Season of her Nebula

ash of ink and holy water ~ oil on canvas ~ by aondrea maynard

as a pebble cast into the center of her fray
warm wishbones splintered night
and chiffon cups carried sips of day—
too fragile to hold contentment
and distracted by the bay,
my bones have broken ache
and my skin clings today
winds shift, the aortic shade of empty—

© Grace Black



Written for dVerse In Tune With Nature
Sharing on Open Link Night #153
{because I was late to the party. ; -) }

 

33 thoughts on “Season of her Nebula

  1. I like how these contrasting lines describe the aortic shade of empty:

    too fragile to hold contentment
    and distracted by the bay,

    We have OpenLinkNight on Thursday next week. Feel free to link up this poem or any poem ~ Thanks for the lovely share ~

  2. Lovely. Beautiful turns of phrase in just about every line.

    I often read posts before reading the title. When I went back, after liking the post already, it was a pleasant surprise to discover we not only wrote a post with nebula in the title on the same day, but the featured images used to anchor them share some tonal qualities. :)

    1. Thank you kindly!

      It’s always lovely when creative synchronicity happens. What a delight to see your chosen photo as well. You have some rich photographs on your blog and words steeped in emotion. Thank you for sharing!

  3. The poetic shades of melancholy run deep into the mind magma with this one; dark & tasty, with exceptional word smithing & chaotic imagery. I like the line /warm wishbones splintered night/.

  4. Haunting and arresting imagery. I don’t know if you meant these two lines to be read together, but they are the ones that struck me especially:
    chiffon cups carried sips of day—
    too fragile to hold contentment

  5. Better late to the party than not at all. I like OLN because one can link up a poem that didn’t quite gel at the time of the prompt. This is a lovely poem and glad you linked!

Words, love them! Have some? Leave them.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s