Mood Barometer

Blue bell books blog contact me they were doing a linky based on a photo. Here is what I came up with based on this photo

Skyline's steel bridge eclipses mood
merging the canvas of day with night
the silver screen of your dreams projects filtered sleep
smoky quartz clusters rotate
blocking brilliant blue's sunny disposition
quicksilver gray shadows dance like a porpoise in an angry sea
dismantled plans gone awry
graphite smudges infuse promise of turbulent downpour
like shaken salt, let it pour
don't let ugly duckling weather discourage the swan's appearance today~

Then I went to copy n' past photo, it is of a pre tornado. I just saw a gloomy day; here is my second attempt.

India permanent black ink swirls
dances across canvas dripping into life
mood erupts, bursting like a tantrum,
tentacles unleashed; no one knows where safety lives
splintering hope and shattering dreams
alien has arrived in town, everyone wants to see, but shouldn't
fractured fragments remain
bonds are rebuilt
human nature grieves what was and what will be~


Jingle said…
Very thrilled to see you in.

after darkness, sunshine comes out. lovely description of cloudy/stormy sky.

I like this new copper/gold layout, Ella!
Ella said…
Jingle-Thanks; I need to play catch-up~ I'll be by to see what you did :D
Looks extremely good. Ella.

Anonymous said…
WOW! You really know your craft.

Well done. And I'll say it again. Well done.
Bossy Betty said…
Beautiful words to go with those incredible pictures!
I think they're both good! Hey, you didn't know it was a tornado forming.
Ella said…
Alex-I didn't never have seen one; I have seen evidence after a few hurricanes in Florida. Thank you~

BossyBetty-I so love your name :D Thank you~

Bryce-Thank you; if you saw the way I puzzle piece poems, you might say otherwise. Thank you so much~

Yvonne-I'll be by to see how you and Lappy are doing! Thank you~

Dezzy-You are a magician; you weren't there before! Thank you, I thought it was an interesting pic. I am changing it today for the Blue(Summer of Color) challenge. I do think I will bring it back soon; it has that serene, zen feel~
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Great writing, Ellie and I love the ever-changing look of your blog, always a feast for the eyes!
Anonymous said…
This is incredible the imagery absolutely breath-taking I love every word
Susan Kane said…
Nice crisp look, with the glaze of antiquity. Like it.
I have seen too many skies like that one; always means bad stuff a'comin'.
tarunima said…
beautiful words!
really you have an art of making people feel your words!
enjoyed reading!
Wanda said…
Both takes are beautiful Ellie.
So glad you didn't start with, "It was a dark and stormy night..."

Wonderful writing!
Arlee Bird said…
Whoa! These are both pretty intense. Nice work.

Tossing It Out
Ella said…
Lee-Thank you; it was an interesting prompt~

Kathi-lol, thank sounds like a children's book in a movie. :D

Wanda-Thank you; I'll be by~

Tarunima-Thank you so much; you are kind~

Susan-I have seen strange weather, but it didn't look like the photo. Sorry to hear that... weather is so unpredictable. I like your words; Thank you~

Mindlovemisery-Thank you so much; I will come visit you~

Sherry-Thank you; yes, it should be interesting with the summer of color. Next is green~
Anonymous said…
You sound as bad as I am for the colour blue!
My mum told me she wanted a baby boy when she was carrying
Don't know if it's because I'm such a daydreamer and the blue sky lets me dream of freedom there, or because I was born close to the sea and always lived near it. Love it when it's blue! I lose myself it waters constant movement and flow, be it, a river, stream or even rain fall. I've always loved blue.
Thanks you for visiting me and the lovely comment.
You write lovely words too, filled with beautiful imagery.
Ella said…
Thank you daydreamertoo! I never tire of the view~
Thank you so much~
saurabh modi said…
human nature also grieves for what it could have been apart from what it was an what it will be.

it was so implicitly shown in the poem...!
great work
Ella said…
Saurabh modi-Yes the impact is deep when tragedy hits and leaves holes in one's heart.
Thank you so much~
Bluebell Books said…
what a treat.

Short Story Slam Week 4 is still open for submission,
Come on in,
We love your creativity/talent…
Happy Thursday!
Love & hugs.
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