Photo by (and copywrite) Greg Laychak.
It is a long hall we walk,
Reflections of decisions
Hung in windows,
Rain-spattered and sun struck
The stains of time rolling down
Like tears, never wept
In the dawning
When other voices rang
Rhythm, rhyme, reduced
Where they set us yet to roam.
Everything is painted now—
Photo by Lauren Randolph.
Saw me once beyond
The color and the clouds—
In hydrogen dreams it called
Imagination but a fluke.
Dancing on the sea-sky
I left it all
* My submission to this week’s edition of the One Shoot Sunday Photo Prompt, with a colorful shot from award-winning photographer Lauren Randolph. Check out my interview with her, and join in the poetry fun!
The eyes look through it darkly
Raindrop hopes in green.
Silence smoothes visions.
Lapping at the sea, he bears
Life upon his tongue.
* My short submissions to this week’s edition of the One Shoot Sunday Photo Prompt, featuring a picture from One Stop’s old friend, ChasingTao. Not only am I interviewing this week though, I’m also hosting, as Dustus is out and about in New York City, along with Moondustwriter and Brian Miller, for the Shorty Awards. Be sure to put on the live stream at the Shorty Awards’ website tomorrow to see if One Stop takes home an award for the arts!
Photo © Mike Roemer.
Smoke curls on skin,
The taste of ash in flickering den –
—Like candy, almost they –
Swill it down in cabernet, the swirl
Around me howls revelation
And they think that I’m salvation –
—Little yellow dress and a
—Come hither stare gripped –
But hunny, look again –
Everybody gets a taste, but the wine
It’s just for sipping –
—I can smile at the sensation
—But it’s just a Vegas show;
—No dipping, you dip.
My submission to the latest One Shoot Sunday Photo Prompt, with that spicy little pic provided by one Mike Roemer, a Wisconsin Photographer I interviewed for One Stop. Great guy, with some really crisp commercial photography…very high quality stuff. Have a look when you get the chance, and check out all the other poets inspired by the prompt!
And also, a writer’s note. WordPress was being uncooperative today. All lines with the “—” in them are meant to be indented. So when you’re visualizing the structure of the piece – bear that in mind.
Image care of and copyright by Katherine Forbes.
The shade takes more than hands,
its kiss—milky, fleeting
takes me to you and I am all around you,
liquid heart-spill across the peeling
paint, swirls through our darkness
and I am wondering—
is this right?
Too fleeting is the pool,
this monument of love, swirling—
it is engrained deepest in foundations,
breaks brittle at the bleating
passage of the owls,
when the sun doffs and says goodnight;
Then you and I,
and no shadows,
We are Sunset Lovers,
we sing no sweeter
than the end.
* This piece was inspired by the above photograph – this week’s photo prompt over at One Stop Poetry for another wonderful One Shoot Sunday. The photographer is the talented Katherine Forbes, a portraiture photographer with some lovely shots, especially with children. Some great insights into the art, as well, so if you’re interested in the woman, or in taking up the photo challenge, check out my interview with her today.
By and Copyright: Trent Chau
into the dawn enfold, the secret:
life runs through it
in the silence and the rush,
burrowing deep, Elysian bedrock—
there is never nothing in Wonderland.
*For One Shoot Sunday at One Stop Poetry–the prompt today is a picture by the talented Trent Chau, a Georgia-based photographer. Beautiful shot – I found the words came rushing right out of it. Check out my interview with him when you get a chance – very insightful guy!