Monday, September 12, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #82

                                                Andrew Wyeth/ The Revenant

Thank you,Tess, for Magpie/ Prompt #82 , the Revenant of 9/11 is forever with us.


A room
not yet found by the living,
Is that you, essence of my love? 

What are years to the vanished?
I know what they are to the waiting.

Where are you?
Gather yourself in my memory,
open a door,
pull me in,
so we can relive existence
before the azure sky shattered.

Return with your lost face.
Are you looking for me?

Your dust still tells stories
on a shelf
where books and angels
cleave to each other.

Not all of you, today,
Let your hand return
for a touch,
let your face brush mine
with a kiss.

copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2011


JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

the last 6 lines is wonderful...

i love it. nice take!


Hartley said...


Dave King said...

Ooer, you made it all sound possible. Cleverly done.

Suz said...

excellent use of the word
enjoyed your magpie

Brian Miller said...

nice...i can feelthe longing or those that have gone on beyond where we can touch...

Lyn said...

Hi JJ Roa..
How nice of you to say so..thanks so much!

Lyn said...

Hi Hartley-
Welcome and thank you for the lovely comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Dave-
So nice to see you...all things are possible...somewhere...thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Suz-
I found it interesting to explore this one..thanks..

Lyn said...

Hi Brian..
Energy lasts forever..maybe feelings too...Thank you..

Brandee Shafer said...


Lyn said...

Hi Brandee-
Oh??? I love what we see!!! Thanks.

Berowne said...

"What are years to the vanished?
I know what they are to the waiting."
This is fine, FINE writing...

Anonymous said...

sweet and hot...


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Friko said...

whatever you write, even a ghostly poem, your words are always beautiful.

Maggie said...

Sigh. Powerful and touching.

"I know what they are to the waiting." : (

Lyn said...

Hi Friko-
What a kind and lovely thing to say..we make an effort, and it's amazing that it pleases...thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
So appreciate your comment..thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Always happy to support your efforts..and thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi thingy-
This was an interesting effort for me...thank you so much!

Chronicles of Illusions said...

The first stanza just punches the air out of you

Lyn said...

Hi Jo Bryant-
What an interesting reaction..I thank you for that!

Reflections said...

Love the possibilities that lie within this piece... hopeful, tender writing.

Deedee said...

Lovely and sublime.

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
I'm glad you see the hopeful...thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
Great hearing from you...thanks!

R. Burnett Baker said...

You express all too well that day in the line "...before the azure sky shattered." Each stanza is telling, painful, and bittersweet at once.


Trellissimo said...

Your dust still tells stories

A good excuse for never dusting...???

Lyn said...

Hi Rick-
I can still see the black smoke rising against that bluest sky..and the hundreds walking uptown, away from it... memory never to go away...thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Trellissimo-
Thanks so much for the giggle...I needed that!

Tumblewords: said...


Helena said...

You really did make this revenant feel romantic. And I wholly agree with Berowne!

Tess Kincaid said...

Bittersweet and beautiful, Lyn!

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Thanks so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi Lena-
You're more than kind..thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
That amazing painting had everything to do with it..thank you!!

Carrie Van Horn said...

A breathtaking poem indeed Lyn...this prompt was made for you! :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
Thank you so much,Carrie...I do have a special feeling for Wyeth's work..

Helen said...

Love how your blog name and the image match up this week! Nicely done, Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
So glad that you enjoyed this one...thanks!

Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...

very incredible.

Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...


What charming poetry you have posted here.

Invite you to share 1 poem with us, anything could fit the theme of object,

Hope to see you in.

Happy Writing..


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