Teresa’s Prompt: Welcome back to Saturday’s Mix. This week, I thought we’d look at silhouettes…They have wonderful contrast of light and dark to reveal the outline of an object…I wondered how this would look in writing. If you struggle with a silhouette poem/prose piece, you can also simply use the word in your writing. Once you’ve written your piece please tag your work Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie and Saturday Mix.
I could have been mere
Silhouette in your life—
Silent, slender shadow, me;
Soft floral scent wafted on breeze,
Slipped in through your window.
I would have been mere
Your silhouette entered
My heart-life fully,
No slim blur on wall or floor.
Yours was far more:
A broad shouldered superhero,
Suave silhouette of substance;
Pensive blue-gaze, palpable shadow—
Pulse vibrating ‘mid sunbeams silver,
As though you’d escaped Death’s
Pewter visage, his greedy winter eye.
Time has its subtle silhouette—
Whispered ticking, quickly by…
But Ghost-love, you shackled clock and
Calendar; cancelled our span of years
To give me dear companionship
Which lingers, dawn till dusky sky…
©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.
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