Broken Things

Painting by Fay Collins

 


A voice
Echoing grit and pain
Adrift through barren trees
No one
To capture the pleas
Of broken things
Busted dreams
Colors fading
Pained by truth
Wind bursts
Beckoning 
To be felt and seen
We are
Reaching... Reaching out
Breathing out 
With a fractured
Scream







Written for dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Very nicely done! Takes me to the Scream by Munch! Very strong images and feelings.

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  2. Terrific ending. Brings life to the painting.

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  3. Dana,
    This is such a visceral exclamation of thwarted desire and pain. The phrase "fractured scream," easily heard reverberating in the bleak landscape.
    Pax,
    Dora

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  4. loved the lines " to capture the pleas , of broken things" . you captured me with this line

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by! I have been in a drought for so long. I'm hoping this poem will break that!

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  5. I love where the artwork took you: a powerful response!

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  6. This painting has prompted such very different poems, and such intensity of writing. This is a real poem of the anthropocene, of ecological despair.

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    1. Thank you! I always find the different perspectives very interesting and love reading where others go!

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  7. I really like the ending... I can see both hope and the darkness you describe in that painting.

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes we have to experience those dark moments to appreciate the light!

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  8. The winter does enter us that way sometimes. But the trees will know spring again, and so will we.

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  9. a very haunting poem .... well done!

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  10. Oh my....I really felt that, as well as heard it, wonderful rhythm, every word, line, packing its punch, and clicking perfectly into the next line. Wonderful...

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  11. Thank you very much! That means a lot due to this being the first thing I've written this year! I've been in a slump!

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