Walters Art Museum [Public domain, CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
There are fools surrounding a god
of smoke & poison
remember angel voices caramel breath linger long,
“it is I,
time to wake”
embrace this desire & live no prisoner
laugh open our secret magic
never let peace go
in warm night
a marble boy is born
the star bleeds
and will heal him
it is salt-rhythm poetry
glass and fire
for a wild heart
Saturday Magnetic Poetry. The Oracle decided to go with some magical realism, or surrealism, or perhaps it’s time for Angels in America (again). The Oracle is cryptic.
Those are surreal messages! I wonder who the marble boy is?
I don’t know, but he demanded the poem. Bossy thing.
It’s the marble makes them like that. Gives them delusions of grandeur 🙂
I think you’re right!
I love this!
Thank you so much!
I truly love the words you have written, they are beautiful.
That is so kind, Holly. Thank you! I had help from the Magnetic Poetry Oracle. 🙂
A little help never hurts 💖
gorgeous, lovely, powerful …
Thank you so much, Susan!
That was wonderful, Merril! Love how you presented it!
Thank you very much, Dale!
The first one still (to me) may reflect political changes to come. I may just have my mind too firmly upon the recent tragedy . . . but see your peaceful, suggested ending. 🙂
The second one is more artistic in my mind, a painting of rich colors and effects. I like the “glass and fire for the heart,” description. ❤
I like the play "Angels in America." I didn't have HBO when it came out as a mini-series. I may need to check if library has this television series. Did you like the play or the series, Merril?
Yes, there was definitely some political thought in the first one. 😉 The second one just came from the words, and I went with it.
Live theater is always magical, Robin. We watched the HBO version that we got from our library. I thought it was very well done. We saw that first–maybe when our older daughter was a high school senior or home from college break? Then a couple of years ago we saw the play performed at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. They did part one in the spring and then part two the next fall.
Merril, I particularly love the second one and the marble boy. Very moving.
How do you select the words for your magnetic word poems? I have set of these so I’m going to give it a go.
Thanks or sharing.
Hi Rowena, thanks for reading and commenting. The words are from this site: http://magneticpoetry.com/pages/play-online
He’s taking a break now, but on Saturdays, Elusive Trope does a magnetic poetry thing. You can play along: https://specksandfragments.com/2016/11/09/the-november-oracles-of-magnetic-poetry-speak/
Thanks very much, Merril. I’ll check that out.
Abstract and surreal — loved this!!
Thank you, Rose. A bit different, but I liked them, too. 🙂
I must say that you are constantly challenging yourself as a writer — bravo to one so brave and incredibly talented!
That is so kind, Rose. Thank you so much!