rapture 2


you said look, the stars are changing

through the xylophonic slats, I saw

pinpoints congealing, melting together

not little pricks of time

but tantric smears of energy

a flamboyant parade of slaked lime

until the night sky was bright white, pure

light, pouring into our welcoming throats

and I choked back a single tear

and held your trembling hand

for if this was the rapture

then why were we still here

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Stu Buck

Wed 27th Sep 2017 16:14

thanks all, sorry for the late reply. glad you enjoyed the work and i quite agree graham, the title is a nonstarter. i'll change it once i can think of something that fits, it is suppose to be a companion piece to the first 'rapture' but sticking a '2' on the end of it wasnt exactly my finest move. hope you are all well.

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 26th Sep 2017 17:45

This should have had a different name for me. It stands alone as an astral fantasy piece but I cannot help but re-read Rapture in conjunction with it.

Of course it is very accomplished!

Good work Stu

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Martin Elder

Tue 26th Sep 2017 16:53

a flamboyant parade of slaked lime

absolutely magnificent Stu. The whole piece is indeed rapture.

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Colin Hill

Fri 22nd Sep 2017 09:35

as good as rapture 1

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Tony Hill

Thu 21st Sep 2017 18:17

This is quite beautiful, Stu, and I wish I'd written the last three lines. Tony

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