Glimmer – dVerse Poetics

Here’s my submission to the dVerse Poetics prompt – this week, we are asked to write something inspired by one of the six beautiful artworks created by Catrin Welz-Stein showcased in the blog post.

I hope you enjoy my piece which has been inspired by the picture below – please do visit the linky link thing to read many more!

Copyright Catrin Welz-Stein

Copyright Catrin Welz-Stein


– Glimmer –

I long to fly away from here
escape the tendrils of my fear
that binds its barbs around my heart
and dogs my footsteps in the dark –

The dark that wraps itself around
and anchors my feet to the ground
leaden shoes and iron soul
a face that’s frozen, solid, cold –

A cold that cuts my life in two
that separates the me from you
there is no way to reach you now
I’ll never hear your voice aloud –

Your voice is just an echo, soft
whispers, laughs, holds me aloft
and draws my spirits high above
up to the clouds, with all your love –

Love, fly me away from here
banish dread, despair and fear
gently cradle my bruised heart
and light my way out from the dark.

46 thoughts on “Glimmer – dVerse Poetics

  1. Enjoyed reading this again -this is simply phenomenal writing-such rich imagery ,Freya:-) I loved he lines”A cold that cuts my life in two ,that separates the me from you”-beautiful -hopeful end too:-)

    1. It can be taken either way – the beauty of creative writing, in whatever form. Having love for ourselves first and foremost is the most important of all, and yet seemingly the hardest to achieve. Thank you for popping in and commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Sorry, that comment does not necessarily say what I wanted it to say.

      I read that you are (definitely) anchored in lead, and then I read that you are (definitely) drawn up into the clouds. I love the conflicting certainties. I have felt like that. I am not sure whether I have seen conflicting certainties expressed like this before. Beautiful.

      1. Oh yes, totally certain and totally conflicting. It reflects where I am in my life at the moment – consistently inconsistent. Looking forward to either (a) being OK with that or (b) having more certainty, one way or the other (and hopefully drawn up into the clouds!).
        Thank you so much!

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