Monday, March 4, 2013

A Bed of Dollar Bills



Death wears a crown 
Set with a golden dove 
Surrounded by gems in 
Blackened blood burgundy 
Such headgear holds the image 
Of a halo and the weight 
Of a lifeless vessel
Like guilt upon the shoulders 
Like the ruby eyes of a bird 




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17 comments:

emmett wheatfall said...

Every stich of verse in this gem of poetry is fabulous! It reads marvelously and the imagery is fascinating. The diction pitch perfect. Man, I love the work you are producing poetically. Keep carving your poetic path to greatness, Anthony. I'm watching.

Brian Miller said...

hey!!!! something new! i like...smiles...good to see you brother...

like the contrast of the crown of death being a halo...and a lifeless vessel...lots packed into that...

and then with the guilt as well...solid imagery as well with the ruby eyes of the bird...

moonlitpoetic said...

wow..very stark and effective imagery all throughout...loved this verse.

Kelvin S.M. said...

...such could be a noble departure... nicely... smiles...

Laurie Kolp said...

Lovely images.

ayala said...

A great write. Good to see you again.

lookingforroots said...

So much is contained in these tight words. Very beautifully written.

Addie P. Abbott said...

Short and sweet. Great Imagery

Claudia said...

Death wears a crown
Set with a golden dove...great work on the images and cool seeing you at dVerse..

Stan Ski said...

Graphic piece, hard to take your eyes off it...

savageheathen said...

Eight terse lines that reeled me in. Very nice.

Gretchen Leary said...

Oh wow, this is amazing. Every line is loaded with provocative phrases and imagery. Love this

Truedessa said...

This has great imagery that screams at you..the picture speaks volume.

indieflower said...

Wow, I love this poem. Especially these lines:
"Such headgear holds the image
Of a halo and the weight
Of a lifeless vessel"

And the ending ("the ruby eyes of a bird").

Fred Rutherford said...

fantastic imagery in here. Love the image of death with a dove, very strong.

Zen Moments said...

What a gem this poem. Agree with many above great imagery.

dragyonfly said...

I love this brief but direct piece. Death wears a crown. And the dove to me represents peace in death and the other specifics represent how it is the same no matter what. Thanks for sharing this. Also, I love the photo.