Black Amethyst Sky

He was the sun, the moon, the black amethyst sky

His voice thundered in the air, a timeless familiar melody
played by a thousand haunting bass drums

My heart now no longer mine, adrift in a vast ocean of emptiness
for my eternal love has gone, sailing to far off unknown shores
yet still, I ache and yearn to die in his sheltering arms

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Dedicated to a dear friend who recently lost someone she loves.

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads: Weekend Mini Challenge Magaly has asked us to pick any two prompts and write a senryu, elfchen, or cherita based on them. I wrote a cherita based on the following two prompts:

Putting my feet in the Dirt: Writing Prompts July Day 21-She was the sun (I used he) and MLMM: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, Eternal Love

27 Comments on “Black Amethyst Sky

  1. His presence is so felt in the first two stanzas… and the longing in the one left behind is well expressed. Sigh

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  2. I love the opening list of three, which lends colour to your cherita, Linda. I also like the use of sound, with the thundering voice and the haunting bass drums.I’m so sorry about your friend.

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