A Sliver Against The Trees

A Sliver Against The Trees

A Poem by icelandicblue

Twilight, the most bewitching

of moments, where colors spill

from a painter’s palette and

fill the sky with the heated hues,

that blaze beyond my myopic world.

 

Fall’s frigid air thick and heavy

displaces my weariness.

I am Sisyphus cursed

with a burdensome stone

burnished smooth by insanity.

 

Here in the betwixt

I am at my most content.

Free from harsh daylight and

the deadened cloak of night

I linger, a sliver against the trees,

 

reveling in this limbo hour

where demands lie still and

the beat of my heart slows

allowing a deep fresh breath

 

…of nothing.

 

© 2013 icelandicblue


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Beautiful. The amazing description made the places come alive to the reader. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


icelandicblue

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome dear friend.
The images you have created truly are amazing. I love the entire poem, but the last two verses are my favorite. Your creativity shines. This is lovely

:) Julie

Posted 5 Years Ago


icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

Thank Julie I appreciate your complimentary review.
Reduce self to nothing and stress fades. Moments such as these are so few in natural life. Perhaps this is the place heroin addicts crave. Reduction to a near death nothingness where life is beheld as a newborn. Such a sirens spell this breathing place. Your poem captures the mood of it all. Very nice.

Posted 5 Years Ago


icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

I like your take on this, although I never thought of the heroin aspect, as I often do, it most cert.. read more
Here in the betwixt

I am at my most content.

Free from harsh daylight and

the deadened cloak of night

I linger, a sliver against the trees,



reveling in this limbo hour

where demands lie still and

the beat of my heart slows

allowing a deep fresh breath


the flow was so nice, that I was compelled to read in a single breath . Marvelous.

Posted 5 Years Ago


icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

What a wonderful review- a single breath- thank you so much.
Anand Sehgal

5 Years Ago

you are welcome :)
This piece is beautifully written.

Posted 5 Years Ago


icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

Thank you so very much for commenting.
Blackstar

5 Years Ago

Your welcome. :)
This is beautiful! I love the imagery here - especially in the first stanza!
Really nice poem, I enjoyed reading it :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

Hi Lilly,
Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I'm glad you liked the poem.
Lilly

5 Years Ago

You're welcome :) I really did
This is def my style of poem....excellent! :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am pleased you liked the poem.
burnished smooth by insanity -- I love this line, this image.

Life is indeed much like a painting created by some all powerful painter's brush. There is so much beauty and tragedy mixed together that new colors are formed and we begin to see the birth, or the dawning, of something completely new each time that we look out of the window, up at the sky, out into the forest. I love the language you've used...the flow was pretty good too. Nicely done.

Posted 5 Years Ago


icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I had changed the word to burnished after some feedback so I am pleased you like .. read more
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I really like your choice of words. It creates such a vivid and imaginative scenery. I enjoyed reading


Posted 5 Years Ago


icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

Thanks so very much.
A gorgeous poem daylight is also harsh to me
I would love to say more but cannot type on the keypad on the phone
So I will only say this is beautiful!

Posted 5 Years Ago


icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much again Chloe, I owe you many reads.
Chloe..Across the Universe

5 Years Ago

You're very welcome blue you don't owe me anything I appreciate you sharing your beautiful writings .. read more

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