Material Witness

Earthy plates crashing,

segments colliding with force,

exerting pressure,


causing mineral

matter to rise and reach out

to the skies, prickling


celestial grounds,

tickling vaporous feet – ore

touch, unsettling,


inciting divine

chuckles. Ethereal laughs

ripple. Aerial


creatures flee, leaving

patterned prints on hallowed land,

where earth grazes air.

© Hailie

Featured image: Mountain tops prickle Cloudy Veil, Le Triève, Isère, France. (Photograph captured with an iPhone 5S, HDR settings, on August 13th, 2017.)

Post answering the daily prompt “Prickle” and the weekly photo challenge “elemental“.


21 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s a beautiful picture you’ve crafted ☺️. The flow from the violent crashing of plates to the peaceful grazing of the clouds was amazing. I love the image now in my mind of those great greek gods giggling as the earth reaches up tickle their feet, so thanks for that picture. 😆
    I was expecting something other than “chuckles” after reading “ore touch, unsettling, inciting divine”. 😄 That twist was perfect ☺️

    P. S. Lucky you, living with those mountainous landscapes so close 😊

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed the read! That was exactly the image I had in mind. Earthly rocks reaching so far up they would tickle the feet of Olympian residents.
      Yeah, I am lucky to live there. Though there are lots of gorgeous places on earth, Ireland being one of them. Thank you for reading and leaving such amazing feedback 🙂

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  2. Beautiful balance of words and visual.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Namrata 🙂


  3. Diana says:

    Such a strong piece from a daily prompt! So good! So good to have the calm landscape of the photograph contrasting the potential catastrophic whims of nature’s forces. There is a sense of slow building pressure as the bird shadows dart every which way. Unsettled I am!

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    1. Thank you, D! Your comment is so poetic. I am glad my lines brought about a feeling of strength as you read them. I had the idea before I read the prompt, so it didn’t really bring the piece to existence, the word just flowed its way into my creation. It inserted itself in my thoughts as I was writing.

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      1. Diana says:

        I’m a fan of your ideas, if you didn’t know already! They are inspired and provide your readers with the variety we crave. You, my dear, are an artist! ❤️

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        1. I am delighted I can provide nibbles to fill your cravings 🙂 Thank you for thinking so 💕

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          1. Diana says:

            Well, so much more than nibbles. More like a serving of my favourite duck confit 😉

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          2. I love duck confit ❤ The best dish makes up for the best compliment!

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          3. Diana says:

            I shall order us two servings of duck then, to celebrate your artistry! hen we shall dine like err, queens of the written word!

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          4. It sounds perfect 🙂 except we would celebrate our artistry 😉

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          5. Diana says:

            Well, you are the boss, as this is your thread – so I must acquiesce fully. Bon journée mon amie ❤️

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          6. Haha, I am not much of a boss, I am more of a manager of talents, specialised in teenage building of self. Then again you are right, I should own it, my blog my rules ^^
            Good night hug! ❤

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    1. Thank you, M 💕 So glad to meet your appreciation 🙂


      1. Hailie it is my pleasure

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  4. ivors20 says:

    A truly cosmic and celestial poem.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ivor for this divine compliment that caused my lips to smile from ear to ear! I am delighted you approve of it 🙂

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