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

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

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

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

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

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! 😁


    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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