Is this how it’s going to be?

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Aggression sticks to everything, being the main cause of black rain
to erupt
from the once compliant sky—
words are fetal
for even fireflies can lose their light;
a mason jar filled with never to be read notes,
is this how it’s going to be?
Is this what we are expected to endure;
black-eyed susans ripped apart in hopes of puncturing equality—
it’s no mystery
where and what the pattern is pointing to; yet I defy by breathing
soft and steady.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Mystery, by Odilon Redon. Fair Use.

Day Ten ~ The Art of Odilon Redon.

Posted for Play It Again @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Amazing! How wonderfully inspired you were by this image.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  2. Wow, Sanaa, the image you chose has brought out another side of you! I especially love the lines:
    ‘…words are fetal
    for even fireflies can lose their light’
    and
    ‘black-eyed susans ripped apart in hopes of puncturing equality’.
    The ending ‘soft and steady’ is a relief.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  3. Kerry says:

    I adore the picture you chose, and the ekphrastic elements are very well drawn throughout. Another excellent poem in April.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  4. Ellecee says:

    “yet I defy by breathing
    soft and steady.” We hope that more of us can defy the acts of aggression done thoughtlessly🙏

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  5. hedgewitch says:

    Picture and words swirl together, and Mystery is served up very well, very personally here, in many shades and moods.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hedgewitch 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

  6. Lillian says:

    Ah….we chose the same painting. Interesting how different our interpretations are….art is in the eye of the beholder indeed.
    I love your take on this and most especially these words:
    “for even fireflies can lose their light;
    a mason jar filled with never to be read notes,
    is this how it’s going to be?”
    I find this statement and this question stunning and so engaging.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  7. “black-eyed susans ripped apart in hopes of puncturing equality—” Wow! So love what you pulled from the image.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  8. Jim says:

    Sanaa, you got me into sync here with black rain. More unknowns would be coming, think tank caliber ideas.
    And they did. Nice writing, clever.
    ..

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