Ellipsis. It’s a 6

the dress hugged her body like a child to mother’s bosom, comforting every curve
hair and makeup skillfully applied, grand masterpiece of illusion

emotion stood, enticing in streetlight halo, shroud draped and steadfast
weeks of wear, broken blockade signals fear, knight in shining armor

deliverance offered, rescue shines, blinding blue
secure in silent suffering… grand masterpiece of illusion

37 thoughts on “Ellipsis. It’s a 6

  1. UP January 26, 2022 / 8:46 pm

    Best opening line of the year

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  2. Doug Jacquier January 26, 2022 / 9:10 pm

    Not entirely sure what it all means, Denise, but you have conjured some skillful imagery, especially ‘…emotion stood, enticing in streetlight halo, shroud draped and steadfast…’

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  3. Zelda Winter January 26, 2022 / 10:57 pm

    Wow wow wow, and I agree with “UP” 🙂

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  4. Sadje January 26, 2022 / 11:15 pm

    The opening is amazing. Your words form a complete picture

    Liked by 1 person

  5. clark January 27, 2022 / 5:43 am

    put us in the column with Paul (and Z) excellent opening line

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  6. Chris Hall January 27, 2022 / 10:56 am

    Richly written, Denise; yep, that opening! The accompanying track… truly transporting.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 27, 2022 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Chris. “Mood” music for sure, eh? lol
      This was one of those times when you stumble on some music and find your Six in it.

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  7. Frank Hubeny January 27, 2022 / 11:48 am

    I like the description of dress, hair and makeup as a “grand masterpiece of illusion” perhaps for the shining knight.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 27, 2022 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you, Frank. As usual, you give me pause to consider from a different perspective!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Spira January 27, 2022 / 3:50 pm

    Can I be The Last in line, with Paul,Z, Clark?
    Witchery it is…what else than magic can it be when you tap into conciousness!
    And the cherry on top, the growling blues riffs…ahhh

    (To emphasize the impact of your Six, I had to go out in the snow in search of an open place to get a cigar!
    It demanded clouds of swirling smoke, milady!! )

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 27, 2022 / 11:11 pm

      I’m certain they would enjoy your company, Spira.
      No difficulty believing in that! And “the magic we feel is worth a lifetime”.
      Glad you enjoyed.

      (I trust you provided sufficient clouds 😉)

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  9. D. Avery @shiftnshake January 27, 2022 / 7:27 pm

    It’s an intriguing poem that makes me want to know more of the story. And just to be different- it’s that last line (finger snaps)


    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 27, 2022 / 11:20 pm

      I’m glad you found it so, D. Might I suggest you cue the song again or 3 or 4. Close your eyes.. and allow the story to unfold.


  10. Spira January 28, 2022 / 1:01 am

    “You are the hand that writes
    And quickly moves away!”

    (I most certainly did!😉)

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Romi January 28, 2022 / 2:12 am

    Each line sounds like a beautiful haiku, though I didn’t count the number of syllables.

    Liked by 1 person

    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 28, 2022 / 6:55 am

      Thank you, Romi. I’ve always enjoyed poetry. Sad to say, I’m woefully unfamiliar with the various forms.


  12. jenne49 January 28, 2022 / 1:53 pm

    Such beautiful and sensitive word play, Denise. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

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