Ocean rattle.

Mesmerized by ocean’s rattle,
I curl the thorns of the lily
into the sway of red craters,
cracked fossils;

the possibility
that unearths into a single
bloodline, staved in winter’s digits;
I’ve cried for shadows of
father’s uproots, whilst
he remembers Mother Nature’s
fare.

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Written for the dVerse prompt: Scribble us a poem of possibility using just 44 words, including some form of the word possible.


53 thoughts on “Ocean rattle.

  1. I know our word is possible/possibility, and I love how you’ve used it, but MAN, the word choice that got me is “rattle.” The phrase “ocean’s rattle” is a poem in and of itself. So good.

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  2. The ocean’s rattle–it sounds so ominous, like a death rattle, but what a vivid image. Such wonderful imagery throughout (as always)! 😀
    “I’ve cried for shadows of
    father’s uproots, whilst
    he remembers Mother Nature’s
    fare.”

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  3. The ocean’s rattle…..yeeeeow you’ve got me likening the ocean’s waves to the tail of a giant rattle snake ready to strike….of the open mouth of the cobra baring its fangs. I don’t like those possibilities! I’d rather think of the ocean’s rattle being the jingling (positive word :)) of the sea glass that will be dropped on shores…pretty frosted colors. You’ve really painted possibilities here with your imagery….amazing.

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  4. Your mention of Father made me flash on Father Nature, Allthatis. This is pure Lucy, dusky gems and imaginative morphings. I liked, “I curl the thorns of the lily into the sway of red craters.”

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  5. A lily with thorns – there’s a dark side to everything, even if we can’t see or feel it. That’s such a stunning phrase, Lucy, ‘staved in winter’s digits’, which conjures an image of winter composing music in a minor key on a piano.

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