the Fourth of July-
in her moonlit face
harsh words explode
Shared with dVerse Open Link Night. I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th.
Filed under Atmosphere/ Mood, Celebrations, dVerse Poetry, laurie kolp poetry
Happy July 4th Laurie
Thanks… you, too.
ouch on that last line….and with a crack, it happens just like that…boom!
they cancelled ours due to lack of power and the heat wave making everything so dry we might just all go up in cinders if they did…ha…
lol…That’s probably a good idea. We couldn’t have them last year b/c of the drought. We’re excited.
uuhhhh..there’s not much beauty in harsh words that explode.. but i def. love fireworks.. we will have one on august 1st when our swiss neighbours celebrate the founding of CH and on july 14th when our french neighbours celebrate..
Excellent! Say’s it all! Excellent!
Wonderful! Pow! Ooo!
those fourteen syllables really pack a punch! Such a startling contrast between moonlight and harsh explosions. No fireworks around here this year due to drought – but you’re right on that some people can make their own anyway…
ooh, a perfect little picture poem that tells a big story.
love! happy 4th to you…
Your brevity is absolute brilliance, Laurie!! Wow!
And may those harsh words disspipate into the night air like the sparkles from the fireworks!
my son gets to go tot he 4th of July in NYC, the greatest fireworks in the world!!! he’s soooo lucky
Happy 4th Laurie.
Now this is a haiku – I take my hat off to you
hope your day went well Laurie – loved that little ku with the powerful fireworks – hugs Lib
if only all that ever exploded were decorative fireworks.
Boom! Well done. A safe and happy 4th to you, too, Laurie.
A perfect capture for the holiday! Happy Independence Day, Laurie!
Nice, Laurie. Yes, that is what happens.
Love the ambivalence of this – the harsh words could explode as in, be destroyed; or be brought on by the celebrations, i.e. drinking.
Whoa, an unconventional metaphor for rage, and perhaps more effective for that dislocation.
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