for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

in ecstasy (for One Shoot Sunday)

the constellations cast a spell
on the roiling depths
gurgling in its altered state the sea
bubbles rolling a thousand eyes
as if dying

but in ecstasy enraptured
its frozen depths splintered
as million bits of bliss
an ocean of grief shedding
sheets of unwanted lead

sheen on silver
blinds receding stars those recalcitrant
asteroids mere reflections
on the translucence of illumination
a sea of enlightenment

the body once
a heaving mass of regrets
roaring now soars

Posted for One Shoot Sunday at One Stop Poetry composed on this space from an image by Roger Allen. Come join us in this inimitable space for poets and artists who share their work and their passion for it. Feel how it is to be nurtured like we do.

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  1. this is translucent, exquisitely crafted– i was somewhat taken aback by the prompt but did my best– happy Sunday, alegria! xxxj

    Comment by jenneandrews | March 27, 2011 | Reply

    • It was, indeed, a prompt that left me blank at first. But as soon as the first line came, the image took over. Thanks so much again for your wonderful, heart-expanding comment, Jen!

      Comment by alee9 | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  2. Nice, Alegria. I like your smooth equation of emotion and ocean, and how all that appears splintered is perhaps actually unified, despite deceptive shadows and reflections. Good job with a difficult prompt.

    Comment by hedgewitch | March 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks as always, Joy! Each word from you makes me feel, I’ve inched up in ‘poetic nirvana’!!! Indeed, I didn’t think I’d make it through this prompt.

      Comment by alee9 | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  3. Good word-pairings, good flow, all that – all around effective.

    Comment by Steve Isaak | March 27, 2011 | Reply

    • I’m glad you liked it, Steve!!!

      Comment by alee9 | March 28, 2011 | Reply

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