In Conflict Times

Posted: September 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
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with a cows docility

anima of a woman

remote in all feeling

suffering gone,

abandoned to marble silence,

beyond the fields of fire

smoke cauldroned clouds

into dense oblivion,

as if with blessing

she over watched with a gaze

bright resilient,

no more fierce as the rugged

mountains that encompassed

bay and gorge

on distant coastline,

beating within her breast

was a warriors heart

hidden by a gentle grace,

raising her hand

as if for resolution

no more lost to the pain,

on the wind that dispersed

the smoke,

trees shake

leaves tremble,

from this most burning pain

a new splendor found prompt Wordle #73

  1. PJF Sayers says:

    Some interesting turns with your phrasing here. Nicely done. It is a pleasure to meet you.


  2. JulesPaige says:

    I thought of a woman warrior – the shaman of the saga of the books “The Clan of the Cave Bear” by Auel I think. You could start your own saga with this verse. Mysteriously enchanting.

    Thanks for your visit. The back stories of my verse can be found on the pages on my blogger site titled Story Verse A and Story Verse B. Cheers.

  3. I like the idea of “burning pain” where one finds “a new splendour”. And the imagery. They follow so nicely that each line simply walks me to the next (of course, that would happen anyway, but i’m sure you know what I mean)

  4. 1sojournal says:

    Your poem reminds me of Joan of Arc for some reason. Not sure why, but I do like the contradictions you pose and your thought provoking use of the words,


    • clawfish says:

      Interesting thought Elizabeth i love catching peoples interpretations it was also reposted on a Greek site about Nationalism, fascinating, thank you for visiting and have a great week

  5. Claudia says:

    nice…esp. liked…
    beating within her breast
    was a warriors heart
    hidden by a gentle grace…

  6. slpmartin says:

    Agree with the Susan about the ‘abandoned to marble silence’ line.

  7. really liked abandoned to marble silence.

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