The annihilator rises and dons his crown
of peaks tinged red with blood and dawn.
At his feet, leafless trees feign death,
mighty forests bristling with dread,
and convocations of eagles take wing,
their obedient beaks sharpened to do his bidding;
and we, like timid rabbits, scutter for shelter
from the emperor’s apocalyptic helter skelter.
Kim M. Russell, 3rd August 2019
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Art FLASH / 55
For this weekend’s art collaboration, Kerry has introduced an illustrator in mixed media ink, Quincy Washington, from Portland, Oregon, USA, who has given permission for us to use his gold-embellished ‘Emperor of the Dawn’ for our poetic inspiration, which is part of his Zodiac Series: Royal Talens Collection – Leo.
Kerry says that there are no restrictions, we should let the image speak to us and respond in a poetic or prose form of our choosing. I chose to write a Flash 55.