Alayna by the lake, words danced in her mind. She was entranced. She
saw the words in gold rushing headlong like stones skipping on water.
Serendipity. White Horses. Knights.

The poet lies in wait
Her heart bleeds words
On pieces of parchment

Arianna the lovely, red wily tresses frame her perfect visage, yet empty eyes.
Softest lips of velvet promised heaven on earth and more. She saw the loves
of her life walking out the revolving door. Passion. Induced. Love.

The lover lies awake
Her heart bleeds sorrow
Empty tomorrows

Alex in earnest, spoke of the end of the world. Of thousands of years of hate.
A moment of insanity. Of love and humanity. She saw the writing on the wall.
Fear. Inevitable. Armageddon.

The teacher lies in fear
Her heart bleeds wisdom
Of the lost kingdom

She emerges as One.

Words by ninotaziz
Copyright 2010 © ninotaziz.
All rights reserved.

Written for The Writer's Island, a surreal place
With a hypnotizing prompt this week - Emerge


  1. This is very intense Nino, very beautiful, captivating -- are these you?

  2. Dear Rob,
    It is from the image. And a place deep inside when magic resides. Thanks for being here.

  3. Wow, this is so rich! I have never imagined what it would be like to have multiple personalities, very excellent topic!

    visit my island if you like:

  4. Dear Goddess,
    Hi! I am on my way to see your 'emerge' take. Excellent prompt, isn't it?

  5. A beautiful write. So deep and mysterious.

  6. You have created a strong portrait of schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder. Form of the poem worked well too. And in the end, all became one!

    My poem for the prompt:

  7. An interesting write - and very beautifully presented. Words well chosen. I loved the way haiku are used to summarize and add to each section, or personality. Well done!

  8. Dear Mary and Gospelwriter,
    Thank you. My poetry works best when i let it write itself.

  9. Nino, this is captivating. I love the repetition of form - the words separated by dots and the longer stanzas separated by haiku. Very effective. They read like a wise dream. Beautifully written!

  10. Thank you Sherry. I was experimenting and saw this form - i think Tumblewords introduced it a couple of months back. I did not use Strictly haiku here...i think TW called it Senryu.

  11. very intense, I think we all have our own person Armageddon to cope with. If we could write it out as wonderfully as this coping might be easier don't you think?

  12. Ninotaziz you have captured schizophrenia in such an amazing way....such wonderful form and beautiful imagery....and the photo is perfect!

  13. So well said, the coming together of all - the many people of one soul, the moving in and out of visions...really nice....bkm


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