Almost an afterthought—
the breeze dances,
leaving a perfume of if
and airborne secrets
sailing into the night
~as the fire-sky lingers~
you listen for ghosts’ laughter
as they fly through broken coffee clouds–
their voices in the flowers and trees–
and with fevered embrace
they (and you) remember the rhythm of time
I collaborated with the Oracle to create this puente. I remembered to include a screenshot this time, in case anyone wants to see the tiles. 😉
You’re right, we have used a lot of the same images, as well as the same words. I love that first stanza, with the breeze dancing almost as if an afterthought 🙂
Thank you! I really wanted to use that. 🙂
I’m glad you thought of it. It’s vivid 🙂
Well done, Merril. I like the thought of “airborne secrets.” The photo is gorgeous! Is that yours?
Thanks so much, Jill!
Yes, the photo is from when we attended a wedding at Fairmount Park in October.
It’s gorgeous! You need to put your name on that one.
Thank you again! 🙂
Love this–“broken coffee clouds …” Now I can add that description when I musing at the clouds. By the way, which comes first–the photo or the poem?
I used the tiles and created the poem. Then, I looked through my photos to find one that might work.
Wow … I was thinking it would be the opposite but then you have lots of photos and … the Oracle probably knows that 😉
That’s funny. No, I seldom start with a photo with my Oracle poems. I like to see where she’ll lead me.
Like Jill, my word for all this (photo and puente) is gorgeous!
Aww–thank you so much, Marian! ❤
“a perfume of if” – I think that is a wonderful use of that little word.
Thank you very much, Derrick!
Poignant thoughts about sunset. Thumbs up!
Thank you, Frank! 🙂
What a beautiful poem to read on a Sunday morning. 🙂
Thank you very much!
Your poem is…well, magnetic! 😀
Sometimes I can be a tad cheeky!
Thank you! 😉
I caught more than a whiff of your clever use of words, Merril! Lovely concoction.
Thank you so much, Rose!