Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #61


                                         photo/ magpie tales/ tess kincaid


This enigmatic photo posed a bit of a challenge ...I'm so late this week to feel the spark!!  No one ever said Mag would be easy.  Thanks, Tess....


DREGS

A candle's beam
illuminates the goblet,
as I swirl a plea into the wine.

I hear a moth's whisper,
watch it fly into its fate.

Tiny wings float,
mix with vintage tears,
cheap wine.

Tastes like the Red Sea
before the parting.


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39 comments:

Isabel Doyle said...

I really liked this, especially 'the red sea before the parting'

Lyn said...

Hi Isabel-
Thank you..I liked fishing for images in this one..

versebender said...

"I swirl a plea into the wine"...boy does that ever set the mood! I thought the whole piece was wonderful...great images...you can feel it. Vb

Lyn said...

Hi versebender
So pleased with your kind words..thanks so much!

Kathe W. said...

brilliant poem- such stirring words.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You met the challenge and then some...love the 'red sea part'!

R. Burnett Baker said...

Oh snap! Lyn, you really set a mood and stung me with the ending... Love this!

thingy said...

"I swirl the plea into the wine" Brilliant.

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.-
Thanks for your very nice words...

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky-
Glad that you think so!!Thanks so much..

Lyn said...

Hi R. Burnett-
Glad I caught you at the end!! Thanks..

Lyn said...

Hi thingy-
Lovely comment..thank you!!

Lena said...

Nicely done. Made a great read for that cheap wine.....

Helen said...

The most perfect title for your Magpie ~ loved it! I saw the image of a slide as viewed under a microscope in that marble table top. I hope folks didn't get the impression I am waiting for a diagnosis!

Tess Kincaid said...

The red sea before the parting? Gosh, I love that. Wish I had thought of it. Wonderful!

Martin H. said...

Nice. I liked, "...vintage tears,
cheap wine..."

Lyn said...

Hi Lena-
I like your comment..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
You are clever as usual..no mistakes there! And thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
This one almost got me..thanks so much for whatever genius path you're on!

Lyn said...

Hi Martin H.-
Thanks, it sort of just popped up!!

Everyday Goddess said...

i sense a bit of magic in your third line! i enjoy your magging!

Lyn said...

Hi Everyday Goddess-
Love that word..magging! Thanks so much..and magic, why not?

Doctor FTSE said...

Your poem is none the worse for you taking time over it. I do like the Red Sea metaphor.

Lyn said...

Hi Doctor-
Thank you...I do think I must practise patience!!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

I too was taken by 'as I swirl a plea into the wine'... taken by it all really!

Bravo Lyn!

Anna :o]

lyn said...

Hi Anna-
Such nice words..I thank you!!

M. A. S. said...

All the images here are great!

Lyn said...

Hi M.A.S.-
Thanks for visiting..welcome, and thanks for the comment!!

Trellissimo said...

Lovely last lines, Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi Trellissimo-
Thank you so much..I appreciate that!

Lucy Westenra said...

I really enjoyed this, particularly the last lines.

Lyn said...

Hi Lucy-
Thank you..several comments agree with you!!...Isn't poetry very interesting, where it goes, what it comes up with..

Bee's Blog said...

Where do you get these wonderful idea? The Red Sea? Vintage tears? Salt comes to my mind. Love it.

Lyn said...

Hi Bee's Blog-
Thanks so much..I think these words are channeled..from??? It does feel to me that they come from another place!!

Carrie Burtt said...

This is such a captivating poem Lyn...I think it is a new favorite for me! :)

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
Coming from you, it is indeed a lovely compliment! Thank you..

Vinay said...

delicious imageries here Lyn :) if you're late to feel the spark, I wonder what would my timing be called :D I enjoyed the read, thank you!

My Magpie Post

Lyn said...

Hi Vinay-
A pleasure hearing from you..no matter the time..thank you so much!!

Morning said...

every word counts,

love it very much.

the last line make it perfect and powerful.

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