Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Zeus





My arms are made of stone
My fingers; dipped in wet cement
They harden -- reminiscent of Aztec
Totem poles sewn to a barren land




For D'verse




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29 comments:

Brian Miller said...

feeling a bit bleek this week anthony, intriguing imagery...have we tied gods hands and made them little more than a symbol?


and love the outfits in the header this week...

Beachanny said...

Agree with Brian - bleak words and they are hard times.I'm sensing it's one of those changing times for everyone. You said it well here, my friend.

chromapoesy.com said...

Sharp and clear sighted, wonderful imagery. I wrote about Athena :).

David Allen Waters said...

heavy hands....deep, painful...brilliant imagery

beckykilsby said...

.. a barren land.. and hands unworking.. sombre stuff. Fine write, Anthony.

Natasha said...

For such a short write, the power of this piece is immense! God-like ;) Very heavy handed write that has caused this reader to ponder. Thank Zeus for dVerse!

lori said...

I definitely feel this one, Anthony. "My fingers; dipped in wet cement They harden" - I know this too well. Thanks for sharing with us.

kez said...

great write love the picture too ....thank you x

Claudia said...

sewn to a barren land....you manage to paint a landscape of pain and doubts with a few words anthony

Heaven said...

"Totem poles sewn to a barren land" grim and sad images here...

and i like that header picture ~

Joanne Elliott said...

You capture bleakness with rich imagery... Cool!

Uneven Stephen said...

Awesomely bleak imagery. You are able to express so very much with so few words.

Mama Zen said...

What a fantastic image!

mrs mediocrity said...

bleak but true, and in truth, there is always beauty.

Joseph Hesch said...

I don't know about bleak. I see a statue made by people to a god that does or doesn't exist in hopes of turning their barren land fertile.

For better or worse, that's what I call Faith.

Cool, tight image, AD.

PattiKen said...

To me this speaks of a permanence, survival through the ages, even after the believers have gone. I don't see that as bleak. And there is certainly nothing bleak about these wonderful photographs you use. But, then, you already know how much I like them.

manicddaily said...

So intriguing. I find the use of sewn so unexpected. Wonderful photo too.

Ann LeFlore said...

This is very good and yes Zeus speaks of survival through out the ages and how strong one must be to do this. Well done
http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/27/addiction-to-solitaire/#comment-1201

Nick Rolynd said...

Oh, wow, so much deep imagery in such few lines. I love this!

lynne said...

in the heaviness of your words, I see a wisp of hope..

magnificent words and picture

Brendan said...

I get more of a "The gods have fled" vibe, the loneliness of the empty sky, the lack of Powers in a diminishing day. Fine write. - Brendan

darkangelwrites said...

Symbols of power with none?

hedgewitch said...

Very evocative of that helpless immobility that often strikes when one is overwhelmed by circumstance and strong emotion--also need to mention I love the costume work in your headers--just amazing stuff and mean to say so every time I visit.

Aida Bode said...

Wow - deity concentrated in form.. what I love is the fact that you haven't mentioned "statue" - and yet, have made a perfect visual of it with your words. ~Aida

joanna said...

I just came over from Anna Montgomery's piece on Athena, and I find it very striking how this is also titled/centered around a myth but has a very different feel. In four little lines you manage to convey so much... so much of power and of hardness. A very strong write. Can you tell us more about the picture above it?

evavonpelt said...

Wow! My first visit to your site, Anthony : ) Amazing!

You say a lot in so few words in this and have used the prompt beautifully. The last line really ties it up, but the entire piece is wonderful. Great photo : ))

Can't wait to return...
-Eva

emmett wheatfall said...

A gorgeous piece of poetry my friend. A gem. Short and concise--I love it. Especially how each line flows into the other. This one is an amazing write in my mind, Anthony. Your talent is all up in this piece.

Shauna said...

an evocative, stunning poem.

skyraft said...

Really like the imagery in this.

Great poem.