Thursday, November 11, 2010

MAGPIE/ Prompt #40

                                      photo/ willow/ magpie tales


THREAD OF PEARLS

I dreamed of Anjana,
cooing to the Monkey God,
cradling little Hanuman,
who was hungry for the world.

She fed him a mango,
with the face of a demon.
Anxious he was
to devour all sin.

He flew out
from the Ram
ay
ana,
to hand me some pearls,
a dancing monkey avatar
to conquer all my fears.

I tore the thread
that held the pearls,
that looked to be
his teeth.

They spilled
and rolled like storm clouds
over my trembling knees.

It seemed a jinx
to let them sink
into a crevice,
and find a passage
meant for imps,

when all I want is eternity
to place in a golden ring.


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Willow, Willow, you've done it again..a not so easy Magpie Prompt..but thanks once more!!

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33 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Rightly written...

echoed sky

Lyn said...

Hi gautami tripathy-
Thank you..a goddess helped me!!

Jingle said...

when all I want is eternity
to place in a golden ring.


best wishes...
love your vocabulary here,
so masterfully done on this one...
Glad to see your shine, lyn.

Happy Thursday!
xxx

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Always a pleasure to hear from you..most kind..thank you!!

Helen said...

'a dancing monkey avatar' one of my favorite images in your beautifully composed Magpie!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
So glad you liked this, always appreciate your comments!

Catalyst said...

YOU are a goddess! Beautifully written.

willow said...

So many wonderful word pictures here. Excellent, Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi Catalyst-
Whew..I humbly accept..all kidding aside..Thank you!

Berowne said...

Creative, imaginative, good.

Lyn said...

Hi Willow
Love the mythology..there's no stopping it..thanks for the inspiration!

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Really appreciate your kind words..thank you..

Everyday Goddess said...

I love the magic in this piece, really good!

Gabriela Abalo said...

lovely imaginary!
Nice Magpie :)

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day From Australia, This flowed along like a river, i enjoyed it very much.

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

I can see you did a lot of research to create this. "They spilled/and rolled like storm clouds/over my trembling knees." is a favourite line.

A Cuban In London said...

What a beauty this poem is! I love these prompts. Thanks to you, too, Willow! :-)

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi Everyday Goddess-
Thanks..when dealing with a god, I hope it's magical!!

Lyn said...

Hi Gabriela-
Thank you..glad you enjoyed this!!

Lyn said...

Hi Windsmoke-
And a very g'day to you..flowed like a river..I love that!! Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
I do love research..remember the days of going to the library, or pulling out the encyclopedia? Now it takes 10 seconds..what a world!!
Thank you...

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Always a pleasure to hear from you...thanks!

Olivia said...

Well done with the prompt Lyn..!!
Justice with the original mythological story.. :)

Love xx

Olivia said...

Thank you so very much for your participation at Jingle Poetry potluck... with the solid support you give to us, we are able to keep going in the coming weeks.
Blessings fly your way, hope you well. Look forward to seeing you again.
Always, your talent is recognized, keep writing.
Cheers!
xoxox

Lyn said...

Hi Olivia-
So good to hear from you..we must keep encouraging each other..Blessings to you!!

Kind Spirit said...

"When all I want is eternity...wonderfully written. Excellent .

Lyn said...

Hi Kind Spirit-
Thanks for your comment..good to hear from you!

Vicki Lane said...

Very nice response to the prompt! Lovely, rolling, images.

Lyn said...

Hi Vicki-
Love the prompts..they really start the ball rolling!!

Boom Boom Larew said...

Ah... the wisdom of Hanuman! Wonderful job of meshing the story of Hanuman with the prompt!

Lyn said...

Hi Boom Boom-
Thank you...Wisdom all around..aren't the prompts great?

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific! Very fine imagery and word choices make this a wonderful read...

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
So happy you enjoyed this! I found it to be a real challenge..

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