Sannel Larson

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Pillar of Flames

Golden Ochre Sky



In the velvet of the callow darkness
flames cascade 'tween earth and sky.
salient colors of glowing golden ochre 
  leave its fiery reflection in the tears I cry.


I hear thundering hooves in the distance
and its echo rolling against the hillside.
A glimpse of black horses on a journey
with the rim of the sky as their guide.


Somewhere between earth and sky
pillar of flames burns unruly and free.
Flames as decisive and fierce
as the fire that burns within me.


Soon the fire melts the blazing sky 
a rainfall of ashes covers my face.
Aimlessly I reach up to catch my ride
who'll bring me to an unknown place. 


Weeping tears have now turned to ashes
so has the flames burning within me.
Somewhere between earth and sky 
wings of golden ochre fly unruly and free. 

© Copyright 2013 by Sannel Larson. All rights reserved

23 comments:

  1. What a beautiful artistic work my friend. I love the colors in the sky, they never fail to amaze us. This picture taken has given you the words to pen the verses you have my poet. I often wonder what it will be like on my last day on earth, will there be such a sky, will it be raining or snowing? But what awaits us is eternity, a new journey on one that we have been on for such a long time. Tears turning to ashes, so true, so true. I pray that we all find peace in the end as the angels sweep us towards unknown places until then. Peace and blessings I send to you my sweet poet.

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  2. Wow, Sannel! Beautiful photo and beautiful words to match. I love how you equate the fire in the sky to the fire burning within you. But it leaves me with so many questions. For what or who do you cry? What is this fierce fire that burns with you, for who or what? It leaves the reader hanging, wanting more which is sure what you intended. I thoroughly enjoyed this and it's nice to see a new piece from you! Great job!

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  3. Dear Sannel,

    "Somewhere between earth and sky
    pillar of flames burn unruly and free.
    Flames as decisive and fierce
    as the fire that burns within me."

    There is much passion in your words but I also sense a sadness

    Take care

    Hugs,

    Sue

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  4. Beautiful as always Sannel... The heart of all the readers who come across these words reach out in love to you... powerful and the picture has produced such beautiful words coming fro a heart we have all come to love dearly...

    Hugs and Blessings fro Canada

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  5. What a lovely poem i enjoyed it very very much

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  6. Hello Pretty Lady! At first ‘twas and then, having studied a bit and more bytes, I realized seconds do count. Hands reach toward sunset or near too. Clocks say "tick tock" – love your neighbor Nina Söderquist says. A friend Poe would whisper only two hours before the hour of brooms that fly, yet is a shadow of one passed high noon.
    Gary Cooper walked the walk most certainly as a brother doubted for only moments. Will did not use a Kane and Jonas offered both flight of wings with peace as accomplishments offered a healthy shot too. Good Aim with that camera lens Lady Sannel! ‘Tis is the setting as pondering space defines the image offering perspectives of feelings deeply inspired.
    Words of lace, flowers of seven, and with Magnificence too, waves undulate upon a silken shore. Delicately tied intense feelings offer pondering. Seeing the brush dipped upon a palette of ash, the sky afire of ochre, a fish of a star likened to purple, tulips share pale ale and ochre. Fish readied for dinner prepared by a pixie, bowing while offering a due of honey with melon for three, a seat near the hearth, a harp is played.

    "Soon the fire is melting the blazing sky
    and a rainfall of ashes covers my face.
    Aimlessly I reach up to catch my ride
    who'll bring me to an unknown place . . ."

    Nice . . . . . .!

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  7. I am certainly glad I spent part of my artistic journey with your poetry.

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  8. Vincent, it's always such an honor to have one of the greatest poets, I know of stopping by at my poetry site to share his very wise and beautiful words with me. Thank you so much, my friend.
    Blessings and Hugs to you,
    Sannel

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  9. Rick, I believe that's my intention many times when I write. I like the reader to ponder over my words, giving the reader the possibility to come up with their own answers to my scribe. It would be interesting to hear your own thoughts on this poem, dear friend.
    It's always such a privilege to have a poet of the highest caliber as yourself reading my work. Thank you so much!
    Hugs,
    Sannel

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  10. Sue, you're right. More than anything else, I was overwhelmed with sadness when I wrote this scribe. When I shot this picture, the summer evening was incredible beautiful but also very vivid, just like the sky. So intense in so many different ways which brought so many emotions to the surface.
    Thank you, my poetic friend for your lovely visit. It's always such a beautiful treat.
    Take care.
    Hugs and Blessings to you,
    Sannel

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  11. Rolly, oh, what a beautiful thing to say! You, sure knows how to melt this Swedish heart. Thank you so much, my Canadian friend.
    Blessings and "Bamse" hugs to you,
    Sannel

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  12. Anonymous, I wish, I knew your name. Thank you for your time and kind words. It's very much appreciated.
    Sannel

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  13. Mitch, You said nice, and that's all I need to hear. Thank you, my dear friend.
    Sannel

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  14. Mike, what a lovely thing to say! You are such a sweetheart, thank you so much.
    Sending good energy and hugs your way,
    Sannel

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    1. "Anonymous" has come forward with an apology for the comment that was being made here. I have accepted the apology.

      Sannel

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  15. Oh, Sannel! Please don't listen to "Anonymous". He/she obviously doesn't have the courage to put his name to the terrible things that they says. Apparently even they doesn't believe them enough to sign their name to them, so you should just ignore them. Besides, they're obviously a vindictive and bitter person. Keep in mind the many, many of us that love your writing and wait anxiously until you publish something else. Please don't take these hurtful words to heart because that's all they were meant to do: hurt you. They're not true, just bitter! We love you and your writing, Sannel! Keep it coming, please!

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  16. I concur with Rick, this "Anonymous" character is nothing but a coward, to hide his/her true identity is a true sign of a writer/poet who knows nothing about character. Do not let this mindless twit upset you my dear Sannel, we all love you here and support your writing, you have your own style as do all of us. Simply because you are from another country, where English is not your first language, does not constitute your being harassed by this insulting "Anonymous" simply block or delete his/hers comments and move on. Leave that person eating your dust, they are not worth your time of day, nor your energy typing to them. Whoever it is, he/she should be ashamed to call themselves a writer/poet. Peace and blessings I send to you this eve, keep writing, keep sharing, we will keep reading and following you always. Hugs

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  17. I am catching up today on one of my favorite writers...her name is Sannel. I ordered her beautiful new children's book and I am also blown away by her ability to express emotions so visually and powerfully.

    For someone to come to this beautiful site and spew such vile and inappropriate commentary is simply beyond belief. It is equivalent to coming to someone's home uninvited and showing your ass...come to think of it, this person is indeed a big ass.

    Sannel, you are a beautiful lady and a talented writer. Everyone who knows you, loves you. please hold your head high and keep writing ...Love, Maria

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  18. Hello Sannel by beautiful Swedish friend,author and illustrator. My copies of Melvin...bad, bad kitten! arrived today and can hardly wait to get them into the little hands of Eva, Brita, Adrianna and Emmiline. Such a wonderful production for such a gifted writer and illustrator. I am sure these copies will be treasured and just think I get all the points. haha Thank you my friend.

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  19. My dearest friend, Sannel, how beautiful, or not, will our colors be if our energy and passions could be displayed like that of the sun on the day we die, and for all to see? I know yours will be awesome.

    This punk called anonymous in here will certainly be a black cloud of stinking poo..... please don't allow him to spoil your poem. Just delete the asshole....

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  20. My beautiful, genuine, dear friends and colleagues;
    ~Rick
    ~Vincent
    ~Maria
    ~Mike
    ~Martie

    How blessed I am to have such sweet and sincere friends as you in my life. You have always stood by me and my writing. It's something I will never forget. Your encouraging and wonderful comments here has made me so happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I love you so much!!!

    Bless your beautiful hearts.
    Hugs,

    Sannel

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  21. Dear Sannel,

    My dear friend please don't let Anonymous" make you feel that your writing is awful. I am glad that you share your God given talent with us. You are one of the kindest and supportive people I know and I am lucky to have you as a friend.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  22. Dear Sue,

    Thank you, my dear for those kind and much treasured words. I'm blessed with friends and colleagues as genuine and supportive as you in my life.

    Bless your precious heart!
    Hugs,
    Sannel

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Your lovely comments are my reward,
Thank you !