Monday, March 10, 2014

Gēras



My flesh resembles that of a stone
Hardened by the erosion of reality
I witness like a fly on the wall
Camouflaged in blue smoke quartz.




*We're doing micro poetry inspired by the photography of Shanyns 





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34 comments:

Brian Miller said...

blue smoke quarts....what a color eh? smiles. like how you came back to the stone...those first two lines give it a lot of heart man...

Claudia said...

ugh..it's painful when we have to camouflage to not get hurt further....blue smoke quarts is a totally cool color description..

kaykuala said...

Very apt with the micro thing! Nicely Anthony!

Hank

Mary said...

Ah, a fly on the wall can definitely witness many things. An obscure observer of so many things that go on. Out of sight & all seeing.

Heaven said...

I like the flesh like stone, camouflaged in blue smoke quartz ~ Good one Anthony ~

Glenn Buttkus said...

I wrote a poem about my mother, long passed, called FLESH & STONE. Really liked what you did with the poem, each line has great insight & strength.

ayala said...

Very cool!

Beachanny said...

Personification with color - great image and better text. The blues go deep here!

Linda Manning said...

"Hardened by the erosion of reality" and yet the passion of the piece renders it totally forgivable. Great use of color in this~

Wolfsrosebud said...

cool interpretation of the picture... nice solid piece

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh, this is wonderful, really packed full of imagery. The erosion of reality gets us all, doesn't it? Good thing we have poetry to hold us together. smiles

notenoughpoetry.com said...

Wow, powerful images here! The idea of skin being like stone because of eroding realities really resonates with me, Anthony.

Björn said...

Color stone.. and the fly on the wall.. eroding stone.. what a marvelous image...

Kathryn said...

Very clever use of words, love the fly on the wall.

Victoria said...

Gorgeous photo and words. Love the predominance of color in this, Tony.

vivinfrance said...

Just gorgeous.

lynndiane said...

Life is fragile, reality hard and your poem is cool as blue smoke quartz!

Carla Dawn Dunlap said...

I enjoyed that the elements of reality and illusion are both present and suspended. The sentience and in-animation elements play well against each other. Very nice. Thanks.

Mystic_Mom said...

Wow you really nailed it! Powerful words.

bwfiction said...

granite - hard timeless unmovable - a nice contrast for the dragonfly.

Kamana said...

and the eyes... bulging like that... like some form of gemstone. very cool.

Lasha M said...

this is beautiful.........

Marina Sofia said...

Ah, what a beast reality can be, eroding all that is lovely in us! Wonderful reinterpretation of a beautiful photo!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Striking words for a striking image.

Abhra said...

Beautiful visuals Anthony - great work with camouflage. I have some shots like this myself.

dkirkstokes said...

A hidden dragon... very nice.

kkkkaty said...

How beautiful is that? Delicate yet strongly balanced and solid.

Gabriella said...

Great poem and photo! I enjoyed the powerful imagery, especially the camouflage in 'blue stone quartz'.

freyawrites.com said...

Lovely - and the picture is stunning.

Truedessa said...

Really enjoyed this one..the second line packs a punch. I like how you weaved in the blue lines.

razzamadazzle said...

You've packed a lot of imagery into this micro poem. Love "erosion of reality."

deejayzed said...

My, i love thsi so much. The metaphor of flesh being a stone...eroded by reality....just stunning! And so cutting and real and vivid. I completely relate to that emotion. I couldn't have expresses it better. It's sad that life hurts us so much that we are forced to turn into ourselves and hide for fear of being completely sawed to dust. Like Ralph Waldo aid, "society is fatal."

Dawn Paoletta said...

Oh, yes. reality erodes, and we do see it all...

mywordwall said...

Your first two lines are terrific (as the rest are). They grabbed my attention quickly.