When She Reads His Literary Tone, She Gains Stars in Her Eyes.

By Tattoo Goddess

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Dear TropicalSnowstorm,

Tell me of the Devil's tale,
the one where the sky once fell in love
with the depths of the ocean floor.
Deep in love, they smuggled their passion
between the Atlantic and the Gulf.
--Ignoring the Caribbean.

Bermuda with her jealousy;
watched in hush motion, silencing
the currents playful rhythm below.
She then called to the cumulonimbus clouds
blanketing the east.

The depths rumbled with disapproval
knocking on the chamber doors awakening
the big brother, tectonic plates.
Shifting that dented the ocean floor, blowing
iced kisses to the vibrant sky.

Each kiss began to rupture upon transitioning
through the depths.
The wind raging while the sea cast vulgarities to the GODS.
In an uproar, the clouds tensed up with rupturing cymbals
dancing through the vast grey hues.

--Bolts of violet clashed the atmosphere.

It is said that San Juan moonlights the Tropic of Cancer
from an impressive five hundred and fifty three
kilometers away. Creating a small window of safe passage
to the triangular lovers.

Ripples sway and pounce atop the roaring sea
sending a cascading swirl towards the Gulf.
Disaster winds plummet the Gulf
as [the sky bows her mourning face] towards the sea,
her tear drops flooding the abyss evermore.

She is caught up
.In his
TropicalSnowstorm.









































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© 2017 J.L. Odom
Published on Friday, February 10, 2017.     Filed under: "Tribute" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

For Steve McKennon.
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  • LilyLil On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, LilyLil (112)By person wrote:

    Congratulations on getting Poem of the Day! I both love and am jealous by this poem. ~Lil

  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, carlosjackal (2030)By person wrote:

    ...And now poem of the day! Very well deserved.

  • carlosjackal On Sunday, November 27, 2016, carlosjackal (2030)By person wrote:

    Now this is some tribute. Many, many brilliant lines..A smasher of a piece. I'm jealous :D

  • Selenophile On Sunday, May 15, 2016, Selenophile (33)By person wrote:

    Love the title. Awesome piece.

  • Magdalena On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Magdalena (945)By person wrote:

    A wonderful piece of writing and very clever how you incorporated certain known places and such into this. Great work, and thank you for your comment on mine and taking the time to listen to my audio.

  • Carmina Gitana On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Carmina Gitana (162)By person wrote:

    This is so beautiful, a modern myth full of the most divine images. It felt like watching a weather map that had been enchanted by faeries. . . yes, faeries who had been listening to a lot of Tom Waits. Wonderful piece!

  • georgelstein On Monday, November 23, 2015, georgelstein (64)By person wrote:

    beautifully melodic and paced. confidence in each step. any snowstorm would be thrilled with this love letter.

  • ColorMeToxic On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, ColorMeToxic (297)By person wrote:

    I'm impressed. Beautiful write. The title got me and the piece kept me. ♥ Scholar

  • Tattoo Goddess On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Tattoo Goddess (1298)By person wrote:

    I truly appreciate all the feedback and the love, thank you! Steve, you are the reason I still write so thank you. Scholar

  • River Lily On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, River Lily (1042)By person wrote:

    Beautifully penned, breath taking imagery, and a wonderful tribute :) much enjoyed Scholar

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, TropicalSnowstorm (1700)By person wrote:

    Wow! I read this several times and am speechless, thank you so much for the honor! I absolutely love the imagery and the flow of this throughout. "Tell me of the Devil's tale, the one where the sky once fell in love with the depths of the ocean floor." - such a cool kickoff to this one. Wonderful piece! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • LilyLil On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, LilyLil (112)By person wrote:

    What a beautiful poem and it is so honoring. I have became caught up in this TropicalSnowstorm as well. A great visual, and a mighty powerful tribute. Outstanding poem Nett and please keep them coming. Thank you. 10!

  • Star On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Star (1325)By person wrote:

    I have so much love for this. It took my breath away. 10!

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