Monday, January 1, 2018

Beginnings



amethyst & ice-crystals
hug my neck, as needles 

of pain stakes my chest,
yesterday's grey- 

lone blackbird perches on
bare twig  

leaps from the darkness &
flies, flashing silver-

my eyes follow,
an apprentice-

then search underneath
frosty dust

my beat-
heat-

beating stone



Grace@EverydayAmazing

Posted for dVerse Poets - Quadrille - 44 word post with the word - LEAP.  Join us when the pub doors open once more at 3pm EST.    Happy New Year!  

32 comments:

  1. That is written very palpable and visual. I could literally feel the cold and see the blackbird. I may give it a try and write a quadrille as well. Happy New Year!

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  2. This is wonderful.. I really wish for some cold wonderful winter instead of this muddy darkness we are left with.

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  3. I really felt the chill in your Quadrille, Grace, and love the lone blackbird on bare twig and its silver flash.

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  4. I like the cold colours - black, silver, grey - the monochrome of winter. It really adds to the picture you create. And I like that final beating heat.

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  5. Love the clarity and action in this! Nicely done, Grace!

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  6. Amazing sensory images that seem to chill both the bones and the soul. I'm sure you are in a cold zone, if you are experiencing anything like my North Dakota family. A good time to spend with poetry.

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  7. Have to beat on through in order to keep warm

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  8. Lovely start to 2018 Grace. This poem was as cold as it is here down South - 22F is the high today. Happy New Year to you and blessings to you and those you hold dear.

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  9. I wonder what it is like to be a tree covered with ice and snow.

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  10. Love the colors in your words - like reading a monochromatic photo. Great choices!

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  11. What a beautiful way in which to begin the new year.
    I could feel icy air fill my lungs as I read (and it is 95F here today).
    Happy New Year!

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  12. An intriguing sensory experience...the bitter cold, the darkness, the pain of the needles, the colours of grey. Still there is hope in new beginnings.

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  13. Very reflective piece. Love your piercing necklace of pain.

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  14. What a poem, Grace! And what an image:

    "lone blackbird perches on
    bare twig

    leaps from the darkness &
    flies, flashing silver-"

    and what a finish!

    Now this is a poetic leap into 2018! Bravo!

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  15. Grace, you always put so much imagery into your poems. The colors add to the sense of cold.

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  16. A very beautiful start to the year- ice cold and piercing. XX

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  17. Such a cold poem! I feel those ice needles! I love the amethyst touch though. Happy new year!

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  18. If only...as Bjorn says, it's muddy and slippery rather than hard, frosty and icy. But it's interesting that we both had this powerful image of precious stones or something quite sharp and colourful encircling the neck. Although my peacock feathers are softer. Yours is uncompromising.

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  19. Cold described as I've never read it before! That stone at the end ... !

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  20. Excellent imagery to start the year.

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  21. Such beautiful visuals in this poem. Grace, you did a phenomenal job on the anthology. It is brilliant. I know how much work was involved. Bravo!!!!! And thank you.

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  22. I love your eyes as an apprentice. When all around us eyes are so keen to see what they are going to do to better themselves (new year resolutions) here you are, watching the bird. Present and fully alive.

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  23. A beautiful write Grace,I can feel the cold! A very happy and blessed New Year to you and your family and keep warm :o) xxx

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  24. Vividly written! A pleasure to read and re-read.

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  26. Having relocated back to the tropical for a decade, the peaceful, piercing cold calls and beckons more than ever. Sending our warmth and blessings from the equator. Happy New Year, Grace!

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  27. I love the flash of silver of the blackbird.

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  28. What a stunning portrait of the blackbird and the snow.

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  29. Nature the Leap
    oF Faith
    that's
    Real..
    when us mY FRiEnD..:)

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  30. Beautiful! This is sketched with such a delicate touch, it is truly stunning.

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