Sunday, February 24, 2013

blurred into nothingness


Venus de Milo with Drawers, 1936, Salvador Dali
a sublime moment of truth
tears into the limits
pieces of patience
tests the heroic prophets
loneliness is stealing into the heart
dry eyes find themselves gazing into space
myriads of everything are hidden in the drawers
yet the monarch stands tall

"broken discipline takes away the winds
monday will bring it into order
only to make it slowly disintegrate until further orders"


22 comments:

Gerry@Strummed Words said...

Interesting your seeing the sculpture as representing a monarch. It does fit! Nice words.

Mametz said...

I especially like the line - loneliness is stealing into the heart - it sums up the picture.

Laurie Kolp said...

I love the ending... great poem.

Lisa Williams said...

"loneliness is stealing into the heart" is a wonderful line, great poem!

The Write Girl said...

Amazing verses with vivid imagery. Each subsequent line builds upon the other. Nicely written.

Heidi said...

Clever use of both prompts, and they seem to go together effortlessly.
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Kathe W. said...

Love the last line. thipsi

Stan Ski said...

There's always the 'further orders'...

Veronica Roth said...

I want to know what's in the drawers! Nicely whirled. :)

Granny Smith said...

As always, you have wrapped your sensitivity around an image. Beautifully done!pubjuum

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the loneliness line, and the prophets - and, especially, the title.

oldegg said...

I suppose all of us have drawers hidden with secrets. Why not the Venus too who Dali ensured first that she couldn't open them. I saw a conjectural reconstruction once of where her arms would have been...they just didn't look right!

Akila G said...

Yet it stands tall..to find order only to disengage again...so very typical of the human mind!

Akila G said...

stands alone, cut out to engage and disengage on orders. So very akin to the human mind! :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

I love your last line. She does stand tall.

Karen S. said...

Wonderful, and silly isn't it how Mondays have a way of doing just that!

Kim Nelson said...

Yet the monarch stands tall... made me think back a few decades to the fall of the Shah of Iran.

Kutamun said...

I lke the mlitary accent , Gautami , cheers

Ruchi Jain said...

its nice..

typewriterpoet said...

my gosh the last part about monday's are words to chew on I loved it!

Tess Kincaid said...

Don't ask...don't tell...

Sue said...

"hidden in the drawers..."

I wondered what was hiding in there!

Well done.

=)