Why Poetry?

Poetry is breath,
Image draped bare
Over ochre emotion

Finest strands of gold
Woven word by word,
Hue and breadth into life,

A palette of diamonds
Dripping from silver filigree,
Piercing points of

Liquid luminescence
Spilling depth across the page
Oxygen into life,

Moments,
Texture-rich,
Drenched in ink,

Vision born to light
This is Holy Grail
And why I write.

*I am offering this poem and these photos for the challenges: Why Poetry? and Contre-Jour through The High Calling and TS Poetry Press.

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12 responses to “Why Poetry?

  1. Loved it. We each have a holy grail within us.

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  2. Tony

    Simple but right to the heart of it. The pictures came together nice a s well! When is the “big” book of poetry coming out? Soon I hope 🙂

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    • Thanks, Honey! Love your feedback — always. 🙂 As for a book, well, I’m simply following God’s lead, hoping one day my words wind up on bound and printed pages — and maybe some photos too. Love You — always!

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  3. “Liquid luminescence” …reminds me of Living Water. Beautiful imagery!

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  4. Hi Cindy =)
    love your shot of the ring… excellent
    and the letters too! These words grabbed me…

    Vision born to light
    This is Holy Grail
    And why I write.

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  5. *sigh*

    I just love my visits here. Beautiful work, Cindee. Thank you.

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  6. love your writing Cindee, especially when adding your photography to it, very meaningful! Thanks for another great one!!

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