Monday, October 4, 2021

judgement day


Brimstone was cast into fathomless edge as a lantern flickers

down, fading out.  

Lightning strikes at godless trees.  Violent wind plucks

eyeless wings.

We watch our skin bristling darkness, caking our eyes

yellow-red, cunning with stubbon will

as our fervent beliefs. 

(Hero.)

(Fallen 

angel.) 



Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, hosted by De Jackson.   Kindly join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.   This is a 44 word post with the chosen word STONE.   Thanks for visiting.

30 comments:

  1. This is fierce. The end of the world.

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  2. So many incredible word and phrase choices here, Grace. My favorite line is:
    "Lightning strikes at godless trees."
    I feel as though I could just wrangle around in that line for quite some time...

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  3. This does sound apocalyptic, Grace:

    'Lightning strikes at godless trees. Violent wind plucks

    eyeless wings.'

    Seems like some of the storms we've been having lately. It's worrying.

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  4. a gorgeously gothic piece envisioned with strong adjectives
    godless trees/eyeless wings

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  5. I love the apocalyptic view here, it does remind me of every volcano... the latest erupting on la Palma. Brimstone is a perfect word.

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  6. Our will stubborn as the brimstone that blackens our flesh and cakes our eyes. Oh so grim.

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  7. So stunning and evocative, Grace. Grim, but beautiful.
    It makes me think of the new Netflix series, Midnight Mass--though you're much more lyrical. 😀

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  8. Heralds last days for sure. Nice.

    Much💜love

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  9. This made me think of Milton and the unnamed probably Vulcan 'thrown by angry Jove sheer o'er the crystal battlements'.

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  10. Bleak but beautifully done, Grace. Thanks.

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  11. This is a cataclysmic event for sure. Brought to mind the lava flows in Italy and Hawaii! Beautifully done.

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  12. unresolved! Vivid imagery here!!

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  13. That first word was an autocorrect/AUTO WRONG! Supposed to be "such"

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  14. Eyeless wings and godless trees - The beginning of the end of sorts.

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  15. I got the shivers reading this Grace.😳 Lightning strikes at godless trees. Fabulously scary!

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  16. mother nature taking her home back . love choice of the word brimstone

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  17. this feels like a Halloween poem to me.

    and I took some time admiring your cover photo. It really is stunning. hope you are well, Grace ~

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  18. 'we watch our skin bristling darkness' - wow! Judgement Day really did feel like it was upon us.

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  19. "eyeless wings" - this evokes images of biblical angels for me... except without eyes, rather than with eyes... I love it.

    -David [ben Alexander]

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  20. Divine retribution extending a reach far beyond what is humanly expected.

    Hank

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  21. The image that sprang to my mind was the Balrog, falling with Gandalf and it put a whole new spin on the scene.

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  22. We seem to be making our own judgement day. Wonderful imagery as always.

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  23. The imagery here is powerful and alive, full of the blistering, caustic heat of brimstone, so similar to the fervor of belief. I especially love "...We watch our skin bristling darkness..." Quite a lot of that to see these days if one rolls away the stone, so to speak. Brilliant.

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  24. Intense, grim imagery! Powerful write.

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  25. I imagine this as the price for man's neglect of/disrespect for nature.

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  26. No one or thing shall escape judgement day....that's the message here. Excellent imagery for the theme....fallen angels too.

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