Image: Kim Lewis
The sky’s a cotton whole-cloth quilt
spread ready for embellishment
adding glorious detail of light and shade
with swirls of wild commotion here and there
amid calmer spaces ─ of confrontation spare.
Or darkness rules
in sombre gloom-filled grey
over the surface, appliqué
relieved from time to time by jewels
of sunrise blaze
or night-time sparkles.
Miz Quickly gives us a rerun of an old prompt, to start with a line by someone else. She tells us to look around. Read some New-to-us poetry. … to look for a line that captures our imagination (and holds its own). I had several poetry books for Christmas, and my line is the title poem from a chapbook daughter Sally gave me: Border Song, with poetry by Linda France and Images by Kim Lewis
This is a favourite prompt for me – last year it resulted in the most read poem
on my blog, “Beauty crowds me till I die”