Purple and Black

words no poems.
poems no words.

dream world twisted.
smoke plumes black and purple.
empty space.

emptiness no idleness.
idleness no emptiness.


poems no words.
words no poems.

red buffalo sends ten thousand things crashing.
purple tapir renders it as smoke plumes pink and black.
star empty space sits, and sits.

idleness no emptiness.
emptiness no idleness.


Image found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baku_%28spirit%29

I’ve been playing Pokemon. Lots of it.


About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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13 Responses to Purple and Black

  1. ebbtide says:

    Pokemon inspires existentialist poetic meanderings – totally love that ! 🙂

  2. brian miller says:

    the alternating lines are really cool in this…
    watch out for that buffalo too…just saying…
    respect the buffalo…pi-ka-choooo!

  3. janehewey says:

    your imagery brings a strong, slightly haunting cinematography to the page. wonderful poem.

  4. kelvin s.m. says:

    ..what a fabulous processing of thoughts that flow soo smoothly… loved the dominant sound of ‘e’ all throughout the entire poem… love it… smiles…

  5. A great wordplay here. the alternating lines and some alliteration. .. but maybe not. I love it..

  6. shanyns says:

    Two poems with bison (buffalo) to watch out for! Very nicely put together, enjoyable visually as well as in the reading.

  7. Great sense of word play in this piece for me–lovely!

  8. kelly says:

    I love the twists and turns in this, very zen-like to me. Very nice!

  9. bostonpoetry says:

    I’ve never played Pokemon so don’t get the references, if any, but I like it better that way. It was a dream-state or a write; gorgeous and kept me thinking at the end. Kudos on using tapir; odd little animals they are. Cool write. -Mike

  10. grapeling says:

    OK, I attended Berkeley and knew some people who talked like this, but that was pre Pokeman, so I think they had to rely on illicit substances. Pokeman might be outlawed now. 🙂

  11. Pamela says:

    I like the alternating lines as well, they are very effective in this poem.


  12. Lindy Lee says:

    Curious play on words & their meanings…

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