Sunday, September 4, 2011

a plum grey line

a corner of the sky
holds a plum grey line
smoke smudged by a fingertip cloud
etched by a nicotine moon - rolled and wet
sliced and slivered, as

out loud silhouettes
call in the day - cover it with hap hazard haze
in random conceal all things
colored and thought beyond shadow

violet kisses
her mother good-night - indigo awakes
moves herself by starlight along the road leading to lost, winds
herself toward underworlds
pressed to paper -

layered by wood, bedding
with belief and musing herself
with twilight - mused itself with worded silence

coyrighted 2011

Started playing with Soundcloud...bkm


  1. So nice to hear the voice of the words!

  2. some really great visuals bk, nice play wiht the colors...

  3. What a wonderful layering of fantastic images!

  4. I love the effective use of colour in poetry, and you have painted this twilight picture with a beautiful palette. So wonderful to hear the words spoken by their author too!

  5. seductive, colorful, and in the moment of about to enjoy pleasure. layered by wood was a surprise image that gave me a little taste, too. rich stuff.

  6. Beautiful... I really enjoyed this... my fav is the 3rd stanza.

  7. Loved the color, movement and scene.

  8. What color and character you gave to twilight...

  9. can't help but feel a kinship between the poem and the Millay quote here in the sidebar.
    the lovely light of our existence, blurred into such a palette of colors.
    reflective as a pond at twilight, when the stars are just beginning to wink into being.

    stanza three is breathtaking.