Friday, June 17, 2016

Portraits at Rest







A Rock, by Thyago Hills
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cool eyes
leak quietude
in umbra.

silence, the mantle i wear.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2016



Sanaa's prompt is Rest. Come join us for a feast of poems at A Dash of Sunny

Also linking up to Poets United Poetry Pantry

36 comments:

  1. Whistles!!! Such awe and such a whole lot of power even in the brevity of your verse :D Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights Audrey and for your constant love and support :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. The shadows of evening do imply that it is time for rest don't they?

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    1. in the spill
      of shadow
      over soul

      we fight
      each declination
      of light sometimes
      wearing our bones
      as cape, counsel
      and crown

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      good thoughtful piece

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  3. Love this one, it's a beauty Audrey; this is why I rest in words...

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    1. I think that is why we all rest in words--there is a peace that can be found

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  4. silence, the mantle i wear.

    Yes, one needs to be discreet but able to withstand any threats.

    Hank

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  5. silence, the mantle i wear.

    Yes, one needs to be discreet but able to withstand any threats.

    Hank

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  6. The title alone triggers a thousand questions..i imagine all the portraits hanging in galleries thinking when will you stop looking - and allow me to rest

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    1. Ah-Jae--I love that idea--if portraits could speak, what might their stories be like?

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  7. This is a treat for the senses. The soothing first line, the promise in the second line, and the beautiful image painted by your closing line. Just perfect!

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    1. I enjoyed writing this one-so I am glad that you like it

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  8. This is so powerful – an adroit intermingling of visual, discernment and recognition. The last line is superb.

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    1. Thank you for reading it Wendy--hope you are well

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  9. I think "quietude" is my new favourite word. Your piece so beautiful in it's calmness XXX

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  10. Oh wow what a powerful poem to bid me rest!

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  11. Love the sense of umbra... such a perfect color for silence.

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  12. I can really feel the quietude here.

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  13. I feel gently led into "quietude" thank you for your lovely words,,

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  14. I'm picturing two portraits ... or perhaps a family. A marriage having fallen apart; wading through that hopeless silent stage ... knowing it's over but not being ready to move forward.

    Or more likely, you are attending a funeral.

    This is the beauty of micro poetry. So many stories are hidden inside.

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  15. Wonderful. In the quiet and silence we can gain the most inspiration.

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  16. You married your words to the image with excellent skill,

    Elizabeth

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  17. Great thoughtful piece! It captures the mood perfectly.

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  18. So few words in this poem and yet incredibly powerful. So often we hide behind our feelings. And then they bubble to the surface and it's not so easy to suppress them.
    In any case, I can't wait to read your poetry book one of these days. :D Haha. Yeah, that's right. I'm wondering when it'll come out. ;)

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  19. This is a lovely meditative moment that seems well suited to the summer weather I've been getting. Shady trees seem perfect for pondering on a hot summer day.

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