Friday, July 18, 2008

Shallow-Water Blackout



Dots in my eyes, like candy-colored fish
swim to the rim of a depthless black hole
underwater cave like the sad and lightless graves
of ships that sank in my serene azure gaze.
Don’t be fooled by the cheery dance of colors
dots doing finnish shallow-water polka,
coral isn’t friendly and fish will eat your bones.

Original images:
eye courtesy of Mauro Alejandro Strione
dots courtesy of Stacy Braswell
ship courtesy of Worth1000
Finnish polka sheet music courtesy of Chris Peterson Music

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9 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

very cool.....

Melissa~ said...

Love the addition of the polka sheet music...
♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

Greyscale Territory said...

What a clever collage of images!

Beaman said...

..'cheery dance of colors
dots doing finnish shallow-water polka'


I think this part is marvellous. A wonderful ensemble of words which are the heart to this piece. Great image too.

Poetry Prompt

Tammie Lee said...

Your poem is deep and telling of the shadows of life.

Art is wonderful as well.

Karen Mowrey said...

Really marvelous. The art is amazing and the poem...wow! Great job

Nicole V Lozano said...

Wonderful words... they just dance off the tongue with so much color

kazumiwannabe said...

Very beautiful poem and the art is awesome too. Love this (bookmarking it for regular re-read!)

kris said...

big fan of taking seemingly-unrelated materials and coming up with something else/new. this sum is greater than their parts.