From Sue Vincent: Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT) Wednesday 19th July and link back to Sue’s post with a pingback. Please make sure that the pingback works and if not, copy and paste your link into the comments section of Sue’s post. Don’t forget to use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
Image: Sue Vincent
You winged across an ocean,
Untiring, faithful in your mission
To deliver me sorrow, news of
Heart’s worst loss… The world
Stopped turning—still, soundless—
Even my weeping, mute river.
You blotted tears with onyx pinions,
Sat near, promised to stay awhile…
As hours lengthened—dusk’s blue-gray
Chamois, to inky ebon-indigo—
I feared grief’s fatigue had
Unhinged mind from logic.
Avian voice had altered, become much
Familiar—precise pitch, timbre, tempo.
From youth I knew its reassurance,
Embrace—despite dreams, distant reality.
Wide warm wings wrapped ’round
Me, close—I startled, pulled back to
Peer deep into black pearl eyes;
Watched them change to sea glass hue,
Holding pensive sapphire’d miles—
And then I knew.
Finally in death, risen as raven-feathered
Phoenix, you’d chosen for your return, my hearth.
©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.
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