Clearing Sky

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guest postClearing Sky is a poem about the sun punching through a grey and bleary sky one weekend morning. 

The word that gave me the most trouble in this poem was acylation which virtually had no good way to tie into an analogy or metaphor. 



Clearing Sky

Not some priceless Monet impression
apathy of a debris filled grey sky
the disconnected wallow in the weekend

Sun exerting a seemingly spiritual pressure
strong reaction not derived from acylation
oligarch nexus royalty over grateful populace

Skulduggery of the light and heat
as white waves its own shaded flag
and the virtuous clarity shines brighter

-Poem by Justin Germino

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This poem was inspired by the 17 random words (in bold) provided by the following Twitter players:


  1. Acylation is a chemical reaction commonly used in biological signalling
  2. Monet is a famous painter who derived Impressionism in art, (hence the pun)
  3. Skulduggery means trickery or underhand dealing
  4. Oligarch one of the ruling people in an oligarchy a system of government where only a few people have the power.


dragonbloggerJustin Germino is the author behind ‘Dragon Blogger’ and'Wanderer Thoughts’ amongst a few other blogs. He has created over 260+ ‘twitter poems’ via random submissions on twitter. He believes you only have one life and you have to live it. Follow him on Twitter @dragonblogger