Sunday, July 8, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #125


                                        Chilmark Hay/ 1951/ Thomas Hart Benton



THANK YOU, Tess, for Magpie Tales....


PITCHING HAY

Hay thrown to the wind,
gold spun into daylight.
The grateful heart gleams within,
glorious ray of paradise,
ever a better morning than this?

All movement in the hillock stops.
The eyes of a rodent
lock in catatonic dread.
See me, fasten on me,
sip a last breath.

Will his darting
be swifter than my whack?
Placing the act in beauty
helps me forget.

Pull back, pull back,
you will see
the birds-eye view of splendor.



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16 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

The part about the rodent made me think of The Secret of NIMH...

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Not really familiar with movie or book..will look into it... thanks so much!

Berowne said...

Speaking of rodents, perhaps you could go after the little green one who promises to save you up to 15 percent on your car insurance. :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Good idea..another whack should do it! Thanks..

Arian Tejano said...

When I reached the final stanza, I was like.. Oohhhh, Just the right moment to zoom out..

Brian Miller said...

haha i love your zoom in and taking a rather tranquil picture into a rat/mouse hunt....lol

Lyn said...

Hi Arian-
Guess I had that Garden of Eden moment...thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Something just possessed me! The devil in the details, I guess. Thanks...

izzy said...

Let's see "Whack" Not a pitchfork,
a scythe ? I have used some big ones
very rhythmical, but not so efficient- A shovel!? -Poor things...

Kutamun said...

Ah, a Cat jumping off a haystack , fantastic haystack realism , thanks Lyn

Lyn said...

Hi izzy-
Words are my weapons..I just yelled...Whack!...
Poor things indeed... black plague anyone? thanks..

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Yes, lots of stuff tucked away in a haystack...surprise! Thanks...

Sue said...

Thanks for including the zoom!

;)

Lyn said...

Hi Sue-
It's the least I could do! Thanks..

Linda said...

I love that the farm field is chock full of critters, Lyn. My art instructor always nags us to include flies and mice in our paintings. And I think there was never a better morning! Just splendid, thank you! =D

Lyn said...

Hi Linda-
I'd love to see that painting, the one with the flies and mice!! Thanks so much..

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