Ammonites

Posted: May 25, 2013 in nature poems

Tonight Brian Miller has us writing to some of  Leovi’s pieces of artwork at dVerse . Follow the first link for more incredible and wonderful photos

leovi

At this point history
breaks free of its prison.

After a million-year lockdown
and hard-pressed in rock layers,

these planispirals shatter
a thousand ocean drops.

Clear as crystal they crest
the waves of time.

Leaping into the now,
their sculptured beauty

brings a long lost past
capturing human eyes

for the first time.

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Comments
  1. brian miller says:

    planispirals…new word on me, did not know that is what they were called…like the energy in this…would be kinda cool for some history to burst onto the scene in the present…nice intentional use of words as well…capturing the eyes….leaping…nice…

  2. Mary says:

    Very cool take on the picture. I like the idea of history breaking free of its prison. I wonder what would happen if that came about.

  3. History breaking free is a very strong and slightly eerie thing. And that “animal” breaking out… anything could happen..:-)

    Björn

  4. love the ‘shatter a thousand ocean drops’ and the ‘leaping into now’ – very cool – K

  5. Grace says:

    I imagine this is like creation, their sculptured beauty finally being seen by human eyes ~

    Very creative take here ~

  6. claudia says:

    i much like the leap into the now…the most amazing (and also scary) things can happen if history breaks free..

  7. Rowan Taw says:

    Ammonites are fascinating and I certainly like the idea of “history breaking free of its prison”.

  8. Kelvin S.M. says:

    …the breaking free & the shattering are quite a rumble in a good way… and i would like to join… ah, loved your take… smiles…

  9. these planispirals shatter
    a thousand ocean drops

    planispirals…I learned a new word this morning 🙂 Cool piece of writing.

  10. Laurie Kolp says:

    Love this one… so vivid and unique… especially:

    planispirals shatter
    a thousand ocean drops

  11. Myrna says:

    Well I had to look up ammonite though I got the gist of your poem prior to that. I love the sci-fi feel of this. You have such a vivid imagination and telent.

  12. tigerbrite says:

    I love the notion of the secrets of history breaking free. Through a glass darkly we see the true secrets of the past.

  13. It does almost look like a frozen wave. What a cool take on this artwork. Powerful final line (something I always admire in poetry and look for) and nice flow!

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