12 Nov: NovPAD Day 12

AI artwork: crows flying across cloudy sky
AI digital Art. wheat field with human-crow like figures

Future Tenses

This language
has no future tense.
It’s all in the past.
Or the here and now.

Sun-warm Sussex strawberries
and cold double cream.
Add November – and it’s
strawberries in the future.

And yet, those crow-black clouds
still come,
will come,
are coming,
vacuuming up the air,

those crow-black silhouettes
still walk,
will walk,
are walking
toward a rectangle box.

PA: Future  and Q: A few more words from yesterday. These poems/prose are draft versions, written in participation of Miz Quickly’s prompts and Writers’ Digest (Poetic Asides) November poem-a-day challenge. The aim: to produce a chapbook for submission. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Images are ©Misky, and created using AI-Midjourney. For anyone interested, here are the details behind the image input.

AI input details: in style of oil painting Wyeth and Rembrandt, dutch masters style, flock of black crows in the sky, black crows flying, black crows in strawberry fields, visual depth forever, dark clouds in distance, golden hour, panoramic hyper-wide view, wood and wattle house with overhang-structure, barn in the distance, impressionism, academic art, ultra-detail, tonalism, moody light effect, unreal engine5 –upscale (beta), –remix –s 2500 –iw 3 –ar 16:9 –v 3

11 responses to “12 Nov: NovPAD Day 12”

  1. Goodness. What incredible visuals and phraseology, Misky. I love the progression of tense, and tenseness.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you so much, De!


  2. The photo and your poem are so in sync!! ❤️


  3. OMGood stuff, M. Love the tense verse and the artwork is, um…I have no words.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Very, very good and I love the ending.


    1. Thank you, Vinny.


  5. Quite amazing. I’ve read it three times now. I still feel threatened. Especially by the box. This poem is daring. I love it.


    1. It feels completely dark to me. To be honest, I hate it, and wish it hadn’t come out of my head so easily.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. That’s interesting. Perhaps it was a bad dream.


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