Tread gently in this skyscape,
where a single cloud can weigh
heavy on the soul. Some escape;
cumulonimbi the shade of sludge
bluster grumpily across the sky
until the sun sets, and blackbirds
trill in hedges. An owl hoots a reply,
to a distant barking dog.
It is then that I see dead people,
looming like vaporous fog,
and left-over dust and gases
transform into stars and sepals.
A nebula of flower scent and birdsong
fills the dying light with a ghostly throng.
Kim M. Russell, 25th May 2021
Image by Slawek K on Unsplash
My response to dVerse Poets Poetics: Go Ahead, Make My Day
Mish is back with us for this Tuesday’s Poetics, thinking about how much she misses going to watch a movie at the cinema, which is why she has brought the big screen into today’s prompt.
She says that we all have favourite movies that have made an impact on us with powerful images and catchy lines, dialogue that transcends beyond the screen, with many movie quotes having made their way into our daily conversation, advertisements and memes.
Mish has provided a list of quotes to choose from. Our mission is to select one of the movie quotes and incorporate it in a poem of any style, leaving the original theme of the movie behind and giving it a new place to land.
I chose “I see dead people” from ‘The Sixth Sense’, 1999.