A Missive in the Sky

By lupus tenebrae

A black-bird frills its epaulettes
to chide a raucous cur
who minces words with shadows-
and phantoms in his fur.
Jet-trails raze the sky-line with
their missive in the clouds-
and the pink of slinking sunset
shrinks past its wispy shroud.

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Copyright 2016 lupus tenebrae
Published on Thursday, March 24, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

This piece is inspired by Poem 45 (Snow flakes), by Emily Dickinson, utilizing her penchant for minimalism and taking elements from the reclusive world around her.


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  • A former member wrote: I laud this poem, pure excellence no less. 10-Mrk

  • carlosjackal On Monday, March 28, 2016, carlosjackal (2575)By person wrote:

    Wonderful, description-packed visuals packed tightly in this great tribute. Fabulous work.

  • River Lily On Friday, March 25, 2016, River Lily (1160)By person wrote:

    I think you did a great job on catching Emily Dickinson, beautiful and vivid :) Congrats Scholar

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, March 24, 2016, TropicalSnowstorm (1773)By person wrote:

    Excellent visuals, great job with this style. Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Highly visual with excellent choice of rhyming words. A truly delightful read well done. Scholar

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