This Brushfire Bristle of Beard





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It’s weird. The way
things got all fragmented and strange,
rearranged into less.

I was whole once.

I think. You see, it’s very difficult to say
since the day
the better part of my skull became sky.

Lill has us pondering sculpture, and chiseling a conversation, over at dVerse. Come play! 




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24 Responses to This Brushfire Bristle of Beard

  1. lillian says:

    I thought this sculpture thought provoking — and even more so after reading your words! I thought I was whole…once….I think…

  2. Gosh, so engaging and haunting…

  3. The skull become sky… what a perfect last line…

  4. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Beautifully haunting ❤ ❤
    Lovely work, De

    Lots of love,

  5. Wonderful take on this particular sculpture. I love your spacing and punctuation that add so much. The pauses are important in this.

  6. Grace says:

    Love this part De:

    rearranged into less.
    I was whole once.

  7. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Nice, the title takes us one place, he poem another, & both places perfectly compliment the image; very fine rocking of today’s prompt.

  8. Bodhirose says:

    Very cool title, De…my expectations went somewhere else but loved that last line!

  9. Nan Mykel says:

    You sure took the words right out of her mouth!

  10. B. E. Adalgari says:

    Wow. This was excellent also. That last line lands perfectly, and beguiles the reader into going back to the beginning to start over with a newer, more whole, sense of the piece’s meaning.

  11. kim881 says:

    Love the title – it kind of came out of nowhere – until I read the poem a few times. As Glenn said, the title takes us one place, the poem another, & both places perfectly compliment the image.

  12. Sumana Roy says:

    though “I was whole once.” adds a sad note to the piece, the last line compels us to be grateful for the shattering….picture perfect title…

  13. Unlimited thought! Lovely!

  14. Kathy Reed says:

    Quite the imagination here, De; I like the line breaks in this.

  15. Expansive and open to possibilities! Great De-magination!

  16. You have really reminded me of a long conversation I had this afternoon with a friend who has been caring for her aunt, who has dementia. That losing of self, and sense of confusion.

  17. maria says:

    “I was once a whole…” ~ awwee, no sadder words than this one. A truly haunting piece, De!

  18. lynn__ says:

    Wow! A thought-provoking take on the prompt.

  19. Bryan Ens says:

    Same image as Lillian, but such a different poem. Love the pondering in this!

  20. Mish says:

    Sorry for my late response, De.
    I love this take on the prompt, the casual sarcasm at the end. This was a compact little gem.

  21. Let’s just address the hole in my head thing…”it’s weird.” Perfect summation, De.

  22. S T O N E S T A T U E..
    Ah.. yes.. Face without
    a head.. head without a face..
    disintegration of ego.. never reAlly
    held toO close to miNd and BoDy soUl..
    Funny how poEtry glued the Language
    and emoTioN.. back with me A SONG..
    and DancE literAlly made
    me a legend in the
    eYes of somE otheRs
    in the general
    danCinG audience2..
    i suppose the bottom line
    is humpty dumpty can bE
    put BACK toGeTher agAin but nah..
    and sure Isis CAN help Osiris do it2..
    but hell no.. not all the ‘King’s Horses..
    and Men.. not even doctors.. not
    even priests and politicians..
    not even prayers of others..
    when God comeS noW
    to live inside FReED
    best thing
    of ALL REAL

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