"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stone of Dreams


An uncut ruby held in eternity’s hands,
the stone of dreams horded to buy life
now used to mark death.
Hands reaching for the gods
forever raised above mortality’s skeleton.



©Susie Clevenger 2012
A grave at the Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow

20 comments :

Cad said...

Or reaching still for the unattainable? Some see life the same way...

izzy said...

I like this in its simplicity and yet not...Sometimes when we dip an idea and then lift it up; we think we get it- If we wait a few breaths
it changes-( stone of dreams,
mortality's skeleton) Thanks for visiting.

Carrie Burtt said...

Your time waiting to do the prompt was well worth it Susie! This is a truly thought provoking poem....I love it!!

Helen said...

Hoarding = greed .. never good. Your Mag however is quite good!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wonderful. The last two lines knock it right out of the ballpark.

Sue said...

Mortality's skeleton.

I am enjoying thinking about the implications of that...

=)

Linda said...

I like that your poem left me with the feeling of more being out there than life and death. Thank you for sharing your stone of dreams, Susie.

Claudia said...

i like the rawness of this...the uncut ruby held in eternity’s hands...and mortality's skeleton...great images..

Heaven said...

Nice take on the heart as an uncut ruby held in eternity's hands ~

Daydreamertoo said...

Beautiful.

Brian Miller said...

ugh...we can not take it with us...an intersting thought if our graves were marked with what we really clung to...would be intersting to see...

Divalounger said...

Beautiful job on this! I really should pay more attention to the prompts! Lovely stuff keeps happening with them! (sigh)

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Jingle Poetry At The Gooseberry Garden said...

talented write,

you rock.

hedgewitch said...

You transform the ghoulish image into a prayer--nicely done.

Teresa said...

What a wonderful take on the prompt.

Sheila said...

a ghostly photo and message. nicely done, susie!

Tess Kincaid said...

Stone of dreams horded to buy life...powerfully thought provoking...

ayala said...

Raw and nicely penned !

Chèvrefeuille said...

Well done Susie, as one of the other commenters says you make a prayer of this picture.
Really good one.

Namaste

Mimi Foxmorton said...

*eternity's hand*

I love that.....

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