Blood Tells

Blood tells all,
even cruel lies…
if you let it.

Blood calls kin,
and sings of sly…
if you let it.

Blood is binding;
it calls to life,
and
if you let it,
it will tell of death.

Redhead” by SunshineShelle

for The Artful Readers Club, January entry.
and to stay Creative Every Day

Inspired by my reading of Devin O’Branagan’s Witch Hunt: Of the Blood
Click HERE to read my review.

35 comments:

  1. So deep for so few words..:D I like it! :D XXX

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    1. So few words... so much blood ;-)

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  2. Redhead with lips of blood red... You certainly love red and orange colors.
    Nice bloody poem.

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    1. Red for passion and orange for balance; I do like them indeed. And I'm kind of in love with Shelle's art, too ;-)

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  3. Oh the review is fantastic, the book I read this month probably had the similar issues, too much detail that I disliked, the downside mine was apparently a true story LOL! Love the artwork - simply beautiful!

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    1. Oh my goodness! I had no idea Confessions of a Submissive was a true story. That gives the tale a whole new angle. Ouch!

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  4. As the saying goes 'Blood will Tell'.

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    1. Blood doesn't seem to shy, does it? ;-)

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  5. Interesting poem and nice artwork.

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    1. Glad you found it to be so...

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  6. Beautiful poem! You really have a way with words. :)

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    1. Words usually like me... I think ;-)

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  7. Fabulous painting. Scary though!

    Janet xx

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    1. I've always thought Shelle's work to be scarily precious ;-)

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  8. Very powerful and strong poem!

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    1. I will start talking to it about body building ;-D

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  9. So fabulous that the book evoked such strong emotions in you, sign of a good writer. love the poem, very powerful

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    1. Exactly. Devin O'Branagan knows how to get to the gut of the matter, and make the reader feel it ;-)

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  10. Very evocative poem and beautiful art that you chose to go with it. I love when a book gets me talking to it like that :-)

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    1. Nothing like a tale that makes you talk to yourself ;-)

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  11. Good review! Can you believe there are still people like that in real life??? ;)
    I think the poem is pretty spooky. I don't like blood, it tastes like metal and smells of rust... Blood creeps me out! Well done! ♥

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    1. This world is filled with all kinds of people. Thank goodness most of them are decent ;-)

      "It tastes like metal and smells of rust..." what a great description of blood...

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  12. Interesting review and poem. The painting you chose is wonderful too!

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    1. Glad you think it to be interesting. And Shelle's work is always amazing to me ;-)

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  13. Oh I hate it when a book is well written but I don't like any of the characters .... I always need someone to root for. I like your poem and the painting you chose

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    1. It is hard to really like a tale when all you want to do is slap the protagonist senseless lol

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  14. Witch Hunt of Blood certainly sounds like it has a lot of gruesome things happen in it! Love the poem and the artwork you have chosen too.

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    1. Not so much gruesomeness, actually. The "Of the Blood" part refers to tradition and blood relations. There is some violence, but nothing too out there.

      Thanks for the kind words about my poem and Shelle's art. I'm quite fond of her work ;-)

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  15. Great review and I love what it inspired you to create.

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    1. The emotions ran strong, so I kind of like the results, too ;-)

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  16. Great artwork, too much blood in this tale for me I suspect.
    Jen x

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    1. The anthology is not about blood in the literal sense, but about roots and traditions. In fact, there is some fighting and violence, but not a whole lot of bleeding.

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  17. Not a book to entice me to read it - as everyone says, too much blood - sends shivers up my back just to read your review and look at your artwork. Still, it wouldn't be very interesting if we all liked the same books, and we wouldn't learn anything!

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    1. I would agree that this might not be an easy read, not because of the blood, for as I clarified above the fluid is not prevalent. I think the discomfort would come from the fact that Witch Hunt: Of the Blood invites the reader to difficult places, spots in history (and in our own minds) most prefer not to visit. It is hard to read because too much of it is true.

      In my review, I said that I disliked many of the characters; not because they were badly written, but because they were so realistic that they remind me of too many horrible people in the real world.

      This is one of those I read because if I only read the things I love, then I "wouldn't learn anything" new ;-)

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  18. It was fascinating to read your review on Goodreads. Even though reading a book that stirs up negative emotion can be difficult, I prefer that to one that doesn't bring up any emotion, good or bad. After all, emotion is part of what makes us human. Your poem is wonderful...very powerful.

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