In elegant baroque galleries A spirited poltergeist unfurls It’s wicked paraphernalia A swish of frigid whispers Swirl around ornate turrets Murals touched with darkness Glitter in the truant shadows From precarious chandeliers Swings a nuanced laughter Smirking at the ways of men The colonnades they walked in pride Now playground for the dead and wild
Coiled within a serpentine fear Slowly coming to life Powered by venomous anxiety Poised to strike Restless under my clammy skin I lament the loss Of kindness, integrity, liberty In this dark strife That has led our worlds astray With poisoned words
It is a grand wrap for 2021, with 6 of my poems part of this beautiful anthology of poetry and flash fiction – FromOneLine (Vol.2).
Writing in a few words and within limited characters is a great mental challenge. When you have to create using only the provided first-line prompt, it becomes all the more interesting for the writer.
This anthology brings together myriad perspectives and creativity to these first-line prompts. A perfect Christmas gift with a colorful cover and an accompanying bookmark, with talent overflowing through its pages. The second FromOneLine Anthology has been published as an A5 paperback book. It features 41 prompt lines, 113 authors and 457 poems, and flash fiction.
These lines were specially written for the prompt #blindman by #moonmystic. With all our vision we are unable to discern truth from falsehood, genuine people from the fake ones.
What the blind man sees Is more intricate than Any emotion deep Or touch we feel Without true sight With power infinite Sensing silent tremors Buried in murky souls Hearing gentle murmurs When tender hearts spoke With all our vision We know neither fair nor evil For all we know is a countenance Feigning affection or Shielding the devil