Warrior Headdress – for Prompt 29 Rorschach Test


Warrior headdress fit for a God
Eyes slit behind steel
Fears emerge, submerge, congeal
This glittering morning as we rise
Reclaim all our death-soaked battle cries

Warrior headdress, archangel wings
Sombre in solitude
Refracting darker attitude
The elements severe but at your command
We wait upon word of your dread, darkling plan

Warrior headdress, alien aspect strong
Devils, dervishes dancing
Tremble, savagery lancing
our sides, oh so vulnerable to unseen spears
The graves we build, awash with our tears

Warrior headdress, carved for the divine
Featherlike tendrils catching
the lost souls we are snatching
Returning the sons to the slumbering earth
Back, back to the source of all living birth

(C) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

For mindlovemisery’s latest prompt at: http://mindlovemisery.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/prompt-29-rorshach-test/

I’ve copied the picture she used as theΒ RorschachΒ prompt so the poem makes sense. πŸ™‚ Well, I hope it at least helps it make sense, I suppose one can never know what others will see in a Rorschach picture!!

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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24 Responses to Warrior Headdress – for Prompt 29 Rorschach Test

  1. so beautiful! always love reading your stuff

  2. kregianmiral says:

    Isn’t that picture from Dead Space 2? While reading your poem I can vividly think about the atrocities & the things that the main character of the game has gone through. Well written. Nice style. Keep safe & stay awesome! πŸ™‚

  3. MartyW47 says:

    Great Poem! The picture addition brings it into focus and brings the words into a visceral visual of their own… πŸ™‚

  4. Strong and vivid images Helen, excellent take on the prompt. Love the repetition.

  5. Oh brilliant I can definitely feel you, it does look like a warrior headdress! Fabulous work Helen love your interpretation =)

  6. heidi says:

    Really nice reply to the prompt. I can see a headdress now. I also love the subtle alliteration.

  7. Anja says:

    I am really enjoying seeing everyones take on this image. Love where your mind and writing went. πŸ™‚ I see it…beautiful words to accompany it as well.

  8. phylor says:

    The poem speaks of chaos, but the rhyme gives each line a symmetry, like the two sides of the ink blot.

  9. I enjoyed the repetition in the 1st lines. I also think it is saying that you are a fighter ~ well done Anja ~ certainly a wonderful prompt – many ideas flowing πŸ™‚

  10. Miss Stacy says:

    great take on this picture…i can totally see the headdress!

    great imagery…lovely work!

    stacy lynn mar

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