Against the Strand


Three blackbirds etch
their signature
across a sapphire shore
swollen with sunlight.

She quills her own
song in the snow
with tail feathers
and broken ink.


Prompted by toads.
The word group I worked up was:
swollen   blackbirds    snow   tail feathers   ink   sapphire      song


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4 Responses to Against the Strand

  1. Shawna says:

    I am INSANE over this poem. Seriously, nuts.

    “Three blackbirds etch
    their signature
    across a sapphire shore”

    Lines like that are why poetry was invented in the first place.

  2. Kerry says:

    You achieved a powerful contrast in these stanzas – stark imagery.

  3. Oh, I love this. Yes, a powerful contrast. Life as it is.

  4. Images which really come to life in different ways! Lovely words.

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