Sunday, 13 September 2009



1. a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat caused by need of liquid.
2. the physical condition resulting from this need, in any of various degrees.
3. strong or eager desire; craving.
–verb (used without object)
4. to feel thirst; be thirsty.
5. to have a strong desire.

Thirst in the eyes that fail to see
Drinking shadows for a soul
Or anything
That might make them blink
Just one more time.
That one last time.


Amias said...

All I can say is... I was here, I read, and I saw. Other than that, I don't have the words to describe what I felt when I saw this picture and read your words. But I can add that it awakened something deep inside me --- a "primitive" memory I can't put words to, but I feel it.

anthonynorth said...

This is so very deep. A primeval feel to it. Excellently done.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Seriously creepy!

SandyCarlson said...

Drinking shadows for a soul....such emptiness. How many times have I mistaken form or style for substance and found myself empty and thirsty?

Thanks for this powerful poem.

Linda Jacobs said...

Excellent job creating the bleakness!

gautami tripathy said...

Dark, deep piece.

inside, outside, which side

Please don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited too each Monday morning!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful, you made me pause and feel into this. tis better to drink something that quenches the thirst.

Maggie said...

This poem has deep feelings in it.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

It's a beautiful presentation! I am in awe of your many talents, not the least of which is your Photoshop mastery!

But I can't help wondering if, like me, you just finished reading the Twilight series!? ;-)

Beth P. said...

beautifully done--and haunting--

many thanks!

Anonymous said...

oh my! this is deep and dark!

Tumblewords: said...

A reaching thirst! Excellent...

Beloved Haiku Dreams said...

Oh, I really like this poem and the picture. Just lovely and dark moody images. Powerful and deep. Well done.