Sunday, June 13, 2010

Prompt 120: Oubliette

Kuyerjudd of My Dreams up Close brings us this week's prompt, oubliette, and this wonderful poem. Thank you, friend.

Blissful Shades

Beneath the winding torrents’ glare,
A man lay sprawled with lustful gleam.
With half a mind, he dares to hope;
And half a heart that fears to dream.

Then light appeared in ghostly hues,
And he, beneath the ceiling’s wake.
Scalding rays—such painful ruse!—
Pouring heavily through the cracks.

Snow flew in like fireflies,
Which took upon his weary chin.
Blood stung fire across his thigh
And felt did he the pain—his skin!

Wished did he to God on high;
But hide he must beneath the earth,
For God saw he, a man of sin,
And hid from him the world’s one mirth.

For wrong it be to touch the sky,
And much more so to taste the air.
The man he lives in blissful shade,
Hoping, one day, God would care.

He saw no wrong in being he,
Yet there he sat beneath the moon—
Dripping water, vivid sparks—
Only hoping one day, soon…

Beneath the winding torrents’ glare,
A man lay sprawled with wondrous dreams—
That which God and Man can never see:
A dream to never fear to be.
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Pronunciation: \ˌü-blē-ˈet\ Function: noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from oublier to forget, from Old French oblier, from Vulgar Latin *oblitare, frequentative of Latin oblivisci to forget — more at oblivion Date: 1819 : a dungeon with an opening only at the top

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  1. Boy, between this week and last, you've really got me learning something!
    Thank you...
    - Dina

  2. My Dreams Up Close, your poem is stunningly Thank you for this very unique prompt!

  3. My Dreams Up Close I love your poem! Thanks for an interesting prompt.

  4. Thanks, everyone. I'm reading your takes on the prompt right now.

    I forgot to mention that I've changed my pseudonym, since my pub thought my previous one didn't have much meaning in it. LOL. Kuyerjudd = Rigel. :)

  5. Thank you! A fine prompt and lovely poem.

  6. " If you don'r have a chuckle when writing a poem, it probably isn't going to be any good!"
    - Les Murray

  7. Thank you for your prompt and your delicate poem. To have dreams, is to have hope. To have hope is to have a tomorrow.

  8. hi Sandy/Andree.. i've sent you my poem & image for next week... sent to the OSI email. have you received it? :)

  9. Took me a while, but mine's up now.

  10. Blissful Shades is a fantastic poem.

  11. Thanks for the prompt, this is my first time participating but I think I will keep coming back. What a marvelous word, although I can't hear it without thinking of the movie Labyrinth. Is it just me?

  12. First time here,and hope to contribute more . Thank you for the wonderful prompt - it really triggered a spontaneous chain of thoughts.