Monday, 19 April 2010

Smithereens

SMITHEREENS

–noun (plural)
small pieces; bits



Time, that Rogue of Cups
Tipsy fool bully
Gyrating until...
Dizzying until...
The clock stops your heart
Your empty cup falls
Smashed to smithereens
Seconds flying off,
Untimely shards
Piercing straight through hearts.


The background picture is copyright of Willow of Willow Manor, who has put it forth as a writing prompt.
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18 comments:

martha said...

Excellent use of the prompt. I've had to drop out for this month as I have too much work. Teaching 60 hours in one month is no joke - even if it is great fun.

Hopefully I'll get back to Bratislava in May.

christine said...

Very clever I am in awe of you, such imagination.

chiccoreal said...

Describing time as "that rogue of Cups" gives reference to much mystery and intrigue. Love your comparisons and how time too will one day; "Smash to Smithereens" maybe in that Cern particle separator. Powerful!

Helen said...

Very powerful ... lots of emotion packed into very few words. Great job!

Brian Miller said...

wow. can i go fill my cup again before i fall down. smiles.

Catalyst said...

"Wow" is the operative word, Nathalie, though it's nowhere near to your eloquence!

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful reeling rhythms!

rel said...

sounds like a tarot reading to this poor prognosticator.
rel

Jingle said...

nice,
you have done it creatively and beautifully...
what a hit!

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/it-is-time-to/

here is mine,
hope that you enjoy the read.
;)

willow said...

Gosh, I love the word "smithereens". Wonderful piece, Nathalie.

Teri said...

"The clock stops your heart". Love that! Nice!

Peter Goulding said...

Untimely shards, eh? Very profound Natalie. Loved it

steviewren said...

I like all the imagery here.

Suz said...

I saw it all!

Jennifer said...

Nathalie,
You took a moment and froze it in a wonderful snapshot. I really liked it.

Diana (Diane) Maria said...

I like your take on this piece. This is beautifully done.

joanny said...

I love your descriptive words they just roll off the tongue and play with the mind.....Time, that Rogue of Cups-- Tipsy...Gyrating...Dizzying... Smash...Smithereens

Just great!

Joanny