Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sunday 160 - Rockets Red Glare

Darkness left the sky 
as explosions filled the void. 
It was at once beautiful 
and deathly. 
Shells screamed and burst 
with unforgiving fire. 
July 4 was a thrill.

Here's wishing all of you a Happy Fourth of July...even if you don't live in the States.

If you wish to take the Sunday 160 challenge, here are the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post after 8:00 PM Pacific Time on Saturday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160. Provide a link if you can)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.


Ixy said...

Beautiful, tragic juxtaposition - love it.

Here's mine:

One for the road

The Bipolar Diva said...

I love Independence Day! No illegal fireworks at our house this year. Last year the sheriff visited and almost gave us a $2000 ticket. I think I'll it safe this year. Boo.

Reflections said...

Love this... tragic, yet celebratory... always a contrast bursting in the skies.

Stranger said...

Beautiful sky fires.
In my neighborhood it's illegal but already we've got the fireworks flying all around us.
I hope these people save some for Monday.
Happy Independence Day, MM.
My 160 is here.

Olivia said...

Happy 4th of July MM!
A very colorful booming 160.. :)

Sunday hugs xox

Olivia said...

Here's my "not so" colorful 160!

Achromatic II


steveroni said...

OMG! Sunday already?
I'm late.
I'm late.
I'm late.

Already posted a BLONG.
("Blong" is "Long Blog"!)

Your thrill of July 4 I enjoyed! And hope everyone stays safe...AND THRILLED!

gautami tripathy said...

Enjoyed it!

Here s mine:

gravitational pull

joanna said...


Happy 4th and a safe one over at your place, fireworks booming can be thrilling and a little unnerving for some, my dog for one, goes berserk,
nice S-!60 photo too.


Me said...

Happy 4th, MM. We had our big party on Friday for Canada Day, though kids were still lighting off the leftovers last night. :)

Mine is HERE.

G-Man said...

And the Rockets Red Glare!
Happy Fourth to You Rachel, and the Family.
My Pyrotechnics are just WAITING for tonight!!
hehehehehe...I played

MorningAJ said...
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MorningAJ said...

Hope you have a great July 4. I did you a 160 this week

Scarlet said...

Nice touch!

I will have to join you on this sometime. Happy 4th of July ~

Julie Ferguson said...

I am looking forward to stepping out my front door to watch the beautiful fireworks.

Pheromone Girl said...

I WILL twist your arm and get some sparklers, at least. Right? Pretty please?

Nice imagery with words, as usual.

Happy 4th...

Unknown said...

It is so dry in Texas right now, although it DID rain just yesterday, that they banned all fireworks in the area that I live. Boo! But, I guess burned down houses and wildfires would be a worse thing.

Sharon Day said...

What? No orgasmaprose today? Heehee. Have a good one, buddy!

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th of July, MM!

Maude Lynn said...

Great 160. Have a fabulous 4th of July!

Enchanted Oak said...

Happy 4th, MM.

Chris said...

I like the imagery in this, and how something as celebratory as the fourth of july could act as a foil for something tragic like war and fighting. very good job with this one.

Deb said...

Awesome piece! I was just telling Madelene the other night while we were watching the fireworks, "Could you imagine if that was war you heard about 2 miles from us?" Scary if you think about it . . . Odd how they came up with that type of celebration, right?

steveroni said...

Sounds like that 'night' before the 'flag was still there...that Star Spangled Banner, still waving 235 years later, Hmmmmm?