Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Arrow Shot

The arrow shot
Straight and true
Devour mine
Dark purlieu

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.

This posted was inspired by Claudio Muffarege's stunning photo seen here entitled "The Arrow Shot". To see more of his work and other poetry inspired by his photo visit One Shoot Photography Sunday.


  1. Interesting twist on place with the choice of purlieu at the end--sounds real nice in the last line, and opens the stanza to interpretations. "Devouring," I think sets it up nicely... a devouring darkness for sure. Thanks for posting with us today, Tammy. Nice poem.

  2. Nicely done. I enjoyed your interpretation


  3. You always use vocabulary imaginatively, and never more so than here. I had to go revisit the definition of 'purlieu' to really appreciate how well you plucked that word out of the air for your finish.

  4. Amazing image, well combined with your words! Very good job!

    I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and to say thank you for the support to Jingle Poetry, with you standing beside us, we are able to continue our efforts by providing the platform for poets who share and encourage…BEST wishes for the year 2011…your poetry has enlightened our community and made us smile.

    Blessings fly your way, Happy Holidays!

    Hope to see you on Sunday Poetry Potluck again, let me know if you have questions..old poems or poems unrelated to our theme are welcome..

    week 15 theme: reflections, interpretations, and musings.

    Take care!

  5. Ha. I had to look up "purlieu.' Nicely done. To say something significant in so few words isn't easy.

  6. Like Hedgewitch and Fireblossom, I had to check the definition of 'purlieu' also.

    So few words, but, so much meaning today.

  7. less is more and so well said...thanks for taking part in this amazing picture prompt...cheers pete