SILHOUETTES

SILHOUETTES

A Poem by Jeff Bresee

Slow death transcends the rush of tide

Still breath beneath a smoke filled sky

Pale ghosts arising from the past

Stand row by row from first to last

Like silhouettes of lifeless trees

In setting sun, no foot shall flee

But sink they into desert sand

While hate consumes the life of man 

 

…Jeff Bresee


© 2010 Jeff Bresee



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I love it. It is beautiful- I think...and I am an unsure philosopher, but I do think- that this is how a poem should be: a moment of beauty in the mind's eye of the reader. Some people like to make a statement with poetry that makes you struggle against it's tide of ill-fitting lines and call it modernist. I think art can be thought-provoking without being ugly. Yours is. It sits in the mouth perfectly and bears reading again and again. Well done, really.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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wow

Posted 7 Years Ago


WoW. The bold text really made the poem enter my mind, and it fit well with the poem itself. When you say "stand row by row" all i can think is of an imposing image of thousands.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Great work, and one that can take a down a couple of different paths.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Bravo!!!! Nothing is more infinite than death itself. I love the way this piece feels, reads and breaths. I wrote a poem about death; a few actually. I'm moved by mortality in so many ways, but as I get older and closer to my mortality, I wonder if I will become the "silhouette of lifeless trees". I love this so much!

Posted 7 Years Ago


I love it. It is beautiful- I think...and I am an unsure philosopher, but I do think- that this is how a poem should be: a moment of beauty in the mind's eye of the reader. Some people like to make a statement with poetry that makes you struggle against it's tide of ill-fitting lines and call it modernist. I think art can be thought-provoking without being ugly. Yours is. It sits in the mouth perfectly and bears reading again and again. Well done, really.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Beautiful poem
It flows perfectly and gives me a vivid picture
the last line is perfect, I agree 100%
Lovely job

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Beautiful poem. The images you have managed to paint with this one are fantastic and i believe your message was clearly stated. All in all, yet another fantastic write that i enjoyed from you.

Posted 7 Years Ago


So powerful and beautiful. Last line is a dead on statement. Hate consumes the life of man. A excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Jeff Bresee
Jeff Bresee

Dallas, TX



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I love to write poetry and then turn it into songs. I am a singer/songwriter for Weathered Pages, a Fort Worth, Texas based band. Check us out at www.weatheredpages.com And I hope you enjoy .. more..

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