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sand and smoke

tattered sails
and ferris wheels
they shot horses on the beach
unafraid of their freightened screams
lovers kissed among the flames
as feral dogs eased
the silence of the night
bloodied men
sang songs of home
one found redemption
in a dream

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  • margpie
    margpieabout 6 years ago

    powerful imagery, i wonder if i did a painting for these words what it would be like, I am thinking of the feral dogs and the fires burning, the hisses mingling with the screams. The horses being shot amongst the savagery frighten me as do the ones that are kissing their last kiss and the person who just closed his eyes to it all….wow B, FAB :)

  • actually marina.. (speaking of movies).. these words were actually inspired by one… so i’d love to see the imagery you would do for this…… go for it… and thank you…………..b

    – butchart

  • Talking Watermelon
    Talking Waterm...about 6 years ago

    Wow… Speechless….

  • that seems to happen alot…. i’ll settle for wow…. and i thank you…………..b

    – butchart

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanabout 6 years ago

    This is like a snap shot of human experience and existence…can’t escape your ‘Screaming horses’ imagery – very powerful b.

  • thanks robbie… i’m so glad we seem to get each other’s work…………b

    – butchart

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistabout 6 years ago

    margpie is right on, you painted this with words quite well, would be interesting to see painted :) fantastic imagery.

  • Thank you DA.. like i told M…. go for it…….. would be wonderful to see this come to the canvas…….. :) hugs………..b

    – butchart

  • lianne
    lianneabout 6 years ago

    I’m speechless too and not a little terrified by the implied violence behind the violence of these images. And yet… there is a note of hope there at the end dearest Butch, that saves the piece from hopelessness – one found redemption in a dream. Visceral and very visual images in a powerful piece of writing.

  • my beautiful sweet friend.. you should recognize this as we just talked about it the other day….. the power in seeing it inspired these words…….. don’t be terrified… i’m just interpreting what i saw…..love you………..b

    – butchart

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistabout 6 years ago

    i may do that, b….i’m currently doing a painting of another poem, one my uncle wrote, but maybe this one would be next!

  • cool

    – butchart

  • lianne
    lianneabout 6 years ago

    I’m not “personally” terrified for you or for myself, dear heart – and yes, we did speak of this the other day – but it’s still so visceral isn’t it? You – I adore – you’re the most insightful man I know!

  • yes… can’t seem to shake it… for all the sadness and violence it was still a beautifully created moment……. so i guess that is a scarey thought………. love you………b

    – butchart

  • navybrat
    navybratabout 6 years ago

    a powerful conceptual imagery to describe a seething predicament…..

  • thank you J… a predicament indeed…………..b

    – butchart

  • meltaylor
    meltaylorabout 6 years ago

    I often wonder what is going on in your head when you write, bu!!
    This is a powerful piece! And wonderful!!
    It takes you in and puts you right there on the beach…and it’s a frightening scene!!
    mel

  • thank you mel… so much… and you don’t want to know…. :)
    yor support is awesome………….b

    – butchart

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormabout 6 years ago

    Lost Boys for me butch! Truly magikal words friend!!!…)o(

  • lost boys indeed mally…. thank you for your kindness………b

    – butchart

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