Written for Quadrille Monday.

Violet fire is burning

‘Neath a periwinkle sky

The purple planets’ turning

Spins my consciousness awry—

Every tendon, every figment

Flushes mauve—the body burns,

Crumbles in the deathly pigment,

River-ruined, being spurned,

Out of purple heaven hurled

In the ashes of the world.




19 Comments Add yours

  1. Grace says:

    Admiring the powerful energy and fire of your words. Thanks for joining in. Welcome to dVerse.


    1. Thank you! I haven’t written poetry in a long time, so this was a fun and welcome venture back into it.


  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice line: “Out of purple heaven hurled”


    1. Thanks! I like that line too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. kanzensakura says:

    Nice rhymes. I like how you put wink into periwinkle.


  4. Gina says:

    the hues of purple are so royally paraded and twirled in your poetry


    1. Thanks! Purple is one of my favorite colors, as you can probably tell.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. This is sparkling with color… love it… great to see you at dVerse.


    1. Thanks! I plan to participate more in the future, since I had so much fun with this poem.


  6. Beautiful, poignant, strong words. And periwinkle winked at me! The violet sky is stunning!


    1. Thank you! I appreciate your praise. 🙂


  7. De Jackson says:

    LOVE all those purple tones, especially periwinkle! Welcome to dVerse! So glad you’ve joined us!


  8. kim881 says:

    Such wonderful use of colour! I love periwinkle and the lines:
    ‘Every tendon, every figment
    Flushes mauve—the body burns,
    Crumbles in the deathly pigment’.


  9. Rob Kistner says:

    Hi Eluminora! I enjoyed reading your poem here. Well written, and engaging… intensely colorful… 😐

    …rob from Image & Verse

    My “wink”


  10. crimsonprose says:

    Lyrics for a song? It has that kind of rhythm


    1. I guess it kind of does. Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

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