image © 2015 jennifer wagner
a red blossom, bloodied burqa,
stoning hole shadows
press my heart,
© 2015 Jennifer Wagner
For dVerse MTB. Bjorn has invited us to do some blackout poetry. I used a book I am currently reading, Stone Crossings, by L.L. Barkat. This particular page/segment from her book brought to mind the the film The Stoning of Soraya M. If you haven't seen it, it's gut-wrenching. Honestly, I couldn't sit through all of the stoning scene.
I have never heard of blackout poetry - what a cool idea and a great poem. I like the pic too! I agree, that was a gut wrenching movie as well.
How you managed to get the terror out of that stoning.. Just amazing.
Don't know book or movie, but even before I read your note I knew what the poem meant. Powerful!
oh dang - that made my heart bleed... way too many women get attacked like this..
some power in this... and interesting words you chose
Oh, this is very chilling. And, unfortunately, so very current.
Very powerful and striking, and with just a few well-chosen words.
whew. you came up with a particularly intense response..
and heavy on the heart as well...the crushing
of the spirit....
Oh, my! Powerful poem. Crushing.
For me, the piece evoked a plethora of interpretations . . . the act of stoning being so devoid of mercy, one's mind moves to all things that darken the hearts of humankind.
oh, this is haunting and seems to resonate of a certain sadness. i think you did a lovely job on the blackout poem!
Very and chilling & the imagery seems so current with the recent deaths in Paris ~ Admiring the outcome very much Jennifer ~
Powerful and chilling.
I agree about your carefully chosen, chilling words here. And perfect photo too.
This packs some intense emotions...wow.
Gut wrenching write Jennifer!
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