What would it be like to be half one species, half another? In some futur-topian hybrid (hybird?) universe, either due to apocalypse or creative diversification, some poets and writers imagine a world of mixture. Squirrels and birds... wings and hooves (unicorn and pegasus, anyone)? Either through inventing a hybrid poetic form, or by writing a poem of a species hybrid, imagine the future ...
I want to swim in luminiferous aether, backstroke in lighter air than real air, float above quantum vacuums that fill empty with perfumes everyone yearns for, because there's no sensory wading in aether single, where gestures remain uncertain.
Choose a color to inform a poem.
As word or langauge.
But as you write avoid using the name of the color within the poem.
Can you avoid using the name of any color in the poem and still evoke color. As mood, subject, imagery, word, language?
Unruly wind, spin-kiss this blue soul wing of mine and waft
me above coulees of cataracts, heedless
of my malaise;
catapult my wary skin skyward, heave this heart
into the hail's fussilade
where I might tumble into
scribe an offering inspired by the element of aether, space, akasha
what hums in you, what moves your essence, what shimmers you, and where is
the unseen permeating you? what, if alchemically aligned, would be activated by your subtle vibrations? how is the origin of creation densely interwoven in you? scribe with the unseen pen. write aether.
Tags: aether, epic-earth, poem, <poet's moniker>
***** Epic-Earth on Imunuri: An ongoing series of earth-related prompts as part of an Imunuri
experiment to dwell repeatedly on a theme and its riffs, and/or the
possible poetry challenge, bit by bit, of producing an epic or body of
this is the lethal consequence of block, writers
words stuck behind the fingernail and retina, how
forcefield stockpile kryptonitelock
part of myself clamping part of myself
as if somehow silencing would shut down the fount of truthing
this rubbing sanding clamping cramping bracing coerc
sing asperity troubling vexing vortexing rupturing out