Tuesday, 30 December 2008

December

Gunshot-poinsettas in windows –
mauve smoke seething
in cold, twilit yards.

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Claire Askew
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8 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

a very vivid and original description of poinsettias...

Gordon Mason said...

We've got poinsettias throughout our village here in Spain .......I'd never thought of them like that before! A great image.

Mistlethrush said...

Love this - I'll never see a poinsettia the same again!

William Soule said...

Just love that "mauve smoke seething" part!

Julia said...

Oh I like this one!

jem said...

Great choice of the word 'gunshot' - it starts the piece so vividly.

McGuire said...

'Gunshot-poinsettas'

Love that, the flower head, like the embodiment of a gun shot. As vivid as a gunshot. Bizzare and surreal image. Very good.

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