The color of my quill

Can you please

divine for me,

the colour / of

my quill? / It

bleeds and builds

a century / with all the ills / inside of me. The blackness

quakes and opens down / I wear towards / some inner crown

and all the ache I housed within / now flows from out

my nameless pen.

Help me stop / the

flow of words / I fear

I kill a spiral / with

the hurt of skylarks

as their music fills

the air around me

and my breath is

winding / slowing

down / within the

art and heart / of me.




*poem if viewed on desktop is in the shape of a cross.

This poem was partly but hugely inspired by the creativity of a dear blog-friend, Akanksha (A.S./My Bubble), in her poem “Jazzy Spill (WP Reader link),” and based on John A. Reyes’ prompt (WP Reader link), at Jar of Poetry. I promised myself I would stop writing for a bit ;)), but Akanksha made it too hard to resist :)). I’m not participating in the contest this time around, but please visit John’s site for details, and post a poem of your own based on his prompt “the color of my quill” — all you have to do is use that phrase somewhere in the poem, and use the image he provides somewhere on your post. Also you may *not* use the word “rainbow.” So I think that is pretty awesome. Write on, with love, xoxo “Lia”

23 thoughts on “The color of my quill

  1. So so so glad that you changed your mind about stopping!! πŸ’–β€ This is such a beautiful rendering of the prompt, Lia! I must say, it is marvellous, especially with the thoughtful shape.
    PS: You are such an amazing poet, Lia, I really don’t think that you need any inspiration from me. (But I am honoured to know that you think so.)You do your own thing so much fabulously. Keep spilling the colours, friend.β€πŸ’–β€πŸ™πŸ₯°πŸ€—

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    1. Awwwww I love your comments so much. Just feel so happy now. I don’t know if I’ve changed my mind, I really do need a bit of a quiet break, everyone does from time to time, don’t they. ;)))) But your feedback gave me so much happiness πŸ˜πŸ’—so thank you. Your kindness is glowing and making me glow in return. Thank you, friend, and continue to spill I certainly will, whether online or off. Can’t seem to help it lol. I’m a gusher. ;))) πŸŒŠπŸ’™πŸŒ€But I definitely need inspiration, and you (and John’s prompt!) definitely gave it to me. πŸ”₯🌈✍️Hugs. xoxoxo

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      1. I understand, we all need a little break from time to time. Take all the time you need to get charged and then make a return. 😊😍
        I am very glad to bring some sunshine for you as your words bring to me.
        Keep spilling, dear. Love and hugs β£οΈπŸ’žβ€οΈ

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  2. Wow! Normally I would have a favorite line or two but this whole thing was written so well. I loved every single line you penned, well done! 😍🀩🌟

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        1. And I’m so happy we’ve met in Blogland!! Thanks so much for the follow because I truly love and am happy to have discovered your blog in return. You’re such a kind soul. Wonderful idea to post the lesser-known classics, and the way you present them is lovely.

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          1. Oh my goodness thank you so much ☺️ I’m glad to have met you too here! It’s works like these that I have read forever and was surprised that not many people know of them. I’m actually an English literature honours Summa cum Laude. This is where my heart is. And I’m truly delighted you liked it. Thank you so much for your kindness and appreciation. ☺️☺️

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            1. Oh wow amazing work on the degree. Well it’s lovely you’re doing bringing them to light – and by lesser-known I thought I was quoting you in the comments of the Dover Beach piece. :)) That one of Raleigh’s (The Nymph’s Reply) is one of my old favourites btw. You are so very welcome, and very much likewise! πŸ˜Šβ˜ΊοΈπŸ’›

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              1. Thank you so much for your kind words ☺️ It’s a beautiful poem, isn’t it. I’m glad you like them and I managed to include one of your favourites. 😊😊

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  3. Amazing!
    “Bleeds and builds a century..” took my breath away!
    “all the ache I housed..flows from my..” I could very well relate to this.
    Loved it!
    And ya the cross was not to be missed. Really creative dear..😍😍

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    1. Thank you so much, Arushi! I loved your contribution to John’s contest. Very relatable as well. Truly thanks for your very kind words, they mean a lot to me. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ˜β€οΈŽ

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