Hades’ Gate


Hades’ Gate

1000 shards of Shadows
always slippery in thought.
Bohemian creativity hidden in
conscious state of sleepwalking.

Omnipotent matter
zooms through a gate of darkness.
Irresistible forces hand the world ideals
fashioned from troublesome trances.

Turbulently trounced trolls
traipse into the sun.
A silhouette reflects
off the stratosphere:
the Sun is wrong,
the Sun is right overhead
where the sterile Corona
stops a nightmare on the rise.


Hear this on chirbit


Written for:

The Poetics of Groundhog Day – Bright Shadow

Also Posted on:

Poetry Pantry #135

Photo credit:  Dark Wallpapers

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 3, 2013, in ABC wednesday, D’verse Poets Pub, Poetry, Poets United and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Turbulently trounced trolls
    traipse into the sun…ha..this is good..enjoyed your reading as well..and glad the nightmare could be stopped…

  2. Really a serious nightmare mate, bless the sun. And I love alliterative verse.

  3. I’m with Claudia here… feels nice rolling off the tongue.

  4. I enjoyed your write!

  5. “Turbulently trounced trolls
    traipse into the sun” this definitely rolls off the tongue! cool alliteration and excellent ending!!
    Corona saves the day !! especially ice cold on Super Bowl Sunday !!

  6. Hades gate ? Maybe Daath ?

  7. Yikes! Having the sun both wrong and right overhead is extremely menacing! A place to beware of. k.

  8. Aliterations trounce us trolls

  9. This was quite a shadowy nightmare on the rise ~

  10. goodness..there is a vividness to your verse…great imagery…the alliteration all the Ts and Ss…the sun being wrong, but stopping nightmares…very intriguing verse…

  11. I agree the ‘Turbulently trounced trolls traipse into the sun.’ sounds great. Dark and dramatic piece…and I like it.

  12. Very good verse. I like the t’s it makes the entire thing more dramatic. Enjoyed.

  13. Effective alliteration and the ending really nails it, much enjoyed.

  14. All kinds of creatures come and play it seems in nightmares at your bay haha glad an end was put to that trend.

  15. “1000 shards of Shadows”


  16. I suspect Hades gates are so familiar, many realize not what they are. But you do! Your poem flows and feeds one line with the one before it!

  17. This is quite a vivid read. Thanks for visiting my site,


  18. Listening to your poem made it even more exciting! Love the way the words roll.

  19. Vivid and evocative! Creatively intense.

  20. Enjoyed this especially the alliteration on t. The trolls must surely have burnt hair by now 🙂

  21. very cool, just love the the final stanza, how cool is the troll line, nice semi-tongue twister as a bonus.

  22. the sun is wrong,the sun is right overhead,very troubling,like it.

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