Friday, February 7, 2014

Strange Angels

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Strange angels have visited my life
and wandered through my byways.
I see them from
the corners of my eyes
as they flit up the staircase,
gray and golden.

Who will come,
when the naked moon
rises up over the mountain,
and the wolves howl,
forlorn, in the hidden valleys?

Strange angels,
to show me the way.

At Real Toads Marian set us a prompt to write something inspired by Laurie Anderson, whom I have always loved, especially her song Strange Angels.  I was struck by her image of the sun coming up "like a big bald head", which is where the naked moon comes from. The rest is just about my resident ghosts, who flutter near, sometimes.

31 comments:

  1. For me it is strange saints. Very cool piece!

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  2. I love the combination of colours in 'gray and golden', suggesting the transparency of your strange angels, as well as the light that shines around them.

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  3. yes, yes-- i can see them from here. xo

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  4. Beautifully put, Sherry, and the photo goes well with your gray and golden angels.
    Luv, K

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  5. Nice to have angels around. I really like like this Sherry. Haven't thought of angels in a while. I like your moon too.

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  6. We can all use some angels. Beautifully written.

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  7. Beautiful Sherry....we all need angels

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  8. I am sure they will be waiting, Sherry!!

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  9. They are God’s gift to us. Lovely poem, Sherry. :)

    Bing

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  10. ha. i think strange angels could be a bit fun you know....i like that second/questioning stanza...who will come....the naked moon...

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  11. Strange Angeles indeed Sherry. I had trouble with this prompt but loved your peom and the idea of Strange Angels

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  12. Lovely.. I'd like to see any angels, strange or otherwise.. I'll look to the naked moon and imagine. Really nice poem.

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  13. I love what you have done with this one! I am not familiar with the artist. I must go check out more of her stuff-remarkable poem! Love the naked moon~

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  14. Oh! lovely, yes we all have such angels in our life , who guide and help us:)

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  15. I believe in those angels, strange or not ~ Enjoyed this one Sherry ~

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  16. i like the naked moon over the mountains. enjoyed this.

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  17. Hi Sherry, I resonate with this - bless your angels and may you always see them... With Best Wishes
    Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  18. Strangels, then - not to be confused with strangles!

    I very much like this imagery, Sherry ~

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  19. Strange angels indeed! I guess they're better than devils!

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  20. I get angels and ghosts, too, Sherry, especially in this new-old house. Their are SO many dimensions of life and living.

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  21. There is a certain eeriness to your words. The imagery is clear and the feeling is felt. Those strange angels and their showing the way may well be a good omen.
    Interesting and well written.
    -HA

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  22. Wonderful lines Sherry..the contrast..grey and golden....loved it..:-)

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  23. Beautiful Sherry… so many angels meet us with messages when we least expect them.

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  24. So many angels all around us, Sherry. Sometimes a homeless person, sometimes a helping hand, sometimes the glimmer of the moon on frozen snow reminds me of angels. Loved your use of color in this! Be well and warm, Amy

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  25. strange angels...yes, i believe we are surrounded by beings we cannot see.

    this poem flowed so well, and makes one ponder on the wonderous, beautiful, unanswered questions of this life!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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  26. a handful of rainbows - surely everybody is only entitled to one of those in our lives :-)
    Something to aspire to and I'm glad you shared this bounty.

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  27. I love angels and I believe in them with all my heart! So many times I have met people in my life who have helped me in miraculous ways just when I needed them. I believe these people were acting on inspiration from the angels. Lovely poem!

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