4 March: March Visual Verse

AI art: thistles in a silver vase

Silk of a Thistle

There’s no getting closer
to it than breathing in its
fragmented scents.


It’s the weight of nostalgia.
It’s the tangles, and voices,
scars, and echoes of a feast.

Life is thistle and silk, and
those grapes spread out like
a galaxy, whilst the hungry

fast out of necessity.

Lobster on a plate. A cracked
exoskeleton, and we slobber
over spills of ripe damsons

and freckled pears, and toast
to eternity as fruit wither,
and the ice returns to water.

Life is just silk of a thistle.

Written for March’s anthology at Visual Verse. Image prompt by Adriaen van Utrecht/Rijksmuseum (below). AI Digital Artwork is created using Midjourney. Imagery and poems ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting @midjourney

still life image of lobster, fruit and nuts

4 responses to “4 March: March Visual Verse”

  1. Wonderful. Tactile and sumptuous but also making some strong points. Fasting by necessity. Toast to eternity as the fruit Withers and the ice returns to water. Powerful words. And I just love the silk of a thistle line.


    1. Thank you. We’ll see if they take it.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this idea. Anita

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