A breath

The following poem was written in response to a prompt by Poets Who Blog Interactive:

Pick between 3 and 10 words from the list below. Write a poem containing those words. Post it in the comments.

fallen, explosive, ashes, steal, glint, fleeting, luminious, hunger, insatiable, inhale, reveal, morgue, moon, chord, bound, baffled, prisoner, slave, holy, remembrance, destroyed, ruins, crucify, stranded, temple, mourn, lightening, stroke

I chose to use all the words. Here goes:

A breath

Fallen explosives
have turned to ashes
and are stealing glint.

A fleeting,
luminous hunger

The morgue

the moon chord,
bound, baffled,
prisoner, slave,

holy and
of what’s

destroyed –
ruins, crucified,

mourning away
the lightening


– James Steerforth


About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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6 Responses to A breath

  1. poetswhoblog says:

    Amazing job incorpating all the words. This part is my favorite:
    A fleeting,
    luminous hunger


  2. Thanks for your prompt, visiting and commenting!

    Wish you much success with your blog.

  3. I thought of war, destruction, and death when I read your poem, as well as survival amid the ruins.

  4. “War, destruction, death survival amid the ruins” – yes, that’s all there.

    Writing this poem was a strange experience because much of the vocabulary was given by the prompt.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting, Mariacristina!

  5. poetswhoblog says:

    Welcome to the Poets Who Blog blogroll.

    Thank you for supporting all poets who blog.

    Have a good day,

  6. Thanks, Sara.

    Poets Who Blog is a great blog.

    You have a good week!

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