Prompt: Use at least three of these five phrases in a story or poem: "ashes of youth", "nectar thoughts", "ruined feathers", "O Muse", "falling stars and eagles".
Source: Modified from: writingfix.com
Response: The View from Behind Cut Glass
Looking out of windows
broken panes of breaking pains
at the falling stars
and eagles and west wind blowing
death shrouds like an
eagles ruined feathers
or what used to be an angel's
nectar thoughts - honey sweet -
I double over in agony of memory
in mourning for the ashes of youth
and talent and bravery. I cry out
in the west wind
O Muse, let me touch them again,
let me make them see.
Let them see me.
But no answer I hear in the sweeping still.
No sound but death shrouds blowing.