Thursday, 1 March 2007

Precious

A luminous roundness
subtle swirls in blue and green
draped with wispy veils of white
set against a backdrop of black
emptiness.



I've written another poem about something beautiful on my Alter Ego blog here.

Beauty for Poetry Thursday

29 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh yes, it's very precious isn't it - unique, in fact. Off to check your other blog now.

Nia said...

Fireworks?

Brian said...

Beautiful. I see the Earth from orbit. Such a fragile marble in the darkness of space.

Clockworkchris said...

I love the poem and tried hard to figure it out and then I read Brian's comment and totally agree. Earth seems right. I am glad my idea was workable.

Dennis said...

Very cool! Nice use of the prompt.

Remiman said...

Juliet,
Well done girl!
Our oasis.
rel

pepektheassassin said...

Good job with the prompt! I think you nailed it!

Robin said...

Yes, the Earth. Good job!

writerwoman said...

It makes me think of the ocean at night. Very pretty imagery.

Left-handed Trees... said...

Love this beautiful description of the earth--I felt that it was this like those before me..."veils of white"--what a perfect vision of clouds.
Love,
D.

Regina Clare Jane said...

The big blue marble, as it were... just lovely! And well done!

gautami tripathy said...

I thought of it as pearl.


gautami
Parallel Streams

Tammy said...

I LOVED it! I thought of the moon but earth is even better ;)

Norma said...

I'm thinking of the photos I've seen of the earth with the halo of the atmosphere. Very lovely--both here and the alter-ego.

Sideon said...

Precious, indeed. Lovely poem!

Jessica said...

Very haiku like -- if it is the earth, this is a beautiful description of it.

Pauline said...

Come on, Brian, I was going to say the earth lol. Great little poem, CGP

Pauline said...

Come on, Brian, I was going to say the earth lol. Great little poem, CGP

Emily said...

very beautiful...I like its shortness...how it capitalizes on one image

Fragmentsinsight said...

Wonderful. This is a beautiful picture.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very vortex; can that be a word?

...deb said...

Reading this made me quite happy.

Poet with a day job said...

The ocean! Even if it isn't, this is the perfect description of the ocean. Very nice, love the sounds.

Rethabile said...

Magnificent. Short and to the point. The qualities of good art, and of a possible message that could get through the thick skulls of those destroying the planet.

Good job.

jillypoet said...

This was so visual. Even when I wasn't sure, at first, I could envision something from the natural world.

Jone said...

So visual and beautiful. Mine is finally written. Took awhile.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Yes its the earth as seen from orbit. Though guatami seeing it a spearl is interesting because I was also thinking of the earth as a precious stone (hence the title I guess)

whitney said...

Wonderful description! It's easy to picture :o)

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Love the previous comments. I first thought of an eye ... but the iris is not quite a backdrop :)
Lovely, JP