On Nostalgia

by hiraeth   Jun 22, 2016

To/night we usurp reality
from silver clouds -

i knitted you a thousand kites
to drape over you in your
wayward travels

because dreamcatchers have failed.

i promise

a thousand and one
paper-lanterns will
keep you warm

so you never will pan-handle for

just know -

i sip on you whenever night normalizes

because your absinthe is melpomene.


This was one of the pieces I've submitted for my final portfolio for a writing class. The final portfolio was a website I made that consisted of images (that included the poem), this is that image: http://i.imgur.com/9Vbf22S.png


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  • 1 year ago

    by Precious Velasco

    Beautiful. All that is :)

  • 1 year ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    What a beautiful piece. Congratulations on the win :)
    I love the picture that goes with it. :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Darren

    Judges comment

    I am not a fan of the lower case 'i' detracts slightly from the poem for me. However I love the picture posted along with this and is a perfect fit for this write. This is like a vision of the future for PNQ, rather than the bland wishy-washy colours we have an image alongside a piece of poetry. Nice imagery throughout and stuck well with the theme of the picture. 7 points

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Congratulations on your win :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Congratulations on your win! I was blown away from the start.