Dead Star

you stand still, homed diva.
carrier of secret songs
to the dirt-hungry daybreak.

Triton abandons you
for drifting ashore
where you skulk for seagulls;
fish the midday gods.

pressed flat among
scattered stones,
a strange faun gathers
your cold skin.

adorned with promises
of city fame you are staged
atop a chiffonier, half lit
before all faces framed---

a dead star in a room.



- ksm / 2015


Inspiration: "Turritella I" by Jennifer Broussard

25 comments:

  1. once you are done, you are often displayed to the next generations especially if you have been considered as an important part of history.

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  2. Wonderful, evocative words, as always - creating both picture and feeling.

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  3. Wonderful poem, Kelvin. I like the 'carrier of secret songs.' Sounds alluring but also a bit mysterious. And those promises of 'city fame,' I wonder if they really happen. Hope they will not turn into empty promises instead!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful piece - it gracefully dances across the page - I see ballet -

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  5. Evocative imagery ~ the star still lives on. Smiles :)

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  6. What a lovely gift for the midday gods ~ Each line is exquisite to read Kelvin ~ Happy weekend ~

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  7. I can see this as a starlet in the world of image and film and more globally as delicate celestial being.. star filled write

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  8. I like so much how you tie it all together with that single line of a dead star.. Somehow it's like strands coming together and you see a cobweb shimmering,

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  9. very evocative poem Kelvin...btw, i've seen such dead stars as home decor piece :)

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  10. Nice imagery, Kelvin! I also like the "carrier of secret songs". Very intriguing :)

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  11. How I love "carrier of secret songs....to the daybreak"!! Beautiful.

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  12. Adorned with promises of city fame... So many are promised and have desires but few are fulfilled. Good write!

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  13. Wonderful images of the end of a star as you start us off with diva and mix the images throughout.

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  14. I like the images in this as well as the sense of mystery. Great mix.

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  15. Hello Kelvin,

    This is extraordinary work! Inspired! :D

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  16. "Carrier of secret songs", but who will hear them now?

    Elizabeth

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  17. 'adorned with promises
    of city fame you are staged
    atop a chiffonier, half lit'

    A fading star, out of the limelight, almost invisible, but still there, aching to be seen.

    Mysteriously intriguing.

    Poppy

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  18. Lovely write Kelvin. I haven't read your inspiration, but it gave rise to something very beautiful, sad, that makes one reflect.

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  19. oh my the imagery is so haunting

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  20. Kelvin,

    I feel that I am observing a wall painting, but brought to life with movement and grace, through your poetic description..Superb!

    Eileen

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  21. This has a mythological feel to it but is also very haunting. Beautifully written.

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  22. Hello Kelvin,

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my poem. Lol dont worry I never let my fellow poet's comment go to spam! :D

    Ciao

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  23. The feeling the old silver screen stars must have known at the end.

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Thanks for the kind words!

- kelvin s.m.