Saturday, June 18, 2016

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['Guernica' by Pablo Picasso from google dot com]

YO YOU SISTERS
Yo! you sisters, Night and Death,
You wrench a flood of tears,
From the tsumani of sorrow's bosom,
Wretched and weary, you leave to mourn
Forgetting, brother Resurrection:
The Hope of those hearts, ripped to shreds,
Nailed to spikes, of regret and dread;
Light of the World, gentler than a mother’s womb
YO YOU SISTERS © gillena cox 2016

Written for Kerry O'Connor prompt
the sisters Death and Night ~ Micro Poetry
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

Challenge: to write a poem in no more than 10 lines (but you may write in fewer than 10 lines all the way down to a single American sentence). You may choose your own form or stick to free verse, if preferred.
The subject matter for your poem is wide open, but bear in mind 'the sisters Death and Night' angle from the poem 'Reconciliation' by Walt Whitman

22 comments:

  1. So very befitting to use Guernica to illustrate your poem

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

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  2. Like Bjorn said, the words go so well with the Picasso masterpiece.

    I liked how you portrayed a kind of character of the "sisters".

    -HA

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Anmol

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  3. The last line caught me by surprised... a surprised that really balanced the poem. ♥

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    1. Happy you dropped in Magaly

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  4. Yes, you've got it right, Gillena.
    And Picasso's journey of life shows how hard it is before the time comes.
    ..

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jim

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  5. A great shout out for Brother Resurrection.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

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  6. Such a great beginning and heartfelt poem. Thanks. K.

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  7. The "tsunami of sorrows" is a very cool phrase.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

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  8. I like the concept of Brother Resurrection to conquer the fear of death. Death is a new beginning.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jabblog

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  9. There are so many dark voices. Thank you for bringing light.

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  10. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Susie

    Much love...

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  11. Thanks for dropping in Anna

    Much love...

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