Thursday, February 9, 2012

Jasmine Rain

Stratocumulus

Jasmine Rain



The front rolls in as I’m
drinking the jasmine
from your silver eyes.
Hearts and clouds kaleidoscope,
revolve, shine, shred
to murk; storm
falls, petals tattoo
waves of night white 
with hurtsweet fragrance.
Bruised away are all
the broken things
that can't outlast
the big blow;

but 
every storm ends
even 
jasmine rain.



February 2012





55 torn petals for the  G-man



Image: Stratocumulus by Darkr, on flick'r
Shared under Creative Commons 2.0 Non-Commercial License

34 comments:

  1. I like "hurtsweet". I can feel that storm coming.

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  2. ouch...hurtsweet is def the word of the day...the broken things bruised away is a great line as well...and petals tattoo...i could keep going but then again if i list all 55 words you might confuse me with someone wanting to take all your words...smiles...

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    1. I would never do that, bri--no one's work is more original than yours, except maybe Fireblossom's.

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  3. I'm casting my vote for "hurtsweet," too.

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  4. You have more odd words in your vocabulary than Frank Herbert.
    You should have your own addendum.
    But thats what makes you The Head Witch!
    Loved your Ionospheric 55 Joy
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. I had my addendum taken out years ago. Kick on, my friend and enjoy your time off.

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  5. How creative are your words...I like jasmine rain and hurtsweet fragrance ~

    Happy day ~

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  6. jasmine rain... such an evocative sound! (It would be a great name for an Arabian horse I think... :)

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  7. I love that idea....jasmine rain....and the silver eyes are a cool touch too. Beautiful, kiddo.

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  8. Thanks, all--I'll be around in the morning to pay my compliments.

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  9. Jasmine Rain, Hurtsweet and Silver Eyes! Wonderful word use. Celebs, filmstars, popsingers and Eli Manning could soon be saddling their kiddywinks with them!

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  10. Well I was going to say something about hurtsweet and brusised away - but I guess I just agree with everyone else!
    Great 55.

    My 55 are here

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  11. A deliciously bittersweet libation, Hedge, with all your fine attentions to word delights.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading, Ruth. I enjoyed your post today.

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  12. Impressive to pack so much into 55 words.

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  13. 'Hurtsweet' works for me too...lovely storm in 55

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  14. Some rain and storming...
    Have a good weekend

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  15. Just the title alone made me sigh, hedgewitch. You make a storm a beautiful event.

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  16. I love storms, and this one is no exception.

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  17. It would be unfortunate if your words were stolen and used for who knows what!

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    1. Frankly, I didn't use to feel this way, but there *are* a few places I don't want to see my words. Like you don't want your ex posting those naked drunk pics on Facebook where your mom will see them. Most times I'm very happy to share my poetry with anyone who asks, however.

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  18. I love hurtsweet too. And clouds are my passion.

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  19. Agreement w/ Nara: "Beautiful on so many levels." (I was thinking something like that while reading it.)

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  20. My comment just disappeared!

    What I said is that hurtsweet rain is poignant image! Pretty great, though carries a sting. K.

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    1. The blogger gods give and the blogger gods taketh away. I have not figured out yet how to propitiate them. Thanks for reading, K, and for persevering.

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  21. Jasmine conjures up so many sensations (smell, sight, touch) ... this works for Poetry Jam too!

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  22. 'waves of night white
    with hurtsweet fragrance' - oh my this should have appeared somewhere in the realm of a dark delicious heaven. fantastic work.this jasmine rain will haunt my mind methinks :)

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  23. Awe, dang, HW, this is beautiful. I'm so glad that I visited tonight before I turned pumpkin. Your words (as always) are pure delight, but, H&O...magic! "hurtsweet fragrance" what a great turn of words. I do love the smell of jasmine ~

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'Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance' ~Carl Sandburg