Sunday, February 05, 2012

rising onto the sky

she holds fairy dust in her hands
pressurised into a triangular glass
it cuts into her palm
that redness matches her blood
which she will collect in a glass tumbler
her body disappeared into the earth
only her hands are visible
like two peas in a pod
someone etched her anguish into a sculpture

I again sprinkle fairy dust
the depths of its blackness sparkles on me.   
etching into the epidermis

"if I could pull her out of the earth
I would have shared the sparkles"

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Two lines in the second stanza aren't mine. I thank Rey-mundo for those. I know he will read it.

21 comments:

Helena said...

I love fairies and folklore and all things related. Nice imagery. I'd have loved to have seen that glittery resurrection, too!

Sue said...

This one definitely wins the prize for creative this week. Unsettling, too.

And what a cool and kinda creepy photo!

=)

Kavita said...

My my! Your lines could cause an earthquake in a heart like mine, Gautami! Stunning!

Tess Kincaid said...

I like the contrast between the fairy dust and the anguish...nice...

Jo said...

true faerie lore ... what a brilliant piece of writing ... just amazing!

Judie said...

Excellent post, Rek! And that photo of the sculpture is cool!!

Sarah in Maine said...

Enjoy your twist on the prompt...
Peace
Siggi in Downeast Maine

Dreaming said...

Oh my... that gave me shivers!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Awesome write!..

JJRod'z

Linda said...

The ethereal and eerie edges of your poem are counter balanced by the sparkle and creativity, Gautami. I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for sharing.

Wayne Pitchko said...

well done again Gautami....thanks for shaaring

anitamombanita said...

That's quite an interesting image...and you did a great job of creating that image with your words...well done.

Wander said...

Thank you for this

http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com/2012/02/grave-so-fine.html

Wander

Tumblewords: said...

Sharing sparkles is a fine thing to do. I enjoyed this piece.

Cad said...

someone etched her anguish into a sculpture

So they did...

Helen said...

'blood collected in a glass tumbler' ... wow!

Summer Rain said...

dynamic word flow.
love it.

:)

Jack said...

Gautami,

Read all pending poems. Liked Gunned Down the most. It is a pleasure to read your poems.

Take care

Chèvrefeuille said...

Awesome. Wonderful poem.

Shauna said...

surreal, intriguing.

Jenny said...

You are on the of the best writers for visualization. Your words are always so compelling and vivid to me. Love your style girl...even with a difficult prompt like this!