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Offline daisyxo

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Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« on: January 16, 2015, 05:42 PM »
Any takers ... will return later with my attempt.


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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 01:14 AM »
earth is out of room
top-heavy residences
cling to shaky ground
I felt it shelter to speak to you  ~Emily Dickinson

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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 01:27 PM »
a work in progress ... haven't written anything in a very long time!


Room at the Top

Crumbling walls, shifting rooftops,
creature comforts and cluttered minds,
home improvements, life ever changing,
slide on over to the other side.

Crowded memories, elite new standing,
There’s room at the top if you reach for the sky,
Strive for perfection, shout it to the world,
nurture it, sell it, then reap the rewards.

Unbalanced framework, set up to fail
The scales of nature bare unhealthy hearts
Up from the ground, built for survival
Killing our own for tomorrow’s prime.

Full to the brim, our minds, our lives
Staggered and shaky, ready to fall
Cleave to the future, full steam to the past
Life still prejudiced … trust misplaced.

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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 11:21 PM »
Bravo! You don't seem out of practice to me.   *hug* I'll need some time stare and wrap my brain 'round this one for a bit.  I've been trying to write abstract poetry lately. My first two attempts are posted in the Poetry and Prose section. Not sure I've quite got the hang of it yet. (My brain seems a bit too linear and logical. Maybe.) But this pic is a great incentive.
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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2016, 10:18 PM »
Thanks G ... that picture is pretty abstract.  Give it a try
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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 06:04 AM »

I spy
a village in the sky
tilting this way and that
looking for a flat-earth landing
keep your dream eyes open
on that straight horizon
so we don't fall out
flotsam and jetsam

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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 08:25 AM »
Loving it ... a new picture coming soon ... meanwhile, anyone who wants to join in, please do.
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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2016, 10:49 PM »
calling all muses...

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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2016, 11:18 AM »
The silliness in me sees so many elements one has to comprehend and fuse together I had to reword your invitation from calling all muses, to calling all fuses....
Sorry, but this is what you get from old geezers. I promise to try to do better.
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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2017, 09:45 PM »
beautiful picture, maybe I'll give it a try ... to be continued
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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 09:27 PM »
Everything is golden
or so they say
words to debate
sailing away

above the sea
in the cool of night
drifting ‘till dawn
no relief in sight

I’ll find a new place
to plant my feet
with valleys and hills
a place to retreat

from the fury of the storm
leaving troubles behind
a new place to call home
and peace of mind

to the heart that loves
clichés of the gold
another day perhaps
to have and to hold


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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2017, 12:32 AM »
daisy, Bravo!  :rose

Cleverly and sensitively written! How good to see your creativity here again.
This is, I hope, the beginning of a new phase for the Alley.


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On glories past
her entry
splits the ether
a surge of force
fierce enough to
whip the wind
and roil the seas

valiantly undaunted
she cries peace
our reckless princess
standing on the
horn of grace

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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Pictur
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2017, 08:59 AM »
Take the Golden Conch they told me
Go and find your one true love
The albatross will guide you
Your path lit from above

Along rough and stormy seas
The Golden Conch did fly
My yearning heart determined
My hopes won't be denied

With ocean spray kisses on my face
I see the heavens part
And there before me stands
The focus of my heart

My arms reach out and pull him in
And then we sail away
Never more to be alone
Together we will stay
I felt it shelter to speak to you  ~Emily Dickinson

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Re: Ecphrasis -- New Picture
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2017, 09:12 AM »

Dear sis, you haven't lost your touch. Very nicely done! :rose

Isn't it cool just how we perceive the picture, all different
but up a similar thread running through all three pieces.

love, B
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