Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Time Runs Through

Giorgio de Chirico, Mystery and Melancholy of a Street

She cuts open the belly
of night
finding a yellow ribbon
of dreams
kissing the sky high
weary walls white
like a bride

though neither sun nor moon
joins in her game
she invites time and his shadow
standing in the corner
of ancient and anew
her hair dances
her steps flew

so why hide
brimming tears of gold
songs of blue
rolling into laughter
magical carpet unfold
until tremble subsides
time passes through

* This poem is part of the dVersePoet's art challenge prompt. Photo credits as listed in the caption.


  1. Beautiful. I admire your ability of telling so much with so few words.

  2. nice...love the intense imagery you open with cutting open the belly, i saw it kinda like a fish being fileted...a yellow ribbon of dreams...this is well penned with fine imagery...

    see you for open link night here in a bit...

  3. You've captured his sense of anticipation and intensity. His angles and perspective exaggerated which ties so well into your lines about kissing the sky and the white wall like a bride. The starting and stopping of time add to the disorientation. Well done!

  4. I like the surrealistic accents, the contrasts, and really like how you wedded the apprehensiveness in the picture with tones of hope and light.

  5. The first stanza really caught my attention. Nicely done.

  6. This is a breath-taking interpretation of the Poetics prompt...perhaps one of the best I've visited. Right from the first line, you hooked me. So glad to discover your work.

  7. Very nice! I like the idea of an art-driven prompt.

    My favorite line:
    "She cuts open the belly
    of night"

  8. wow, the first line is an attention grabber. a wonderful interpretation of the entire painting. bravo!

  9. An intense word play off the image, very nicely done!

  10. ..you started with a strong line that knocks instantly at my door – that’s nice.. i like, as well, how you deal with this piece with some playfulness… great one!

  11. love the opening lines...strong and tight..and then you get quite playful with the yellow ribbon...really nicely penned

  12. The first stanza is particularly well written, A striking and unusual image!

  13. Great photo and poem! :-)

    Have a nice week :-)


  14. I enjoyed reading your artistic interpretation of this painting. You gave it an entirely new life!

  15. Beautiful poem!
    I am so glad to be back here on your blog this morning. :)

  16. The last stanza formed some really cool pictures in my head. Tears, sound and laughter turning into a magic carpet. I like that.

  17. The imagery of this poem is amazing! I love the first stanza most.

  18. Love the imagery ...nice write.

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  20. I'm not much of a poet, but I admire those who are good at it.
    Beautiful work.




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