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dVerse — MTB 227 — Angels Near

Angel Wings and Heaven Digital Art by Sherri's - Of Palm Springs

Once peery twinkles,
now opaque orbs. Ears batten,
echoed messengers.
Loved ones murmur denouement.
Angels’ whooshes take me home.

Image:  “Angel Wings and Heaven,” by Sherri’s of Palm Springs.

Frank J. Tassone is today’s host of dVerse‘ Meet the Bar.  Frank says:
Let us write our own Jisei. Write a haikai (haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, Gogyohka) or haikai-esque poem that reflects on imminent death—and the significance of life in light of it. If you are going for the haikai-esque, keep the lines brief (no more than 10) and use the aesthetics of haikai (simplicity, heartfulness, and pathos). If you feel daring, you can attempt the gembun—a one-sentence haibun, but otherwise, keep away from long forms.

19 thoughts on “dVerse — MTB 227 — Angels Near

  1. Oh I love the joyfulness in this! I won’t forget the “angels’ whooshes” – that is just perfect sensory expression of the unseen. Made me want to shout, Hallelujah! 🙂

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  2. Beautiful image you found. It makes me feel very calm.
    And your poetry complements it perfectly. I love the word denouement.
    I had to look up “peery”.
    Can you explain the first line a little bit? I *think* I have it, but not 100% sure…….

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the image and poem. With the peery and opaque I thought of eyes as marbles. The peerys are the clear ones and the opaque not, as when a person gets older they get cataracts and some go blind. Hoping you found a kind of marble when you looked up peery? I just guessed at the spelling.

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