When space is silence…

Words, sounds, and space…


A glimpse

Eyelids open, eyelids shut.
A glimpse to the other side,
maybe a ghost or dragonfly.

Amelia follows the luminous, transparent wings. Their flutter leaves a red and golden trail with a faint azalea fragrance. Amelia closes her eyes, and follows the scent through dark woods and starless skies.

Ears listen, ears shut.
Heartbeats out, silence in.
Echos of known whispers.

_____Adriana Citlali


I need to disappear

Photo by IndigoBlue

  Cover my irides from all light   

  Let the people around fade slowly   
                                 –smoke dissipating into peaceful darkness   
  Cover my ears from coherent sounds   
                                 –random noise losing its volume  
  Let me lie down   

      My lightless wings grow gently   
                –serene brush strokes by a faceless painter  
      I open my arms  
            hug the warmth of absence
            of flying without movement
            of dreaming with no light

      When I need to disappear
                 I melt into a dark-winged angel
                    & fly unaffected by this world

_____Adriana Citlali

Today I read Debi Swim’s blog. I bumped into Death of a Poet, a poem inspired by the photo from indigoblue posted above and the prompt at Poem Tryouts: Take Wing. The photo is artistic and thought-provoking –I had to write a poem!



I want to be in the city someone forgot to build    
right in the middle of dreams    
where there is nothing to hide    
A city fueled by a passionate sun   
who writes temporal poems on afternoon clouds    

A city at night covered by black-winged butterflies
whose flutter sparkles abstract motifs on an ever-changing sky

I want to be where tears and pain are shown
as much as laughter and joy
Where contrast is welcome
paradigms are broken
truths challenged

Snow & Fire



I want to be there …

_____Adriana Citlali

Written for dVerse | Poetics : Around the world and Meeting the Bar ~ Repetition, Repetition, Repetition


A black bird




A black bird covers the day
with butterfly wings
  in a hug surrounding the sky


It’s space between two bodies
when the distance disappears


Finding colors in the absence
Feeling contact in a sign


The wings open the exit of dreams
Nobody wants to return

_____Adriana Citlali

It is OpenLinkNight ~ Week 83 at dVerse. Drop by and enjoy/share some good poetry. Cheers!