Sunset captured through brandy n cola


Rhythmic glitters
tinkling chime,
calling aloud
the ghosts of time.

Bleeding horizon
streaking blind,
ominous blue
retreating resigned.

Sounds of merry
none to be heard.
Cutting the vacuum
slithers a lizard.

Demonic symbols
of shadows arriveโ€ฆ
Graves speak
coming alive!

Harrowed waters,
bounds trashed;
swallowing beaches
fury unlashed.

A solitary jackal howls at a distanceโ€ฆ


Linked for Friday Flash 55


46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. margaretbednar
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 09:28:44

    This would have been perfect for the end of October! Yikes. And the horizon through a glass of brandy!? That is amazing!


    • Olivia
      Sep 19, 2012 @ 11:23:20

      hehehehe… Thanks Margy ๐Ÿ™‚
      I wish I could come n read your blog too. Could you please post the link to your blog too?

      Hugs xoxo


  2. Sam373
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 04:19:03

    Whatever you write from your heart will reach a heart. You my friend are a perfecr sonnet from God’s own hear and you’ve touched my heart, again.


  3. brian miller
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 00:00:54

    hey your link at dverse is not working…let me know i can fix it….


  4. cloudia
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 08:52:51

    How happy I am to have followed your kind visit back to this magical blog!

    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral



  5. durfeem
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 15:51:37

    Memory can be los lobo loco. At times it is not enough to live each day anew but each heart beat must be a new life.


  6. mona
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 15:23:34

    that is a pretty AND scary picture ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. hope
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 00:42:02

    The visual drew me in and the words kept me engaged. Nicely done!


  8. Daydreamertoo
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 00:11:04

    Quiet the vivid picture in this!~! Very good poetry ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Helen
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 21:38:47

    .. this is great!!


  10. hedgewitch
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 20:39:21

    You really build a mood with this one, Olivia–love the photo, also.


  11. Eric
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 20:27:11

    I liked the photo almost as much as your 55!


  12. yvonne osborne
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 18:31:51

    Lovely visual. Amazing what can be captured through a glass. You have a nice rhythm and rhyme going here. Love the jackels!


    • Olivia
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 18:33:30

      Thank you Yvonne! Tried this for the 1st time. I mean an imaginary imagery… tried to break the pattern of writing biographics.

      Weekend hugs dear xoxoxo


  13. magiceye
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 18:22:16

    Wonderful pace and lilt!


  14. izzy
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 18:14:19

    Jagged- and yet it flows. Definitely contrasting elements of mood and life…alcohol can do that -turn corners- ( I agree with your favorite book!)


    • Olivia
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 18:23:22

      hahaha… the image was definitely after a Cheers! the lines are sober, or are they now ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Cocktailed I guess bwaahaahaa ๐Ÿ™‚

      I love mixing my drinks with juices, words, syrups n anything you have for me… shhh! I’m not saying

      weekend hugs xoxo


  15. shakira
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 16:35:44

    I love the picture. Your 55 is picked up a tempo and I read with urgency. Great job!Mine is here
    Have you an AWESOME WEEKEND!


    • Olivia
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 18:20:40

      aaaw!! Thank you Shakira… I really didn’t want to make it dark but definitely conveying the darkness, I am talking riddles again ๐Ÿ™‚

      Picture- drinks make me go creative- ROFL ๐Ÿ˜›

      Weekend hugs xoxoxo


  16. Lydia
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 15:13:02

    You gave us an eerie cocktail of words with a twist!


  17. Other Mary
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 08:51:31

    You set the mood perfectly.


  18. Teresa
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 07:26:38

    Well this is a bit spooky with those graves and demonic symbols.


  19. G-Man
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 06:43:45

    Olivia are kidding me?
    This is EXQUISITE!!! Boy have we all ever missed you!!
    Loved your haunting 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End


    • Olivia
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 10:39:06

      Thank you, thank you!!!
      I wore a stretching grin last night when I called it a day… for I had posted a 55 after a long time. This is how it shall be now! Dear, missed you too. Now all together we shall conquer the 55s… hehehehe

      Wishing you too a great weekend xoxoxo


  20. Mama Zen
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 05:56:34

    Very cool! I really like the jackal line.


  21. ohcgd
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 04:17:15

    I really like this one..and the picture is fantastic


  22. brian miller
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 02:19:06

    yikes….great use of language to set the tone in this one olivia….quite the edge to your words today…and of course i will tag you in this evening…smiles…sleep well…


    • Olivia
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 10:46:58

      Big booty of thanks… ouchh I meant boatful of thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
      I cutting in the bingo- wow!!!

      Now that I’m up a catching the reads… you snooze well
      Loads of love n a beautiful weekend xoxoxo


  23. Sam373
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 01:49:43

    You are truly gifted and my Kindred Spirit forever!


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