This is my blog (now there is a surprise!). I will be sticking in it poetry, prose, random musings, things that take my fancy and more than likely lots of pictures of cats. I hope you find something to amuse and/or interest you here.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

One Stop Poetry Picture Challenge!

Picture by Roger Allen Baut
Challenge by : http://onestoppoetry.com/

Diamond sparkles in frozen waves
A moment captured forever.
Electronic magic now saves
Digital second whenever
The click of a button and so
The picture we’re certain we see
Becomes a line of yes and no
The wonder of imagery.
The light there glinting on the page,
A myth that fools the eye and brain,
Ink and pixels become the cage
That traps and then displays again.

And since it looks like a thin wafer of crystal to me:
Crystal lines refracting light
Layers of atoms bonded tight
Layers of time exposed to sight
Crystalline bright.

Bands of compressed history
Viewed microscopically
Glimpses of the past we see
In filigree.

Pressured into lines so thin
What things are recorded in
The bands we see drawn within
Silicate skin

In future times will crystals hold
Information so controlled
Grown in many a careful mould
Data stronghold.

And will we ever free the past
That’s held within your rocky cast
And understand what you amassed
And now outlast.

Good luck at the Shorty Awards ceremonies folks.  I hope you have a great time.


  1. A brilliant take and descriptive analysis of an abstract mind, great piece of work.

  2. So literally inspired by the picture - I think just as it should be, you describe it perfectly.

  3. a myth that fools the eye...i like that...

  4. A wonder of imagery indeed! Nice Penny.

    ♥ ஆ 。◕‿◕。

  5. Wonderful, particularly the Crystal one :)

  6. Like the crystal one lots! Great piece of writing

  7. Nice description. Well written.

  8. Solid, image-focused piece. Good piece!

  9. Beautiful! And I like the new look of your blog!

  10. Fantastic take on the prompt. I had trouble interpreting this one, then ran out of free time on Sunday. Nice one!

  11. divine imagery, you rock.

    invite you to join us today,
    thanks for the attention..

    we are about less than 8 hours to go before closing..

    hope to see you in.