And Zeus Quakes.

Suzanne VanBebber
Dusk peels into night.
Gold brush strokes
spread, diffuse
and Nyx emerges
through the skin of day
to share her moonlit face.

Linking to K. Hartless's Petite Pen ( which features this wonderful image from Suzanne VanBebber. (Nyx is the  Greek goddess of the night. The only goddess Zeus was truly afraid of).

Imagined Space.

“Cubista.” Shared with permission of the artist,

Breathe deep,
Lower your shoulders,
Relax your brow.
Allow the jumble
To slowly move,
And untangle
Iceberg prisms,
Leaning beach huts,
Soaring biplanes.
And begin your story.

Linking this to K. Hartless’s Petite Pen invitation to write in response to this artwork by David Gista, using 30 words or less. ( The backdrop reminded me of the 3d illusion images, or magic eyes, that were popular a few years ago (perhaps they still are).

Pas de deux

Twirl and turn
Like a ring on a finger
Something treasured is held here
Fanned petals ready to dance upon the stage.

Linking this to K. Hartless’s prompt for a Petite Pen (of 25 words of less) inspired by this image by Tony Hinchcliffe. Also inspired by the engagement of someone very special.

Two Degrees

An aquatic Goldilocks,
Heat-sensitive to a fault,
Coral lay on a bed
not too hot,
not too cold.
She hoped her fuschia tresses
would remain –
she’d die before
being bleached.

K. Hartless at Yardsale of Thoughts offers up this image for today’s Petite Pen invitation ( using 30 words or less).

An increase in temperature of about 2 °F (or 1 °C) above average can cause coral bleaching.