Monday, December 19, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt # 96

                                                Image/ Lee Friedlander/ 1966

A NICE LITTLE MYSTERY this week from Magpie Tales, thank you, Tess...


You think you're incognito,
but I'd know you anywhere.
Not fooled at all
by that Lugosi cloak,

and midnight greige
does not become you,
but better button it anyway,
to heat up the morning chill.

I like you more in green,
eyes matching sea glass
washed ashore,
not shielded by dark specs,
like some ersatz celebrity.

You still favor
that fringe of Medusa hair,
and as always flash
a gargoyle smile
for the paparazzi rush.

Let's not forget the shadow
that follows wherever you go,
of the Buddha,
humming a celestial Ohm.

I'd know you anywhere.

copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2011


Brian Miller said...

you make some intersting allusions tot his person...and to monsters...then include the shadow od buddha...very interesting piece...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Always good to hear your opinion...for me, it's all illusion, and Buddha, laughing away! Thank you, my friend...

Helen said...

Lyn, this is great! Totally unique, well written. Happy Holidays.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You never seem to disappoint...wonderful!

Suz said...

i really loved the rhythmn of this piece...and of course the buddha

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Thank felt a bit strange writing this!

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky...
Thank you...those are strong!!

Lyn said...

Hi Suz-
Thanks so much..and always, the Buddha,naturally!

Laurie Kolp said...

Love the vivid detail here and how it says so much about the person.

Isabel Doyle said...

Very clever and intriguing Lyn
Best wishes for the holidays Isabel x

rel said...

I thought I'd fool you this time but no, you recognize me even in shadow!

Doc FTSE said...

Well constructed poetry is always a pleasure to read.

Lyn said...

Hi Laurie-
It was fun for me to construct this image...thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Isabel-
Love where those prompts lead us..thanks so much..Happy Holidays!

Lyn said...

Hi rel-
Very cute! As I said, I'd know you anywhere..and what a handsome dude! Season's Greetings..

izzy said...

Ersatz ! such a grand word-
I like this piece, thanks.

Lyn said...

Hi Doc FTSE-
What a nice thing to say..really appreciate it! Thanks..

Kathe W. said...

oh I like this- especially the last "Let's not forget the shadow
that follows wherever you go,
of the Buddha,
humming a celestial Ohm.

I'd know you anywhere."

Carrie Van Horn said...

This is amazing Lyn....a brilliant take on the prompt!!

Lyn said...

Hi izzy-
So glad you liked this, and I sort of like that old fashioned word..thanks.

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.
Thank you..Glad you liked the ending verse...

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
So glad you found this of interest..thanks for the terrific comment..

Intelliblog said...

I love the colour you have injected into this rather lacklustre image. Great Magpie!
Hope you have a great Christmas!

Lyn said...

Hi Nicholas V.
How nice you are...I did have fun with this one..
Happy Holidays to you!!


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