Fugitive Fragments

by Mike McGuire

Fade to Grey

img_7x500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pied tombstones circumscribed

by misted mountain nearing

under adumbral clouds.

Pressed down by black umbrellas

timeworn melancholy mourners

slate-faced under chrome-combed hair

stone-eyed through mantilla mesh

their kindred ebon overcoats

casting contoured silhouettes

on granite-gabled chapel wall.

Vestment black and collar white

protect priest mumbling doubtful aid

that begs a leaden counter-lie

from peons’ pæan in undertones

of hum-sung hosanna…hallelujah…

Grave digger in grey dungarees

smokes withering butt

breathes ashen veils

in weeping cinereal rain

as all fades to grey.

 

Single Post Navigation

33 thoughts on “Fade to Grey

  1. Wonderful images in this poem, Mike. I especially like ‘chrome-combed hair /

    stone-eyed through mantilla mesh …’

  2. What an exquisite piece!! Each syllable, seducing my minds visual… Wonderful Mike :)

  3. What amazing descriptions and fabulous write-up. You’ve put in a lot of effort here. so glad to see your post again

    • Thank you nl for your genial appraisal and yes, this one did take a bit of thought but having that recognized by an admired peer is something that makes all the work worthwhile.

  4. You came back with beautiful style! Love this piece. Welcome back!

  5. Very well done.

    Maybe they’ll read this poem aloud at the funeral of a Metallica band member after singing a rendition of Fade To Black.

  6. Welcome home Mike! Love this piece. That’s how I want to be laid to rest.

  7. Nice use of the image. Excellent description.

  8. Wellllllll…. there he is! Missed the heck out of you my friend :-)

  9. Powerful……and Somber

  10. the somberness is palpable. I can feel the sadness upon the most melancholic of durges.

  11. Great to see you back!! This is wonderful – dark, brooding, real – very well executed!! :) :)

  12. Very nice to see you back among us. You were missed. :)

  13. Hurray! I’ve been so inpatient to catch another escapee of yours, and this one is an especial delight given I often contemplate death (not in a morbid goth way, but as a Momento Mori to propel me into this life). Great writing and worth my LONG wait!

  14. Mike, nice to see you back writing!

Whaddya think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blue Insomniak's Blog

Thoughts from Within

aurakarma

Stories from the Streets

Javas L'amer Hark

Poems for lovers, heartbreak and great love everywhere.

Double U

The Journey of John White, writer

Journey of Scribbles

the reflections of a 20-something student

Stories We Were Told

A fine WordPress.com site

Jnana's Red Barn

A Space for Work and Reflection

La Vie en Noir

a blog focusing on the beauty of poetry, dark music, fashion and anything that exudes passion - in one way or another.

Who Dreams Me Right

Getting back to the roots

far-out anonymous

hashtag random thoughts

Hearts Aren't Just For Beating

Thoughts, writings, and one man's perspective on our limited lifetime.

Poise with a Little Noise

University Student. Vegetarian. Smarty Pants. Twitter: realjohnsonv

Everyday Words

An exercise in creativity and sanity.

Under Painted Firmament

Here are the stars I was able fathom into constellations.

Never Quite Broken

If you can feel, then you can write

slyvioletflower

Just another WordPress.com site

calmgrove

Exploring the world of ideas through books

Ayesha Mehr Nadeem

Thinking and communicating

nero kein

universe and me – alone

Musings by Xantho

You never know what you may find here...

Zenrinji

a haiku a day

Here

Nowhere else

The Winged Woman

My simple journey

Cloud Gatherings

Let the rain cleanse the soul, tears of hope and healing.

jadedmess

Writings, that's all. My own or someone else's. Dark, happy, sensual, romantic, sweet, sad...whatever the day inspires.

malleable art

popped bubblegum and jawbreakers: POETRY, SHORT FICTION AND OTHER GOOD IDEAS

Wounded Memories

Anonymous place to let spill my wounded memories

Gogyoshi

Short poems for Long days

Sir Morose

In Limbo

Poems & poèmes

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." – William Wordsworth

Libretto

Expression of Thought through Words

Rants Unto the Ether

There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon. - Raoul Duke

Zula Julia

Lover of words, wit and surrealism

Le donne lo sanno...

Blog rivolto in modo particolare al mondo delle donne,alle loro passioni,desideri,preoccupazioni.Consigli sullo shopping,sulla cosmesi,sull'alimentazione e in generale sulla vita

Paris Poems

Poetry and short stories by Paris

hocuspocus13

Magickal Arts

Haiku Once A Day

When new to haiku, there’s only one way to learn. Write some every day.

Gugni

Just another WordPress.com site

Feed|the|feesh Michael Layao

Random Acts of Poetry

Personally disordered

Poems of the Strange & Terrible EST. 13 July 2014

Poetry by Carrick Cross

Romance. Grace. Life.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,156 other followers

%d bloggers like this: