Revelation–Poetry Potluck’s Theme of Art, Music and Poetry

D. Slotto 4/2011

Oleander and the Sky
Image by ozgurmulazimoglu via Flickr

D. Slotto 4/2011

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Monday Morning Writing Prompt:


Last night as I slept
the Artist came and dabbed Oleander’s
green with brilliant buds of pink
then feathered white across
a chosen hummingbird.

Last night as I slept
the Violinist played, sweeping
his bow across the fronds of palms.
Music hummed in branches of Crepe Myrtle,
sprinkling her blossoms all across the Earth.

Last night as I slept
the Poet tossed his words into the water,
ripples bore their beauty
all across the world so sere,
so desperate for salvation.

This morning I awoke
to colors of joy,
to sounds of grace,
to possibilities of peace.

This week the Oleanders blossomed overnight, the winds howled, and a striking albino hummingbird has graced us with his presence. Happy Easter to all.

30 thoughts on “Revelation–Poetry Potluck’s Theme of Art, Music and Poetry

  1. swanrose says:

    love this the Poet tossed his words into the water,
    very cool

    my potluck post is here


  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    A dear poem, especially the closing sentence. Thanks. Nice for potluck.


  3. tigerbrite says:

    Lovely dreams. My oleanders are out too;)


  4. Bill says:

    Truly beautiful. Just what I need this fine Spring morning.


  5. Very tender, lovely. A beautiful voice.


  6. Dheepikaa says:

    Such vivid imagery.

    The poet tossing words into water and ripples bearing their beauty – is something that I will remember for long.


  7. The night that sets you into the world of dreams and creations and makes you collect enough courage and strength in your sleep to find the morning beautiful and bright … lovely Victoria, as usual!


  8. Teri C says:

    This is just so beautiful!


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  10. trisha says:

    jusf fabulous victoria. this time our poems have followed the same path i think. 🙂


  11. mairmusic says:

    All these sound so beautiful and rare– such a wonderful spring in your world!


  12. honeyhaiku says:

    Victoria, this is quiet lovely. There is musicality throughout these verses and of course the subject matter was rendered well as their subtle gifts were bestowed upon your heart and mind!


  13. bendedspoon says:

    wow! this is so beautiful 🙂


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  15. Sam says:

    Beautifully written Victoria… Happy Easter…:-)


  16. seabell says:

    Night has always been a good allied of creativeness… and yours was a busy one! Enjoyed it!


  17. Olivia says:

    Surreal words.. dreams take you to a place where everything seems enchantingly beautiful!

    Wonderful words..

    Hugs xo


  18. Becca Givens says:

    Beautifully written – serene! The last stanza summed it exquisitely!!

    I am not heard of an albino hummingbird ~~ its image makes me think of a twinkling fairy! 🙂

    Happy Easter and Easter week!


  19. Bodhirose says:

    Well the poem is just beautiful–your dream world is so vivid and full and I couldn’t take my eyes off of that albino hummingbird photo. Just extraordinary.


  20. marousia says:

    This gave me a feeling of tranquility as I read it. The imagery is strong – I especially loved the poet tossing words into water…. ah, so lyrical 🙂


  21. Reflections says:

    Stunning reflections of experiences so often overlooked.


  22. souldipper says:

    Victoria, this takes my breath away! All of this – in one loving motion. What gifts we have been given. Thank you for sharing yours.


  23. Jingle says:

    nature’s art is divine and fun.

    well done.


  24. K. McGee says:

    Soul soothing!


  25. yelena m. says:

    Your poetry is every line here, absolutely magical for senses.
    Happy Easter to you, Victoria. 🙂


  26. LeRoy Dean says:

    Beauty created on a canvas with words.


  27. booguloo says:

    Beautiful blessing on a blessed day.


  28. I enjoyed it, but the 3rd stanza totally rocked it for me. Thank you! Happy potluck!


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