Monday, June 13, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #69

photo/ tess kincaid/ Magpie Tales

WHAT A SEDUCTIVE SEA SHELL, I fell into its spell immediately..words just appeared!!  Thanks, Tess, for Mag #69!!

 
SIREN SONG

Bobbing on a wave,
sand grits my teeth
as I climb to the apex of the crest
and fall into a moving odyssey.

Carried ashore by Homer's fate,
one cupping hand
will set me at his ear,

listen to my siren song,
and when my message
is cold and spent,

place me gently
on a grain of sand
for time to rub my skin to dust.

 
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34 comments:

mindlovemisery said...

I love the title! This is an enchanting poem =)

jabblog said...

This is delightful. I liked especially 'for time to rub my skin to dust.'

lynnaima said...

beautiful rendering :) thank you!

booguloo said...

Enjoyed seeing and reading both.

Brigid said...

Gorgeous piece, we are all secret mermaids, I think.

Jinksy said...

A haunting tale...

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful imagery here. I especially love that last line, Lyn. Very nice.

Jingle said...

inviting word tour,
love the whole setup.
cheers.

Kristen Haskell said...

I love the very stanza the best. It is the release or letting go that I find so perfect and you carry that theme through out your whole piece.

Lyn said...

Hi mindlovemisery-
Thank you..I really enjoyed this prompt.

Lyn said...

Hi jabblog-
Thanks for visiting and your comment!

Lyn said...

Hi lynnaima-
Thanks..it was a good challenge!

Lyn said...

Hi booguloo-
Thank you so much!

Lyn said...

Hi Brigid-
Secret mermaids..that must be true..thanks for pointing that out!

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
I felt this one in my bones! Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
You keep pitching..I'll try to keep hitting..thanks so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
So happy you liked this one..thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Kristen-
I did feel that I had to put the action to rest...thanks so much..

Margie said...

Lovely writing , Lyn.


Margie :)

Henry Clemmons said...

I couldn't find anything for this prompt, but I'm glad you did. It read to me like a special messenger shell, like an angel, and was rewarded with giving birth to a pearl. I my be way off, but it bent my mind that way. Very well written. The flow was easy. Loved your words, voice and line work.
Henry Clemmons
PS Thanks for visiting my site.

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
Thanks for your comment, always welcome!

Lyn said...

Hi Henry-
I really liked the part of giving birth to a pearl..always like the sub-text that I didn't know about..and I think she is a spirit, an angel, a sprite...thanks so much for your visit.

Reflections said...

A beautiful enchanting poem... thanks so much for stopping by. Love to hear from you always.

Helen said...

This is way cool ..........

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Always a pleasure...this was interesting to do...thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
That's nice...thank you!

Deedee said...

Gorgeous, Lyn. Lovely words to compliment such a sublime creation. Shells hold a special fascination for me. I have quite a few specimens and I just love everything about them.

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
I know what you mean about a fascination for shells..a species from outer space, surely, so fanciful..thanks for dropping by...

~T~ said...

Oh, very nice. The sea does call from shells. I think I need to go to the beach...

R. Burnett Baker said...

"...for time to rub my skin to dust." YES! Excellent!

rick

Lyn said...

Hi T-
Thanks for visiting..the sea does call, doesn't it? The beach..any day...

Lyn said...

Hi Rick-
Love your comment..thanks so much..

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Beautiful words, enchanting.

Anna :o]

Lyn said...

Hi hyperCRYPTICal-
Thanks Anna, for your encouraging words!!

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