Graffiti on a Broken Sky



(guilty, guileless)
a rebel heart,
an unquiet start
a whispered want
and a place
to hold my still
long-fractured hope.

Then soft
(and sound
and soon),
steal me some long-lost wisp
of cloud, harboring
a sunrise
aiding and abetting
the moon.


Lill’s got a fun one for us over at Quadrille Monday at dVerse today. Come play! 

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12 Responses to Graffiti on a Broken Sky

  1. lifelessons says:

    All of your poems are will-o’-the-wisp!! Love them.

  2. Marie Elena says:

    You at your finest, right here.

  3. Shawna says:

    Oh my gosh, De! I am insane over this!!! Especially the first three lines. Soooo good.

  4. Shawna says:

    You remind me why I used to write, and make me wonder if I could do it again.

  5. Singledust says:

    paintbrush-hush – like the start of something from deep inside the soul – your words are so delicate

  6. kim881 says:

    A wistful quadrille, De. I like the ‘Paintbrush-hush’, ‘whispered want’ and ‘long-fractured hope’ and have fallen in love with the lines:
    ‘steal me some long-lost wisp
    of cloud, harboring
    a sunrise
    aiding and abetting
    the moon’.

  7. sanaarizvi says:

    My goodness this is good! ❤️ Especially love; “steal me some long-lost wisp of cloud.” ❤️

  8. lillian says:

    Beautiful! Most especially love those last five lines. And the idea of the paintbrush coloring the dark sky with graffiti. I do love when there’s a moon at night, big enough that it becomes etched by the wisps of cloud that cross her face in different places. Next time I see that, I’ll be thinking of it as graffiti! 🙂

  9. Grace says:

    Love the title and each line with your rebel heart stamping the sky.

  10. I so love the rebel heart that keeps you alive to that stunning end with the moon.

  11. Dorianna says:

    …”a place to hold my still long fractured hope” beautiful line

  12. Charley says:

    Nicely formed. The solitary comma. Art.

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