Sunday, July 29, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #128

                                                        Image/ Black Dog/ Zelko Nedic

Thanks to Tess at MAGPIE TALES...


A black dog
in the company of dogs.
Hecate's gone for a stroll.
Triple goddess of my earth,
my moon,
my Hades.

Paint, she says,
leaving a list of do's
and don'ts,
starting with absence:
no color.

shade of night,
storm clouds,
a wolf's lair,
closed eyes,
old wounds.

Stilettos click the return.
Anubis, her pet,
will tattle-tale all.

Maybe she'll like it.
And maybe she won't.

Copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2012


Berowne said...

Your mention of Anubis and the ancient Egyptian religion made me think of the day a modern American actress was suddenly notified that she had been elected King of Egypt. She replied: "Mia Farrow?"

Kathe W. said...

excellent! Part of me thinks he painted the dog that used to be white.

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
A pun after my own heart! And funny you picked Mia...told..we're doubles..ha..

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.
I know you're right! Thanks!

Brian Miller said...

nice...some great the ideas she gave for the colors...old wounds, now what does that look want it in scab or scar...and dang tattle tale pups...smiles....

Unknown said...

Wonderful ambivalence here, Lyn. This is so powerful. Thank you for sharing. =D

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Thank you..yes, some new colors for the new season!

Lyn said...

Hi Linda-
I did like figuring this one out..thanks so much!

Silent Otto said...

As long as he does exactly as he is told, he will be fine, but then , she wasnt exactly specific , was she?. Plenty of scope there to hammer him later , on a whim ! .
Good stuff Lyn .

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
I guess that's their story...until the worm turns! Thank you...

21 Wits said...

I so relate to this! A tell-tale all was where my poem went ....this was such a perfect sense of words and image, thank you.

Tumblewords: said...

Tattle-tale pups! Oh, yes...great read!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

An excellent take on the prompt.

Anna :o]

Lyn said...

Hi Karen S-
Thank you...for me too..such a strong image, so many possibilities.

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
So glad you enjoyed this..thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi hyperCRYPTICal-
Very nice of you..thanks..this felt so different for me to do!

A Cuban In London said...

Maybe she'll like it, and maybe she won't. Well, I know I will. :-)

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi A Cuban in London-
Always welcome, long lost friend!! Thanks so much for dropping by! Have fun at the Olympics....

Carrie Van Horn said...

Maybe?....but I know I do love this Lyn....hope all is well with you these days. :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
So kind of you, thanks, always..

The Blog of Bee said...

An exquisitely original take. Perfect!

Lyn said...

Hi Bee-
Thank you so much...that's great!


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