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Friday, March 12, 2010

Poetry Friday: Steampunk

Photo by Emily Kay Grover


Like graphite smudges,
steampunk shadows flit through time
intersecting life.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

I'm super inspired by rgz pic Leviathan and the whole sci-fi fantasy subgenre of Steampunk. Of course, hanging at Radcon helped! Happy Poetry Friday, rgz!


a. fortis said...

I love it! The accompanying photo is perfect, too. I'm in kind of a steampunk way myself these days. LEVIATHAN was great, and I also just finished the (adult book) PERDIDO STREET STATION by China Mieville, which is in that sort of vein, too. Fun!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks! It was fun to write. :~)

Scott said...

Hah! I like me a steampunk haiku.

My ornithopter
flits through the spires of London
setting them on fire.