30 November 2010

Bare Bones

Photo ~ Diana Matisz

Through the glass I watch them sway
slow-motion dance of slumber
bare bones clack and clatter
as ice laden air and bitter rain
turn limbs from brown to black.

Branches bow low to earth
homage to ancestral roots
as the last brittle vestiges
of lost summer's finery
death spiral to the ground.

Above the sound of skeletal creaking
two owls converse prophetically
through the glass they stare at me
watching bare bones
clack and clatter.

15 comments:

  1. Your words seem so simple, but so alive, so deep and beautiful, that emotions flow easily.

    :)

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  2. This is truly beautiful...makes one wonder how it is we look out at our earth and nature's elements, what they must "see" looking back upon us...amazing writing...breath-taking..~April

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  3. very visual. I am happy to see you share this. Reminds me of a Stone Sour song. "Forever feels like home sitting all alone inside your head." I love it.

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  4. great imagery! very beautiful!
    thank you

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  5. This is nature in words. Literally. Beautiful job.

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  6. Beautiful poem with a unique tone and flow.

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  7. "...Branches bow low to the earth."
    Wonderful writing.

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  8. so subtle, felt at peace reading this..:)

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  9. This is a terrific one shot. Thanks for sharing. Love and Light, Sender

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  10. Many thanks to all of your for your wonderful comments :-) I cannot say how much I appreciate them.

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  11. Wonderful language - a dandy One Shot, Diana!

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  12. Good, winter-true work. I especially love these lines:
    Above the sound of skeletal creaking
    two owls converse prophetically

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  13. Through the glass image separates throughout..the entire piece has a icy glasslike feel. Well written. Gay @beachanny

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  14. Dear Diana

    Beautifully said.. I liked it so much... your style your use of imagery... Thanks

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