Death’s Absolution


Chair With the Wings of a Vulture, 1960, Salvador Dali 



Wanting to close my eyes but they remain wide

Unable to turn from the bittersweet beauty.
Never pictured Death to come in brilliant lights
with a calming, absolution unlike Life offered.
Serenity washes over me as I let go of all
that came before this angelic vulture
spread her wings and welcomed me into sleep.

donetta sifford 5-6-2014
Written for: The Mag 218

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12 responses

  1. Thank you Tess. This picture was a challenge for me.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by Helena. I like the way you put that. 🙂 I just wonder sometimes if death is more welcoming than the life a person leads.

  4. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  6. Thank you very much.

  7. Enjoyed your unique take…

  8. This really rearranges the fear of death. I wouldn't mind popping off in this manner!

  9. Tightly woven, Donetta…great work.

  10. Sharp, skillful, well done.

  11. Strong work. Death lures us….I love “angelic vulture.”
    Brenda W

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