Thursday, August 11, 2011

Merry Fates Contest Poem

So the Merry Sisters of Fate are having a prompt contest over at their brand new website. To enter you have to write something, inspired by their prompt image. This is the image, “The Turret Stairs” by Frederic Burton:

And this is what I wrote:

there is only this

this dark corner
between up

between his

but it is an eternity
of sweet
of breaths like caresses and
gentle thumbs against cheeks

of wordless lips
that speak sonnets

it is
the silent cracks that
through my heart
when he moves past

to the place where
he will one day
become king

while i remain
in fractured pieces
scattered along the ground

Winners are randomly selected, so don't be shy. You could win a signed ARC of THE SCORPIO RACES or THE SPACE BETWEEN or a signed finished copy of BLOOD MAGIC. Contest ends Friday, August 12, at midnight CST so get started! Enter here.


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

gorgeous poem--captures the picture and takes my breath, Valerie.

Valerie Kemp said...

Thank you so much!

Natalie C Parker said...

Lovely! And I especially love this line:

but it is an eternity
of sweet

Valerie Kemp said...

Thanks Natalie!

Jo said...

very cool!

Valerie Kemp said...

Thank you!

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