Punctuation of Life and Death

When you lose someone, the world warps: a comma butterfly (settling on a nettle) distorts – flicks open wings to burnish, only to crisp in the sun. When you lose someone, summer colours tarnish; tastes and smells curdle like mouldy blackberries on a parched tongue, and all the while you long to hear their voice, […]

Finding Death’s Dominion

I have seen death’s dominion On the screen of my television: In the broad light of a September sun, A sky filled with bodies and broken bones. We did go mad to see those planes Annihilate the towers; Once more we are sane, We are dusty flowers Lifting our heads to the rain, Never wanting […]

Death and Life

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads the sisters Death and Night ~ Micro Poetry   Gazing with malicious grin The Grim Reaper comes harvesting Generations of the never-ending Circle of life. Death may swipe Infant innocence or guilt aghast, But humanity eludes his grasp. On a bright bed of flowers, Eve, the source […]

Death’s Dominion (found)

My reponse to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Writing Prompt: Tarot: Major Arcana: Death For this prompt I have used Dylan Thomas’s poem ‘And death shall have no dominion’ as the material for a found poem.   Death’s dominion is the naked dead; He places stars at foot and head And picks their bones to use again, Giving hope […]