Sunday, October 9, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #86

                                                The Little King/ Michael Sowa

AN INTRIGUING PAINTING...for Magpie Tales.  Thank you Tess, once more! 


He pinches my waist,
a frivolous lover.
I give him sanctuary
till midnight.

Time flutters by.
Soon arriving,
the sunlight hours,
warmth I can't embrace.

Like pan quotidian,
he's fresh at first,
but stale
no matter the prayer.

Will we speak,
get the paper off the threshold,
turn pages?
Scrub ink from our finger tips?
Stir sweetness into
pitch black coffee?

Seems to be
another paper mache' king,

tips over,
rolls to the edge,
dives into longing.
Same as me.

copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2011


christopher said...

You got me:

The Figurine

Paper mache diminutive
in the thin sun of old longing
as if oblivious to me,
to you as well,
will never speak of us
unless there is some
compelling force that pulls
words from deep inside
the slush now dessicated
by how long it all
has been.

Isabel Doyle said...

bitter sweet Lyn, beautifully written

Jinksy said...

Papier mâché king in not a happy prospect, that's for sure...

Berowne said...

How many kings have been "fresh at first, but stale, no matter the prayer"?
Good post.

Lyn said...

Hi Christopher-
Sort of like being inspirational to you!! amazing! Well done..Thanks so much.

Lyn said...

Hi Isabel-
Really appreciate your kind words...thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
But there are so many at every level..thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
The old story!
Always good to hear from you..thanks...

Anonymous said...

Nice after midnight word dance.
I enjoyed it. nice take
on the

Kathe W. said...

Fresh at first, but stale!
Reminds me of some folks......
well written.

Brian Miller said...

wow you set it up nicely...but when you get to paper machete king and the just like you line really takes off...

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Stir sweetness into pitch black it!

Kristen Haskell said...

Wow I agree. I read this twice and the second time out loud. Wonderful and I too really love the line "he's fresh at first, but stale no matter the prayer.

Lyn said...

Hi knightsheart-
Love your name..thanks for your lovely words...

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.
Yes, so many let us down, and we too, the same..thanks for your words!

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky...
So happy you like this, I felt very involved in this one..thanks!

Helen said...

Lyn, this is deliciously deep!!!

Tumblewords: said...

Dives into longing - a visceral feel to that phrase! Love it!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Thanks for the glowing words!

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Grateful for your take on this...thanks..

Intelliblog said...

The papier maché king matches the bitterness of the coffee. I really liked your take on this Magpie!

Lyn said...

Hi Nicholas V.
Thank you...I welcome your comment!

Brigid O'Connor said...

'Dives into longing' I agree, a wonderful image. I've been taking a break to write, lovely to be back to reach such lovely pieces.

Lyn said...

Hi Brigid-
Missed you..I too have tapered off, hope to return full force. Thanks for your kind words!!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Lovely take on the Mag Lyn.

Anna :o]

Erratic Thoughts said...

Undoubtedly one of the best takes on the prompt!


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