Thursday, October 21, 2010

MAGPIE/ Prompt # 37

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TESS KINCAID

Has anybody seen little Tess Kincaid,
just a moment ago
napping in down?

Floating on a feather,
awake or asleep,
dreaming with a cadence
to start her jig.

Did she arise yet
from her cradle of exploration?

She nimbly floated
through the branches
of a willow tree,
which beckoned her to notice
what lies beyond,

arranged its leaves
in a flirtatious halo,
placed a crown of hope
around her virtuous brow.

Running down a fork in the road,
she carries a gold frame
hoping to someday fill it

as a movie star
on the cover of Modern Screen,

a cherub floating through autumn heaven,
or a hostess with the mostess
at Sleeping Beauty's ball,

always falling in love
with Edward Scissorhands,
stirring his cup of tea.

Here comes the Pied Piper,
enticing poets far and near,
children of all ages,
following her refrain.

Come out, come out
wherever you are!
You may hide,
we will seek.
Where is little Tess Kincaid?


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Glad to be a follower of all the magpie prompts...makes me think..thanks Willow!!

33 comments:

Helen said...

Ms. Lynn .... this is pure delight!

gautami tripathy said...

I really like how you have done this!

mirror at crossroads

Derrick said...

A very nice tribute, Lyn!

Jingle said...

keep it up.
fabulous flow here.
well constructed work.

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
So glad you like it..enjoyed the process!!

Lyn said...

Hi gautami tripathy
I thank you! Much fun, once I got the flow of it!!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
And so well desreved! How many ways can I say, thank you? To one and all!!

Jeane said...

well done! xxo

kathew said...

darling and delightful!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thanks..I did have so much fun doing this!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

this was adorable...can't wait til she see this :)

Lyn said...

Hi Rene-
How sweet you are to say this..I do feel this in my heart!

Brian Miller said...

ha. fun magpie. enjoyed that several have used tess's name...the pied piper indeed....working on mine to get it up tonight...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Pretty easy to pay tribute to Tess! It was fun...thanks..

willow said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute. I love this. LOVE it! Johnny Depp, Irish jig, willow tree, autumn heaven...this is so me. Heehee, I love the fork in the road.

Taking this one back to the manor with me. Thank you, dear friend. xx

willow said...

I was so bowled over, I forgot to mention how much I like your Lautrec header!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
All so much fun, all a pleasure to do..I salute you!!!

And thanks about the header, love Lautrec!

Paul C said...

You engender the endearing qualities of a growing child.

Lyn said...

Hi Paul-
What a lovely thing to say..I see what you mean..thank you!!

Angie Muresan said...

This is absolutely delightful, Lyn!

Steve said...

Fun, clever.

Lyn said...

Hi Angie-
Thank you..it was a pleasure to do this!

Lyn said...

Hi Steve-
So glad you liked this..and thanks for visiting!

Katherine said...

This was beautiful , such a delightful poem to read. I was going to ask who Tess Kincaid was but after a little internet surfing I now I know!!!
Wonderful Magpie!

Katherine said...

After re-reading it yet again..with the new knowledge in mind... it makes absolute, beautiful sense...a terrific tribute for sure!!

Lyn said...

Hi Katherine-
Thanks for your lovely comments..I guess it makes a big difference to know the Tess/Willow connection!!Of course I had the most fun doing this..my pleasure!!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

What a beautiful poem, Lyn, and rather mysterious!

I'm so glad to be back - I've missed all my human bloggy friends!

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
So glad to see you back again!
It was fun to write this "mystery"..easily solved..Willow/Tess!!

Carrie Burtt said...

This is breathtaking and wonderful Lyn....i read it 3 times...truly lovely. :-)

signed...bkm said...

Lovely tale of Miss Kincad...love interplay of fairytale and fantasy...nice..bkm.

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
I'm so pleased you liked it! I had more fun...

Lyn said...

Hi bkm-
Thank you..I do think Ms. Kincaid deserves the notice!!

Doctor FTSE said...

What a lovely idea, to make your poem a tribute to the artist. Well executed piece.

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