Isle Of Skye

Isle Of Skye

A Poem by Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)
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Inspired by Kindle Ken Simm Painting

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__Isle of Skye__

 

Blinking bearing billowing breeze breath bask

Turn of head day turns to night

Strobe flash witness dusk to light

Drawing depone dirt drafts domes develop

Seasons flicker swift descry

Mounding mass mounts magnify

Sun spiral streaks wraps ribbon across sky

Bursting bellows magma flies

Scent of sulfur sting to eyes

Scoria streams send shifting surface slides

Birthing island pon my stride

Liquid land expanding wide

Touching temperate tears toss tumbling tides

Seaside steam stacks drifting glide

Misting peaks of mountainside

Sunlight streaks suffuse steeped shadowy shade

Cold clutch cast of seasons change

Winters white veil wrapping range

Crushing caps crashing crunch collapse cascade

Ice flow sculpture scrape abrade

Sunrise smiles grace melts away

Dashing divine diorama display

© 2019 Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)


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Strange but I can hear a Seanchai declaiming this in his particular singsong way. First of all thank you for honouring my work and secondly this is so evocative of the place and of a time. Excellent work.
The first two lines in the Gaelic for you as a thank you.
A ’bualadh air a’ bualadh le gaoth a ’tarraing troimhe gu h-àrd bidh a’ thionndadh gu oidhche

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

3 Weeks Ago

It was inspired writing Ken:) I am on my phone so can’t convert Gaelic will when I get home thanks.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

3 Weeks Ago

I just did it...i have goosebumps
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

3 Weeks Ago

If I told you how many times that first line befuddled me but it’s what spoke to me so strongly



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DAH
This is a delicious mouthful of nature gone surreal,
magical and mystical, and an awesome allowance
of alliteration.

"Seaside steam stacks drifting glide" love this!




Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

1 Week Ago

every once in a while dear Kindle Ken (my nickname for him) tosses me a painting and i attempt to re.. read more
DAH

1 Week Ago

Ah! Keep the scry coming, more please.

DAH!
This is great, Robert.
I like your alliteration in this piece.
It makes me flows through well with it.
It's phenomenal.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

2 Weeks Ago

thank you kay, so very much i want to see this place now:)
Yes, I know that very magical painting by our oh so talented Ken! Both of you shamans coming together is a cosmic event for sure. I am astounded at the intricacy, the complexity, of your weaving of this tapestry of a poetic masterpiece. Alliteration, assonance, metaphor, mad rhyme and primal cadence- more a wild thing being born, erupted. Glaciers eroding rock walls into the fantasy sculpture of a mystical isle. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the wilde wind of Skye be always at your back Bad Bunny ( and Ken’s of course)! ...I bow to you both.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

2 Weeks Ago

Annette that one truly gave me goosebumps when I read his response
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

2 Weeks Ago

Ps I love your new picture:)
Lovely, Robert. This has the feeling of one's emotional response to something seen. The explosion of feelings...the emotional outpouring that is not easily expressed. The phrase 'turn of head day' is inspired and makes a poem begin percolating in my head. My mind/heart wonders what that kind of day would look like and then just gets to painting it in words.

I think poems inspired by the work of other artists are some of the best. Souls connecting through different mediums and translating the encounter through the creative impulse. I really enjoyed this. The wind feels like a soundtrack--it is living.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

3 Weeks Ago

your review just touched me as strongly as that painting did
Wow just read this it’s beautiful love it

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

3 Weeks Ago

smiling... glad you liked it
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

3 Weeks Ago

Glad u smiling 😀

Despite being fortunate enough to have traveled quite extensively, I have yet to visit Skye.. which is I understand a majestic Isle & on my bucket list of places yet to see.. and which both you and the other geezer depict so bloomin deliciously .... N

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

3 Weeks Ago

Hey Hey Nev, I want to go there now Ken, he paints with poetry i just pluck the words from his per.. read more
Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

absolutely
I can see this poem being resisted on a smoky stage.

You might have to dig through the cedar chest for a burgundy corduroy jacket (pipe optional glasses a must) and spread your art to the willing.

P S if you need it I still have my 1979 matching velvet vest, also optional. :)

That first line is electric.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

It's scary to think i have a piece of clothing from the 70's.
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

3 Weeks Ago

he he i sell vintage clothing at my store i want to raid your closets:)
Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Until 6 years ago I had my granny's hats from the 40's. But I finally gave them away to the drama c.. read more
well, not surprising, ken's art and poetry are so inspiring...makes us look more closely at the beauty that is around us...and you put it into words so well...with your turns of phrase, alliteration and imagery that cascades down upon the reader.
j.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

3 Weeks Ago

We are our own worst critics I’m afraid
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, we are.
Color Me Gone

3 Weeks Ago

I usually don't like mine until weeks, months years later... In retrospection.
An excellent use of alliterative poetry but also mixed with descriptive verse as you recreate the painting in words and the whole creation and mystique of Skye.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

3 Weeks Ago

Never heard of sky till I saw kens reflections... truly a magical place!
thanks for your comp.. read more

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Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)
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Hello My Name is Robert Trakofler My nickname is Bad Bunny... I am the Bunny but the bunny isn't me long live the bunny I own an art gallery and performance space in Pittsburgh called The Zeni.. more..

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