12 April 2008

Writer's Island 4/12/08 "Flight"

Syringa in Space

by Constance

Violet hued, load-bearing lilacs

pull and sway in the backyard,

under the influence of a bleak

prairie wind burning through

the plains. Unpruned, defiant lilacs

bloom bright like stationary stars.

Guy wires surge-fall in winded

tensile dance. Purple flowers strain,

stamen, stigma prepare for launch.

Pollen swollen luminaries shimmy,

tethered to an indifferent ground,

flight delayed, filaments unfulfilled.

Genetic rockets, yearn to blast, thrust

for space unknown. Blossoms dip,

swing, lean, twirling with mad desire.

They burst, fragrant missiles cast off

the surly bonds of earth, slip, scattering

generations to the newborn sky.


Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a really interesting perspective, quite striking, I enjoyed reading that

Constance said...

I tend to be 90 degrees off center more often than not of late... :)

Geraldine said...

Well done. I really enjoyed reading this. Loved the lilac references, very descriptive.


Constance said...

Geraldine - thank you. :)

anthonynorth said...

A very different perspective. Almost a fight for survival.
Very good interpretation.

Anonymous said...

Like,far out man!
Looks like an album cover I used to have.

gautami tripathy said...

I love the fresh take on the prompt! Mine is dark!

children's day out

Constance said...

Anon - thought you'd like to relive your hippie days before you head 'over the hill'. :P

Constance said...

anthony, thanks. I can never take a prompt normally... or seriously!

Constance said...

gautami - dark is okay too! I'll be over later to see. :)

Cricket's Hearth said...

definitely original and creative - glad I stopped by.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

I love the thought 'genetic rockets ~ thrust for space unknown'
Nice take on the prompt..

Greyscale Territory said...

Totally loved the visual mix of violets, purples and lilacs!

A rich painting!


Constance said...

cricket - glad you stopped by too. :)

Constance said...

Sweet talking guy - thank you!

Constance said...

greyscale- I neglected the poor white and dark lavender lilacs... Ah well, next time. :)

tumblewords said...

I enjoyed this one so much - the word choice is exquisite and the imagery wonderfully fine!

Meghan said...

I love lilacs. Even though they drive my allergies crazy, their so beautiful and smell so intoxicating!

Great post. Extremely poetic and brimming with imagination.

Constance said...

tumblewords- thanks!

meghan - They are my all time favorite flower, luckily, I'm not allergic! :)

Carla said...

generations to the newborn sky."

Very striking!
(My first thought was "Far out", but Anonymous beat me to it)

Constance said...

Thanks, Carla, glad you liked it.

Anonymous is quick like that...