You handsome devil.

The first chip in the axe
is in the ebony winter
fingers craving on the fresh
vein of apples,
madness, an old wine,

the tender briar
of the moon and drunk
morpheus to a shore
that never bleeds;
seduction to the red
strawberries / naked insanities
to veiled black feathers,
we’ll not wait
for the moon to commit suicide.
Have our tombs,
six months in winter,
six months in spring;

you handsome devil,
there is a dream impregnated
to drunk poetry and death of consciousness
like the bare feet of winter
killed by glass mirrors,
castanets of stone
to the cosmic breath
and bone, the tulle sandalwood
of this bride’s wrist
bound to Hades.


Written for the Free Verse Revolution prompt: pomegranate seeds.

Mainly inspired by this song.

Very much unrelated, but the Little Writing Workshop of Horrors was recently ranked #38 out of 100 on the top 100 Writing Blogs and Websites in 2020 on Feedspot.

Featured in Sunday best for FVR.




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28 replies

  1. Lucy! I love it! Your creativity and imagination is …wonderful is not enough of a word to describe it!
    ” bare feet of winter
    killed by glass mirrors,
    castanets of stone
    to the cosmic breath
    and bone, the tulle sandalwood
    of this bride’s wrist
    bound to Hades.” WOW

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  2. You astound every time! “drunk
    morpheus to a shore
    that never bleeds;” Amazing!!

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  3. Where do come up with words like this?? Really wonderful use of words.

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  4. Wow! Each of your poems are beautiful, Lucy 😍 Brilliantly expressed, with a sublime flow of words that beautifully bind the essence of the message.

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  5. Beautiful! And by the way, congratulations on the Little Writing Workshop of Horrors! 👏👏👏

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  6. Lucy, again, this is magnificent. The depth and the sonority of the imagery is unbelievable.
    “there is a dream impregnated
    to drunk poetry and death of consciousness…
    WOW!!!!
    LOVE.
    G.

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  7. I loved the last stanza Lucy dear !! Splendid ❤️

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  8. Wonderful piece Lucy. Loved every line specially the last stanza.

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  9. This was really passionate lucy. Loved it. 😇

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  10. If only I could think like you! Your imagination knows no bounds and this shows in the beauty and complexity of your writing 💫✨

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