Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #54

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IT'S PUZZLING, how to come up with a puzzle?  Worthy of the challenge?  Leave it to Mags to push the envelope..thanks again, Tess.


THE da VINCI PUZZLE

I'd like to be
a fly on the wall,
before I'm pickled in amber.
Day after day,
circling,
alighting on
La Giaconda.

Teasing her
that I know
why her mouth
was pulled into
that conundrum.

A cloud of breath
pulls me close
to her lips,
as if she means
to eat me.

Who are you, Mona Lisa?
Why such fame in a smile?
Tell them who you really are.
Will you go that far?

             
                            
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28 comments:

Reflections said...

Ooh, I like this take on the prompt! Slight references to such a puzzling challenge, then pop... a whole other direction. Nice.

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Always wanted to get to know Mona, so elusive!! Thanks...

Helen said...

Great Magpie, Ms. Lyn! Puzzle and the Mona ~ a great combo.

Kristen Haskell said...

That is the beauty of her mystery, I don't think she gives up such secrets. Lovely piece.

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
An enigma forever! Thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Kristen-
You're right..theories go on and on! Have stood in her aura..wow!

kenny said...

The last stanza is great! Has me looking at the Mona Lisa with a cocked head and curious eyes!

Lyn said...

Hi kenny-
She is worth the scrutiny! Centuries gone by and she's still #1 !! Thanks...

Everyday Goddess said...

such a mystery she is! i feel like i've been on a very cultured trip now, thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Everyday Goddess-
Thanks..we do need mystery in our lives!! And culture..that's moi!

Jinksy said...

I'd like to be
a fly on the wall,
before I'm pickled in amber.

Love the ambition!!

Tumblewords: said...

She's been tight lipped! Wonderfully nice read!

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
Just think of the places one could visit!! Thanks for your comment...

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Thanks so much...She has maintained her position,hasn't she?

Kathe W. said...

hah! this was grrrrrreat!
take a peek here:
http://www.bubblegum-comics.com/FleerFunnies.html

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe-
Thank so much! I did take a peek, and I'm amazed at what you want to accomplish..good luck!

Lolamouse said...

What a playful take on the prompt and on the Mona Lisa! I love the line, "I'd like to be a fly on the wall before I'm pickled in amber..." Great poem!

Lolamouse said...

Oh, BTW, my Mag54 was an attempt at a Pantoum-thanks for noticing!

signed...bkm said...

Brillant...loved it and the question at the end....oh so puzzling...bkm

Lyn said...

Hi Lolamouse-
I appreciate your very kind words..thanks!
Also, as I mentioned, very fond of the Pantoum..I recently posted one, Feb.6, "I Want To Meet You", Poetry Potluck #21...

Lyn said...

Hi bkm-
Thanks...will we ever know..I love a mystery!!

120 Socks said...

Loved the line about the amber, great take on the prompt! I wonder did Mona think she would create such a stir.

Lyn said...

Hi 120 Socks-
The theories will probably only increase..thanks for the lovely comment!

girldaydreaming said...

this poem flows so nicely, a nice journey into questions...

Lyn said...

Hi girl....
Thanks for the visit! Questions will never go away.. I don't mind!!!

L.A Speedwing said...

I love your poems on La Joconde. I love the intimacy of your style.

Kavita said...

Fantastic!! What stories those muses have to say, they alone know!! We can go ahead and speculate... but will those muses ever tell the real thing? (sigh) I really wonder...

What a terrific take on the Magpie prompt, Lyn!! Too good!!

Lyn said...

Hi Kavita-
I blush at your comments..too kind..thank you..

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