From Where We Came

The Annunciation, 1672 by Luca Giordano (Italian, Neapolitan, 1634–1705)

portent wings
hold my heart

hands are human
but flesh-scape

carved, divine
the universe

within our eyes
we are all

seeded with

the grand design
no one religious

house stands
as toppled man

destroys them all
the spirit, coded

within our DNA
strands & numbers

math & science

of our modern delay

therein lies
the beauty–

beauty beyond eyes’ view

we are individuals
encoded each

strip your human


see, shh…

we are all one





red … we all bleed


blue, beneath our veins

© Grace Black

Poetry Month continues, and this is Day 23 of NaPoWriMo for me. Today’s prompt was to draw a card (from any deck: traditional, tarot, etc.) and free write about the card you selected to create a poem.

I chose a card from my angel deck, and the selection was “Archangel Gabriel.”

I also selected the particular artwork above to complement my poem today.  Religious art is said to be coded with many symbols and signs throughout history. And the colors of the Italian palette are striking. Hope you enjoy!

30 poems in 30 days. Do you dabble in word play as well? Let’s create 30 in 30.

Love and Ink,



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