind, tinder my words
Sun, flint my shadows
Sky, marshal my feet
Sea, lighthouse my way, with bird's

eye, I witness the
beautiful

                        in me -

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - OpenLinkNight, Hosted by Bjorn Rudberg ~ I took the constanza poetry form and played with the ending ~  Thanks for the visit ~

48 comments:

  1. this piece glints of the beginnings of spring

    gracias

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  2. lighthouse my way... i love how you use nouns as verbs...so effective... lighthouse my way is just priceless... very cool

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  3. a dream of a poem...exquisite Grace...

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  4. I like very much the idea of the sea lighthousing one's way (rather than the lighthouse lighting the way in the sea). I like the way you have used wind, sky, sea, and sun in such an effective way.

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  5. lighthouse my way and tinder my words.. what perfect examples of noun as verbs.. The constanza form you have turned refreshingly new I think.. a wonderful freshness, just like you have done with the villanelle... exquisite..

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  6. Your adaptive creativity relative to classic forms is remarkable; this piece, especially the 4th stanza is wonderful. Never have tried using nouns as verbs; a terrific challenge for MTB sometimes, perhaps.

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  7. Such exquisite imagery in your poem! Beautiful depiction of emotions! Specially love the part where the lines read:

    "Sun, flint my shadows
    reddening my cheeks to bloom
    than spring's first plume"

    Truly inspiring...
    xoxo

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  8. I love your use of verbs here. Lighthouse my way ... I love that image, and the wind, sun, sky, sea references speak to me. Lovely, Grace!

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  9. Very interesting choice of 'verbs'. At first I thought it marks that transition between winter's stark glint and spring's warming rays, but then I noticed you'd brought all the seasons to play in there. A beautiful transparence there...

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  10. very much enjoyed your use of "lighthouse" as a verb. Lovely piece!

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  11. Love the words, and the image...wonderfully unique. You inspire me to experiment and be braver in word use.

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  12. Words! Wonderful playing with words! Great job. I love this poem.

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  13. Written gracefully, really your words 'ivory blade, glinting silver' ~ nice Constanza form ~ beautiful art!

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  14. This reads like a tender prayer--we all seek peace within ourselves--this sdeems a wonderful to that en

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  15. amazing use of words, Grace!

    I especially loved,

    Sun, flint my shadows
    reddening my cheeks to bloom
    than spring's first plume

    I swear each stanza could stand alone easily

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  16. Here is another beautiful poem about beauty. 'Sea, lighthouse my way' - I also really like this image.

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  17. Lighthousing ones way to a brighter day and learning what is within, sure a win

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  18. Beautiful poem. I love the third stanza, I can feel it's intensity and intention. I want to walk that path.

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  19. This reads like an incantation or spell.

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  22. Al the natural elements encompass our body, we are what-- a result of amalgamation of nature's elements and you have brought out them beautifully, the soul will beautifully glow.

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  23. so beautiful and fantastic feeling.....

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  24. Ethereal beauty enhanced by your words.

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  25. The verbs in your poem are like little shining gems. The ending is awesome.

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  26. Gosh Golly! Never have I seen such combinations of elemmentals and verbss. Yet by the time the first lines combine into a poem of their own, you have made me feel each one! Wonderful.

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    1. I have got to play with this constanza form!

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  27. I love the idea of witnessing the beauty in self and the form supports it well.

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  28. I love that "lighthouse my way" line, makes perfect sense.

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  29. Oh, the elements play beautifully in this gorgeous piece!

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  30. there is beauty in everything if you just know where to look. ;)
    like the image you used.

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  31. Such beautiful word pictures here, and I like the declaration of self-affirmation at the end. Lovely.

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  32. This is a beautiful piece of work.

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  33. how beautiful each verb performs

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  34. It felt of a prayer of hope and thanks to me.

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  35. Is really lovely, the images and form and finding the beautiful in you! nice!

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  36. Again - a wonderful form. This poem is crafted with such continuity and flow - it really is splendid!

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