Thursday, January 07, 2010


i wrote a poem for a short story/poetry contest at this blog - you can enter too!
The word is Silhouette and here's the photo for inspiration, taken by Jason Evans (also the blog writer) for this contest:

here's his blog "the Clarity of Night"
here's the contest,
and here's the poem:

Title: When he was the silhouette

it was like
any other day.

but then it was in us like a secret.
and it made us leap and writhe
a little possessed.
but with rhythm and

and he was crying in his way.
and i was yelling so that someone could
acknowledge this!

and then that dim light
that floats in my chest,
the one that
barely makes a shadow,
burst like stadium fireworks
and burnt the leaves to ashes.
they floated to my upturned face.

i was glowing.
it blackened everything around me.
i sighed to
let the light out.

and i saw everything different
in his shadowy
parts. and everything was different
from that time on.

If you feel like it, please comment on it here: Not sure but i believe the most comments wins a prize....i think you win like a bazillion cool would that be??


Liz Revit said...

Adrienne,you wrote a lovely poem. Very moving!

Aine said...

Hi there! I just popped over from Jason's blog (the Clarity of Night) to say hello. Your art feels so comfortable to me. It's beautiful!-- your style/use of color speaks the same language as my soul. I'm in awe...

And I almost fell off my seat when I saw where you are. My sister used to live in Fleetwood. Small world!

adrienne trafford said...

thanks Liz and Aine - Aine we are practically neighbors!

Linda Sue said...

I really don't know how one comments on poetry other than to say "IT moves me in mysterious ways and i am touched" Yours does that but like a bit of dust riding a sunbeam, can't put my finger on it...So love your blog, though I never comment...Love your work, love your you-ness!!!Love this poem!

A Cuban In London said...

I loved the poem and the photo was equally beautiful.

That Billy Joel concert you attended was probably the one where he shared the bill with Elton John. I still have my T-shirt. :-) Alas, poor Billy caught a cold and throat infection on the day I went Elton sang his songs instead. :-(

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Greetings from London.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Wow! You are an incredible poet!!! Your word imagery is as spectacular as your visual art!!! Loved this!!! Hope you win the contest!!! I can't imagine that anyone will enter anything better than this!!! ~Janine XO

Fareed said...

Such sweet oblivion doing you good everytime. I dont wanna go elsewhere =)