Thursday, 16 February 2012

Turbulence, Truces and Truth

00:19:00 Posted by Damp incendiary device , 6 comments




Photography by Linzi Cason


1

An ocean at their unprepared feet
Milky foam like galaxies tossed
Across a latte misnomer
Intention that tires too soon
Dissipates on concrete steps
A million miniature water nymphs flee
Shear stress: pretty dance

She is lost in the detail, as usual,
He drifts out
Tries to spot the pattern in the chaos
Make sense of the waves:
Whales beyond
Great, dark, hulking mammals
Rush at the shore

Kamikaze trajectory

2

The sea pushes:
Intuitive occupation
The land withstands:
Reasonable resistance

Lovers across a bed

Erosion
Buildings to jetsam
Pollution
Seas to poison

3

Bridges
Boats
Piers
Canals

Rivers
Lakes
Streams
Puddles

Fountain
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6 comments:

Ashley R Lister said...

Vicky,

Excellent poetry as always. Could you also thank Linzi for the stunning photograph that accompanied this poem?

Ash

LinziCason said...

Thanks Ash! You can click my name and it will take you to more of my photos :)

Ashley R Lister said...

Linzi,

I could have lost an entire day studying those images. Glorious photography.

I'll be directing my students to your pages when they're in need of inspiration.

Ash

Lindsay said...

fantastic poetry as always Vicky, and beautiful photography too, I'll be looking for some inspiration there too Linzi :)

Ste said...

Yesterday morning I couldn't really take this in, think I was too lethargic. Today makes all the difference. Fantastic stuff. I love the swirling galaxy imagery in the opening stanza. Where you find the time to write all this quality stuff I've no idea.

vicky ellis said...

I stopped sleeping in 1996 :)

I'm yet to decide whether I recommend it.