The Oracle Has Spoken

The Oracle Has Spoken 

The crescent dawn arrives with shades of peach
As I float alone in the silent sea.
A silver moon beckons just out of reach…
Embryonic waters embracing me.

A distant foghorn calls out in warning;
Nimbus clouds shatter, torrents of rain pour.
Sailors take heed with red skies at morning…
Fighting through riptides, I make it to shore.

Black winds whip up, dead calm has been broken.
Mushroom cloud blossoms as the sky portends.
Fire and ice, the oracle has spoken…
Holding on with hope until the world ends.

After we tumble to rubble and rust…
A single pink bloom springs up from the dust.

Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
April 23, 2021

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 6.14 Topic: Til the World Ends
Hard Bonus (2 points): Include the title of a Clive Cussler book (Crescent Dawn, The Silent Sea, Black Wind, Fire and Ice, The Oracle)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Utilize a foghorn or whistle 

Secret Phrase Guesses:

This week’s pic
  1. Shades of peach (in blog)
  2. Mushroom cloud blossoms (in blog)
  3. Until the world ends (in blog)
  4. Big bang theory
  5. Doomsday
  6. Cherry Bomb
  7. Apocalypse Now
  8. Nuclear Bomb
  9. The end is near
  10. It’s the end of the world as we know it

Topic:  Christopher   Pic:   Stormy


  1. Michael Todd says:

    Fantastic Sonnet, and you gave it a happy ending!

    1. Haha!!! Yes don’t that nuclear flower!!!! 😉 ❤

  2. Irene Melgoza says:

    Love the sonnet! And you have some great pic guesses. 🙂 ❤

  3. likamarie says:

    Eloquent yet some dark imagery. I like it!

    1. Thank you – I think we all have a dark side lol!!! 😉

      1. likamarie says:

        Yes, for sure!

  4. We love it when you walk on the dark side! 8 points Earthling!

    1. Thanks Marvin – dark sonnets seem to be my specialty! 😉

  5. David Coon says:

    Awesome! And so many book titles too!

  6. Excellent sonnet. I’ve written a couple so far for my assignment this month they are so challenging and fun.

    1. After reading yours, decided to write a sonnet for this weeks blog also since I already had a list of guesses chosen.

  7. Dia Jae says:

    Nice!!! I like this!!!

  8. dahliaramone says:

    Beautiful sonnet as always, and that photo is stunning!

  9. dahliaramone says:

    Forgive the double entry, but I realized my comment linked to a deleted wordpress and not my current one, and I can’t figure out why so I commented again to see where this one leads to :/

  10. Beautiful soothing words that hypnotize…and what an amazing graphic! You are so talented Colleen!

  11. tylermyrth72 says:

    Hope we don’t tumble but if you do it is nice to believe something will bloom from it

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