Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dust


O! claustrophobic air
apparent and busy in the sun.

Dust hangs in waves of spring,
a universe from the bliss of nowhere.

What fallen star, what robin,
what powdered sooth plays a second chance?

Follow flotsam to the horizon,
cross the bridge through gathering cloud.

Inhale motes and flutter-boats
the balm of dusk explodes a single sigh.



tk/April 2014






Sexy read by a springy R.A.D. Stainforth...







24 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Tess. Flighty as New England weather

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  2. The extraordinary sexiness of your words -- again --

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  3. The unexpected quick rhyme in the last stanza contrasts with the somberness in the last line to... pretty much blow my mind. Fantastic.

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  4. beautiful imagery ....especially love the last two lines

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  5. Oh, my. A splendid read by Ronaldo. I thought I heard a bit of Burton in there.

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  6. ... don't laugh, but this sounds so very Shakespearean to me ... just sayin'.

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  7. Inhale motes and flutter-boats―
    the balm of dusk explodes a single sigh.

    A movie in words.

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  8. At first i thought " not her best work", but i came to appreciate the power as time rolled by...all the while thinking " is the girl in the image her ?"
    I always suspected you were a motie , and now its confirmed
    "The Mote In Gods Eye"
    ( its a book)

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  9. Another fine word painting Tess. And with RAD's reading I can just about detect that cloud of Sahara dust that has settled on our fair and dusty Isle.

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  10. Like your sounds in the last stanza. Who knew that all about dust...

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  11. Follow flotsam to the horizon,
    cross the bridge

    That's some journey :-)

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  12. I love this: inhale motes and flutter boats.

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  13. dust hangs in waves of spring..I think a window needs to be opened..I always
    enjoy your writings.

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  14. Thanks for all your kind and generous comments, dear readers...

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  15. Ah yes, I'm a flutter with, "Inhale motes, and flutter boats..." images alive again.

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  16. What a flow...as beautiful as the picture....

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  17. Tess - what more can you do but inhale in awe? Inhale again at RAD's reading!

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  18. Thank you, Tess. I'm learning much from reading your lovely interpretations of the prompts. I love the simplicity.

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  19. A wonderful write and I love the last line. You are a true craftswoman of words!

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  20. Especially loving those last two lines.
    (Hey, you came late to your own party, today!)

    ;)

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  21. I could spend days picturing "the balm of dusk". And I might...

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  22. Geez, Tess, this is so great! Now, if I were the CEO of the company that makes Allegra or Claritin, or any other allergy medication and I read this, I would have my people call your people to discuss having it used in company advertising!

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