Your Better Dawns


photo by Charley

Days of Unreason, day one prompt:

“In this world of dreams don’t let the clock cut up your life in pieces.” – Jim Harrison


The solid brass slicing voices
of Regulator clocks hanging
over our heads disillusion sing.

Creation through us flows
freely, allowing us to ignore
today.  Our calendar plans
crash imagination’s flight;
loss of lives – details at ten.

The solid brass workings
of the clock, your life dissects.

Do not allow time’s constraints
to sushi-fy your better dawns,
laughing storms, sunsets of awe.

A little over a year ago, I joined Jillys2016 in a challenge called “28 Days of Unreason.”  She culled quotes from the poems of Jim Harrison in a book called Songs of Unreason.  We used the quotes as prompts; diving boards suspended over the abyss of poetry.  Jill is revisiting unreason, and I am skipping gleefully along.  Come and join the fun!

It’s Open Link night at dVerse Poets Pub.  Stop by and say, “Hi!”


8 thoughts on “Your Better Dawns

  1. I dig that James Hunter; old-school R&B vibe. Sushi-fy is my word-of-the-day! It bespeaks a knife that slices us up with time. So glad you are joining me again on this Unreasonable journey; great start!

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  2. Ok, I had to come back now that the world is quiet for a few minutes – that clock kept me sliced up pretty well yesterday. (sigh) The ‘workings’ of the clock in your poem are personified in such a chilling way – slicing voices / singing disillusion / dissecting our lives. But then comes the connection to the Harrison quote – the command of ‘don’t let!’ – especially love the laughing storms. That is how I feel in a raging storm!

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  3. The pattern of your poetic form tells me the creative influence from within your heart and the abstract of creative brilliance. 🙂

    The thought of slicing voice is eerie and mind blowing. We may not have voices but our imagination lives on forever and us poets to pen on paper.

    P.S Hope to see you on my blog. You’ll laugh hard. 🙂


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