We Die Drinking Butterflies The Sunday Whirl #80

Jet-powered skies ravage colours
today; machines thread
lost sacrament, leaving me damaged
as men play trip numbers,
advice cool to women in wayward sublime

Conform subtle wishes of pagan desire;
in prayer-contained faith fetid quagmire resides

Confirmation unbound in this hollow mistake;
within single lines, benediction dies here

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36 responses to “We Die Drinking Butterflies The Sunday Whirl #80

  1. wow…this is like a cascade of imagery with a wicked flow…from the machines in the opening to the spirituality of the end….Conform subtle wishes of pagan desire;
    in prayer-contained faith fetid quagmire resides…ha wicked good line…

  2. So much to love in this poem, Pamela! One great image after another, from your awesome title to your stunning last line! “Confirmation unbound in this hollow mistake; within single lines, benediction dies here.” Hollow mistake is wonderful!

  3. Ahh… the slippery slope… powerful. Pagan desire.
    I often wondered now if Pagan worship was so bad, the established, organised ones aren’t doing too well now, are they?

  4. Conform subtle wishes of pagan desire;

    I keep asking how pagan desires can be so overbearing. It appears to be so! Wonderful verse Pam!

    Hank

  5. The death of benedictions is always a sad affair…

    Another Whirl with Robert Bly

  6. Wow…your title is intense and the poem that follows does not fail to match the intensity…great write, Pamela!

  7. Wow!!! Nothing more to say!

  8. Allow me to echo all the other comments, Pamela, this is an astounding write. From title, to beginning, to your powerful ending. Quite a ride today. Think I’ll scroll back up for another read.

  9. Love jet-powered skies… powerful piece.

  10. Amazing write, Pamela! I was drawn in immediately by the strong title. The finish was equally strong.

  11. Love yoour title! The entire poem is filled with great images.

  12. Hi Pamela, I like the surreal title and the last phrase: benediction dies here. Hope you’re keeping busy and well.

  13. I like the direction you took this week…

  14. Cleverly used wordle for this vivid poem.

  15. Wow – this is a very strong sad poem = where benediction dies a startling image. k.

  16. Thanks Karin. It looks like things are calming down in your part of the country. Well, that is what CNN is reporting.Conflicting reports are coming over the news network and the internet. Agh! I hope you are safe.

  17. Beautiful, as always, Pamela!

  18. A wondeful write here.

I appreciate all comments.

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