Thursday, 26 April 2007

Solar Flares

I am contributing this poem to Poetry Thursday's NaPoWriMo prompt - Blaze.

Solar plexus swells and radiates.
A throbbing, scorching sun,
Burns the centre of my being.
I am left,
Feeling blistered and tender.
Oh! The pain.....
Had I known before,
I would have protected my heart
Under a hat;
Wrapped my soul
In dark glasses
And drunk a cocktail
Of Mississippi Moonshine and SPF15 Plus.
One can never be too sun smart.

© Strauss
16th February 2007


Brian said...

Very interesting take on blaze. The if only of love.

gautami tripathy said...

It really blazes on.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I can't help but think that too much protection is just as bad? I think that blaze of feeling is worth the occasional burn.



Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, I loved this, strauss. Love can be so intense. I love the image of wrapping your soul in dark glasses...

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is fun but also sad, I can relate to it but also agree with Rose, you don't want too much protection ...

...deb said...

You've chosen a great image to illustrate: "I would have protected my heart/ Under a hat;" was delightful. I like the tone.

Pauline said...

"One can never be too sun smart." Wonderful metaphoric poetry.

Catherine said...

Seriously, Strauss, this one belongs in The New Yorker.

What brilliant imagery and metaphor.