10 February: Words from the Oracle

AI art created using Midjourney (beta) v4. A dirt track road, a large oak tree, dusk, sun setting in the distance.

A Cadralor poem based on The Oracle’s word list

I.
it happened on one those
numberless roads. shadows
stretching long as an illness
reaching for cures.

II.
the sun was just setting.
a crimson gash on the horizon,
as if irate to give up its rightful
place in the sky.

III.
Mama had said: clean undies,
& keep yourself well-groomed,
in case you’re in a wreck and
laying comatose in a hospital.

IV.
the road coiled around ancient
birch, tall, shadows long, dazzled,
sabotaging sight with flash and
flash and flash, and then a deer.

V.
He swerves. A tyre bursts. The car
stops at an angle. He remembers
tasting the smell of salt. The radio
still playing music. And religion.


Written for Jane’s Random Word Generator “Oracle” – the list of words may be viewed on her site. AI Digital Art is mine and created using Midjourney’s bot (v4). Image and poem ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting #cadralor @midjourney and @MJDougherty33

12 responses to “10 February: Words from the Oracle”

  1. this is wonderful, Misky. Answering the requirements of a cadralore but yet so cohesive. And the imagery is vivid. The sunset. The screeching car. the long curved road.

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    1. Thank you, Worms!

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  2. Mothers… don’t you just love ’em?

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    1. We’d all be nought without them! 😂

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  3. The things he remembers, and—oh!—that last line! Love this, Misky. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony, and same to you.

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  4. A crimson gash on the horizon.
    Damn, girl! 💫

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    1. Good afternoon, Nancy. 😁

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      1. Hiya, Misky! 🙋🏼‍♀️

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  5. Number three: my mum always says same advice to me! 😁

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    1. My mother passed away years ago, but her words still ring and sting my ears. 🤣

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      1. My mum had been gone for over two years now and I hear her advice like number 3 all the time ringing in my ears

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