I Stood Still

Its day 4 of Na/GloPoWriMo..today, I write a poem in the form of a poetry prompt, using the surrealist prompt-poem of  poet Mathias Svalina.https://www.instagram.com/p/CYecp-wl4S8/

I Stood Still

i stood still
in the valley of death
in silence and in agony
blinded by the lights
neither by hope
nor by despair
what they don’t hear
they won’t complain
what they don’t see
they won’t fear
what they don’t feel
they won’t despair.

i stood still
in the valley of death
waiting for the morning star
to light my way
to the garden of Eden
where sinners
find refuge and forgiveness
where Christ the King
took His oath
oath upon oath
to save
to redeem
the human race

even with
“Judas’ kiss”

Features of Surrealistic Poetry:
Dream-like scenes and symbolic images.
Unexpected, illogical juxtapositions.
Bizarre assemblages of ordinary objects.
Automatism and a spirit of spontaneity.
Games and techniques to create random effects.
Personal iconography.
Visual puns.
Distorted figures and biomorphic shapes.

I am again pushing my poetic skills to the edge by combining them with the IG Lent Poetry Prompts:


Christ the King
Forgive
Refuge of sinners
Garden of Eden
Morning star
Valley of Death

17 Comments

  1. ivor20 says:

    Your ability to proficiently and competently tackle these different formats continues to amaze me Mich … brilliantly done again my friend …

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, thank you so much Ivor..i am so glad to read your comments🙏🙏

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      1. ivor20 says:

        Always my pleasure Mich 😍🌏

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  2. So wonderfully done! After reading yours I am thinking if I used surrealism in my piece or not, Lol!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhh lol…you can try it..its fun form…thank your for reading and visiting.. will be looking forward for your take on this prompt.

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      1. Thanks! I just posted mine 🙂

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  3. What a powerful amazing poem, SweetMich! It made me teary-eyed. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you so much Carolyn🙏❤

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  4. Sadje says:

    Brilliant poem Mich. very affecting.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sadje..❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome, always

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  5. I really love this.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..❤

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  6. SelmaMartin says:

    Oh wow. Now I’m wondering if I understood the prompt. Hehe. For sure they are above my caliber. Yours is lovely.
    That reference to Judas kiss — hehe. I used that yesterday.
    But truth remains, your poem is incredible. Thanks for sharing. Xo

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, wow thank you Selma…i am so pleased to read your comment..im gonna go check your take on this prompt too..im excited to read it..

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      1. SelmaMartin says:

        Thanks so much for that. I appreciate it tons. Blessings. xoxo

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