Monday, May 9, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #65


                                                    photo/ Tess Kincaid/ Magpie Tales

WHAT A POWERFUL IMAGE for this week's Magpie Tales.  A favorite saint, lead me on....


ST. MANDOLIRA *

I will be a saint one day too,
threading a needle of hope
and genuflected to.

Martyrs haven't owned this title yet,
the Patron Saint of Worker Bees
and Violins.

For the amber flow
of honey
in a hexagon geometry,
pray to me.

If you play a Stradivari,
do the same.

Saints give up their skeletons,
I pluck a string
with a sliver of mine.

My world is a reliquary,
I have holy bones too,
and bless the honeyed tea.


*Mandolira...a musical instrument.

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38 comments:

Brian Miller said...

play for us oh saint, as you already have your lyrics...smiles.

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
So you think I got a hit there? Thanks for the fun..

JamieDedes said...

Oh, truly delightful. I enjoyed it much and this cold be done in song. Lovely.

Here's to St. Mandolira.

Lyn said...

Hi Jamie-
With my voice, it would be best to dance to it! Thank you so much..

Brigid said...

So lovely, Lyn, it was like a prayer or a song or a dance (looking at your last comment)

Olivia said...

Wonderful.. I hear you play the music..! Very well done.. xoxox

Lyn said...

Hi Brigid-
Thank you..at one point I did the lyrics, my partner did the music..we were going to be stars..he did, became a movie star..me, left behind..boo hoo!!

Lyn said...

Hi Olivia-
Decided to have some fun with saints! Thank you!!

Margie said...

Wonderful write, Lyn.
I loved it and especially your last lines ....
*My world is a reliquary,
I have holy bones too,
and bless the honeyed tea.

Do so love how you write!

Margie :)

Tess Kincaid said...

Music to my ears. This is really lovely, Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
You are more than kind..your words mean so much to me..thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Oh, mighty muse..how can I thank you? The things you present...

Friko said...

There's poetry in this as there isn't in many other attempts I've come across today.

And you've left the piety at home too.

This I like!

Lyn said...

Hi Friko
Thanks..sharp as a tack!! Not too crazy about Piety on Parade myself!!

rel said...

Lynn,
You write the right rites whether they're song, danced or just appreciated for the images they wrought.
Thanks!
rel

Lyn said...

Hi rel-
I like your style and your comments..thank you!

Jingle said...

My world is a reliquary,
I have holy bones too,
and bless the honeyed tea.
..

very impressed, you are a genius,

keep it up.

Martin H. said...

This is a thoughtful piece. Very nice.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Genius? That's a first! Wow..this may be the beginning and end of it..but I sure thank you for your fabulous comment!!

Lyn said...

Hi Martin H.-
So glad you enjoyed it..it was one of those that just popped up!! Thanks...

Lolamouse said...

Wonderful take on the prompt! St. Mandolira is now my favorite!

Lyn said...

Hi Lolamouse-
Thank you so much...the saint sends her blessings!!

hedgewitch said...

I like it, Lyn. The flow of thoughts comes out like a delicately played arpeggio. I had a dream once about using a humurus bone as a violin bow--but your analogy is not nearly so gruesome. Very nice.

Lena said...

St.Mandolira? Astounding!

Lyn said...

Hi hedgewitch-
That flow of thoughts, ideas...from that universal consciousness, perhaps..
When I write, I depend on that..
Thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Lena-
Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Thanks for your visit!!

Bluebell Books said...

outstanding work.

keep it up.

check out short story slam and welcome your submission.

Lyn said...

Hi Bluebell Books-
Welcome and thank you for comment and for the invite..looks interesting!

Everyday Goddess said...

melodious and excellently written as always!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

This is wonderful imagery Lyn. Fabulous!

Anna :o]

Lyn said...

Hi EMH-
What a lovely thing to say..thanks so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi HyperCRYPTICal-
Thank you..so happy that you liked this one!!

Stacy L. Kersten said...

What am amazing poem, the imagery and the emotion is quite breath taking.

I would love to have you as a guest as my spotlight poet, you can check the blog out here and find information on how to submit a poem in the 'about section'

http://www.the-writers-cafe.blogspot.com/

Lyn said...

Hi Stacy-
I'm more than flattered and will definitely be happy to participate...thank you!!

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Lyn~ This is such a creative poem! There is definitely a saintly need for worker bees...their lives are precarious in their hexagon geometry, and of course they resonate with the music of the spheres played on heavenly violins. Love it!

jaanpehchaan said...

A lot of new learnings here. I need to come back to read it again! Here is mine: http://jaanpehchaan.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/under-the-influence/ - Part 1 of 3!

Lyn said...

Hi Margaret-
Thank you..I love your interpretation...exactly!!

Lyn said...

Hi jaanpehchaan-
Please do return..as many times as you wish! Thanks...

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