Two Interlinked

This is my Interaction poem for the dverse prompt

Poetics: InterActions

.Diana Lee @Diana605 was the first to repsond to my call for 2 nouns, 3 verbs, 3 adjectives and 2 random words.

Here are Diana’s words:
periphery, wetlands/wept,drop,vanished/deafening,abundant,tender/river, rose

and these from Stefan Schutt

leaf, wall/ride, eat, reflect/brown, full, moving/life, artefact

so here goes ~

Two Interlinked

The wetlands gleam,
a tender rose leaf
floats languidly upon river,
a woman cloaked in ochre
is softly moving,
searching for an artefact,
now vanished

beyond the periphery

in the steppes now brown
where once a camel wept,
children ride their horses
searching for a place to shelter.

Along the east horizon,
abundant lightning prances,
as the thunder bristles to reflect;
a prelude to the first full drop
of deafening monsoon percussion …

The clouds spring to life,
the children take cover
in a tent, content to sit and eat,
listening to an orchestra
of rain …

The woman finds her talisman
shining in the river mud …

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28 thoughts on “Two Interlinked

  1. lightning prances,
    as the thunder bristles…and an orchestra of rain….beautiful…love the sound of a good storm…what awesome power…you really did well blending the words as well…nicely played marousia

  2. My eyes loved this. That sounds nonsensical, I mean I could see it all, like a painting or an ancient Persian tapestry, threaded with gold, unraveling before the readers. Lovely sense of place. Truly lovely.

  3. You are on fire, Marsha Berry! I don’t often use the word ‘awesome’ but it applies here! This poem is not just up to your usual high standards, but fact you wrote it in less than an hour, it seems. It spins a story that takes us almost into the realms of fantasy, yet descriptive of something so down to earth like rain. I can almost smell the scent of petrichor rising!

  4. oh i much like the image of the the children shelter
    in a tent, content to sit and eat,
    listening to an orchestra
    of rain….so beautiful… would love to join them and listen to the rain a bit as well..

  5. *drops down on knees & worhsips* … Marsha, how on earth can you write like this in an instant? Incredible! And not only a poem full of rich images but many contrasts too (lost/found; centre/periphery etc) … with an ending full of natural contentment: the children being serenaded in the tent & the woman stumbling upon ‘jewels in the mud’ … gorgeous stuff! 🙂

  6. Theres something very primeval about this that I can’t quite put my finger on.

    Along the east horizon,
    abundant lightning prances,
    as the thunder bristles to reflect;
    a prelude to the first full drop
    of deafening monsoon percussion

    That is possibly, the best poetic description of a storm I have ever had the pleasure to read.

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