The Darkest Hour

fire-wands-s

Invisible to eyes in daylight
the future waits, unworn.  Questions
recast as fire, fate moving
backward to the crossroads.
Neither here nor there,
meeting places
disappear.
Not quite
lost.

Found
in dreams
that circle
unremembered.
Seeking refuge in
hidden meanings, beyond.
But when the journey divides
into before and after, what
prediction can find the line between?

flame

A response to Sue Vincent’s prompt this week, Flame.

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24 responses to “The Darkest Hour”

  1. Macxermillio says :

    I love how this feels quiet in the middles, almost defeated, then rises again. When I look at your form I have a feeling it was intentional. Am I wrong?

  2. 10000hoursleft says :

    Beautiful collage and inspired words 😊

  3. Jodi says :

    Wow!!!! Powerful. Both words and art. And it is like a steering wheel on a ship guiding through a starry night to the future

  4. colorpencil2014 says :

    Intriguing, it looks like an unworldly zodiac. Love it! xo Johanna

  5. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    I really like this! The words and art are moving!

  6. Sue Vincent says :

    You can feel the motion of the sea in the words 🙂

  7. merrildsmith says :

    I like the references to time, the future, predictions, and the poem itself is like an hourglass. The flames, the collage–it all seems sort of mystical, or eternal.

  8. memadtwo says :

    The shape of the collage goes perfectly with the shape of the poem. Great work as always. N.

  9. Jill Kuhn says :

    Your collage and poetry are amazing! You are so talented, Kerfe! 🙂

  10. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This is fabulous!! The collage is literally on fire! It’s awesome! Then I read your wonderful words and the prompt. You nailed it! 😍

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