Pain #WritersWednesday #fifty

Barbara Kapelle, Wengen, La ValleImmobile, his thoughts a long, grey meandering: pain boosts his melancholy – a writer’s block in reverse… For there is much new to express, and so many ways to exercise style!

For sitting is now a torture, slow and methodical, preventing art for art, but still imagining  horizons ready for discovery.

Image: Chapel of Saint Barbara, Wengen (La Valle), Alta Badia, South-Tyrol ©Honoré Dupuis

#DailyPrompt: Dictionary… #150words

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Dictionary, Shmictionary.”

Time to confess: tell us about a time when you used a word whose meaning you didn’t actually know (or were very wrong about, in retrospect).

TemptationI told you, the day we first met. “I don’t believe you” you said in reply, smiling. Of course, I was devastated, what could have I expected, from a beautiful witch?

In those somber days, before I was initiated, before I learned the meaning of those words, I could not see. It was a long journey, in darkness, often close to despair, but you were my constant guide.

Then, one day, the skies cleared, the east wind pushed the clouds away, and I saw the light.

Why did it take me so long? “Often, before you can understand, you need to learn the meaning of its opposite…” Finally I understood the meaning of Love.

#VisDare 70: Aloft #Fifty

VisDare 70: Aloft

In my mind I see you dancing, fireflies in the cloudy sky.

Who are you: ghosts from a hidden past, forgotten dreams?

In the warm air you climb, perhaps ascending slowly to join the mothership?

Where you come from, I am sure, must be different from here: a secret world…

 

#Fifty: Obsession

Obsession (Lily Elsie)His mind was set long ago: to please her, to make himself the indispensable lover. He knows his way, the meaning of her scent. His, is the gentleness, the patience, the obedience of a true believer. Hers, the certainty of finding the summit, of savouring love in all its glory.

#Valleys: Hungry #Fifty

Tokuyama Gyokuran, Orchids, 18th century (source)Lust, hunger, delightful pain: waiting, longing, and ultimately, the ecstasy…

She knows the pleasure of waiting, of starving, patiently, never in full daylight.

In the dark valley, around corners full of debris, among the ruins: sooner or later, never too late, a beauty will come, and be devoured, alive, steaming.

#Valleys:

A collection of short stories, 50 words long, on the theme of “valleys”.

“Valley” is a geological location, or a spiritual concept: where the spirits meet. It can also be a reflection on the human body, or the geography of the lover, or an abstract symbol for places of death…