Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Dark of the Moon Blues (6WS)



Spring Tides

when the light goes out up there
for a day or two, 
I feel the tug of nothing
like trying to sing in a vacuum
and no sounds come out

no song satisfies 
unless it's in a minor key
with that heavy beat behind it
like a steady blow
between the shoulder blades

and I begin to slosh in and out
like the spring tide,
retreating further and further from shore
exposing rocks and broken shells
that won't be seen again
for another year

9 comments:

  1. This is brilliant - dark, but brilliant

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  2. thanks, Viv. Im glad you like it.

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  3. It may be blue but it's beautiful :)

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  4. Love your poem, especially "the neap tide," a phrase I don't see too often.

    Six Words and Solstice Songs

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  5. annnd possibly, MMT, because I didnt use it correctly there. (blushes). I go for drama, and I come up feeling silly. but it is a great word, isnt it. ANYway.

    and thanks, jo.

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  6. We're only a little disappointed about the New Moon this week out here in Hatteras, but it's let us have a great view of Venus and Jupiter in the blackest sky possible. AAAAND we gets us The Solstice...so YAY for that!

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  7. And the Solstice is what its about anyway. =)

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  8. Such an incredible poem. It really touched my heart. We've all had those dark moments and you capture them so poignantly!
    I thought you might appreciate a poem I wrote recently about a nasty storm which hit the Australian East Coast back in April. We got a beating here but further North in the Hunter Valley a few people died and a few houses were swept away down the river. It was absolutely awful for the poor families watching their homes drift away like ships but it also looked quite comical. https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/beach-storm/
    Take care & best wishes, Rowena

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  9. Thanks, Rowena.
    I love what you did with the photos and the poem, they do meld nicely. Water has such a force, and yet we take it for granted until we see what it can actually do--I still have memories of watching those tidal wave videos from a few years back, with the water just flowing up and over and pushing entire brick and concrete structures out of the way...

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