13 January: For Fireblossom

woman in church praying with a priest. AI digital art.
A Wounded Pilgrim 

The flame flickers, and goes out, 
the candle smokes 
with wisps like cottonwood. 
An angel's wings, or was it   
a divine gust. 

A woman rushes her rosary, 
fingers the beads, movement 
like cogs in a gear, sounds, 
razor sharp fall from her lips.
She buzzes like a bee.

A pious woman, a wounded pilgrim, 
and she streams God like music.  

Written for Fireblossom. Words included: bees; cottonwood; razor. AI Digital Art is mine and created using Midjourney’s bot (v4). Image and poem ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting @midjourney

19 responses to “13 January: For Fireblossom”

  1. Love that last line, Misky! Truly inspired!


    1. Thanks so much!


  2. I can see her fast fumbling fingers, worrying the beads………wonderfully written.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry.


  3. This caught my attention. Thanks Anita

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  4. I love the notion of a “divine gust”! Thanks so much for being part of the word list this week!


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    1. Thanks for the inspiration.


  5. Margaret Schaff Bednar avatar
    Margaret Schaff Bednar

    i really like the last three lines – the words pair so well with your beautiful artwork.

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  6. “ a divine gist” brilliant wording ❤️

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  7. “she streams God like music” – great.

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  8. “a wounded pilgrim,
    and she streams God like music.”
    What an image and what a glorious write! ♥️

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  9. loved all the movement in your second stanza, all that action speaks, very well done.

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