blanket me.

Disturbs alone / a knot of darkness
in the bridle and umbrage
blanketing the red koi leaves of grass / the ambrosiac death
naked in a dance / under the moon; heart whittled / a sea sings the backbone and root of grief
remembering once the mantric lights.


Written for the dVerse prompt: Use blanket as a noun, adjective, or verb. Describe a blanket, real or imagined. Make a blanket statement. Be cozy, dark, sensual, or funny. Maybe you want to blanket us with sunshine or warmth or blanket us under snow. Your choice, as long as your poem is 44 words.




Categories: Poetry

51 replies

  1. To me there is a death wish in this poem Lucy… the ambrosiac death, dancing makes me long for such a moment, but then in then you turn it into grief which really makes it ambivalent

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  2. I love the “heart whittled” imagery. I may have to try this word prompt. Good one!

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  3. I love that in among the darkness and ‘ambrosiac death’ there is rich colour in the ‘red koi leaves of grass’, Ingrid. I also love the bleakness of the lines, ‘heart whittled / a sea sings the backbone and root of grief’.

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  4. Lovely imagery. Part of it seems like it could be the dying of the seasons. I like sea singing and mourning.

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  5. I like the red koi leaves of grass, a very striking and original image.

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  6. Always challenging out-there writing Lucy. ‘remembering once the mantric lights’ – is the memorable line – for me evokes a dark sea and far off the city’s lights reflected in the troubled waters.

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  7. I get an image here of cold dark water and decomposing leaves floating on the surface. Things really shut down for the season…

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  8. Gorgeously evocative! I love; “a sea sings the backbone and root of grief.” 🙂

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  9. I hope the blanket warms your soul….

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  10. I hope the blanket warms your soul….

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  11. I specially love this part: a sea sings the backbone and root of grief

    The voice cries out in solitude, in deep reflection.

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  12. kaykuala
    Classic poetic language, Lucy! You are blessed with such talents well shown in all of your previous postings! Great!

    Hank

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  13. Lucy, I’m awed by these phrases, “abrosiac death,” “mantric lights”: the desire and compulsion driving the persona into a “knot of darkness” is powerfully executed in your imagery. Amazing.

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  14. BEAUTIFUL LUCY! lOVE IT! XO

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  15. “the ambrosiac death
    naked in a dance”

    This makes me think of a Bacchanalia taken to the ultimate excess.

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  16. A very beautiful and powerful poem. I liked the words you used.

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  17. Luv your imaging of the season changes
    Happy Monday

    Much💖love

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  18. Sick flow & crazy imagery….what not to like….

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  19. Lucy this is brilliant. What a great read!

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  20. ‘the ambrosiac death’ – what a haunting image: something seductive about death in a cold season perhaps.

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  21. goldfish leaves of autumn, grief and dancing under the moon. Lots of swirling images.

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  22. that knot of darkness can bind us (K)

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  23. Everyone has said it all so I shall add that I love the imagery your words evoked. Beautiful.

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  24. Lucy,
    I love, “heart whittled” It is a clever way to describe the pain.
    Thanks for sharing your words.

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  25. “ambrosiac death” stabbed at me. Sometimes you can feel or imagine how sweet death could be. Only my opinion, of course. Fabulous poem, Lucy!

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