Sunday, August 26, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #132


                                                  BIG ROOM/ 1948/ Andrew Wyeth



THANK YOU, Tess, for Magpie Tales...


SHADOWLESS

The rooms are draped
in the end game.
We are all dressed
and departing
for an untouched milieu.

A specter gazes
from a crack in the wall,
straddles its world,
with one ectoblastic foot
in dreamland,
the other set to frolic here.

A shadowless being
impatiently looks out
for the next wake-up call,
knowing that only
substance casts a shadow.

Just killing time,
reposing on the stuffed owl,
fluffing feathers,

waiting for the open door,
again to worm its way
into life's commotion.


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26 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha....what are the ghosts up too...they are obviously the only life in the room...killing time....nice play in that phrase...

izzy said...

An ectoblastic foot- and frolic! wow thanks!

Tess Kincaid said...

I never trust those cracks in the wall...nice write Lyn...

R. Burnett Baker said...

"only substance cast a shadow" is the bridge between worlds, and yet we're all (them and us) waiting for the next wake-up call. This make me want to open that door!!

Laurie Kolp said...

Now you have me wondering about the cracks in my walls.

kaykuala said...

A shadowless specter waiting to have a ball when the coast is clear. Great imagery, Lyn!

Hank

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Thanks..I think those ghosts are just waiting for the substance to return..then you'll see real mischief!

Lyn said...

Hi izzy-
Thank you..I sort of just found that word..yes, Wow!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
You're showing good judgement..plaster up those cracks...thanks, as always!!

Lyn said...

Hi Rick-
Yes, open the door..maybe just another door, I think...thanks so much!

Lyn said...

Hi Laurie-
I like the power of suggestion of those cracks! Thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi Hank-
Maybe we can sneak up on them, instead of vice-versa! Thank you...

Yvonne Osborne said...

I like Shadowless. Those specters playing about. Yeah, I can see them. "Only substance casts a shadow."


I love The Boating Party and joined to see it again and again.

Kutamun said...

I am hrateful dor the chance to dress up, depart and explore this hitherto untouched milieu of yours, Lyn , thanks

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Definitely, dress up! I have always played around in the spiritual/ occult/ ghosties..can't help it!! 2 ghosts!! Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Yvonne-
A big welcome, and thanks! Glad you can see "them"!

Helen said...

I want to scoop one of those ghosts into my arms ~~~ and dance!!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
My kind of gal! Thanks..

Karen S. said...

A few of my best friends are ghosts! But seriously what an amazing wellspring of feelings....reading through the cracks of your lovely poem. Nicely crafted.

Lyn said...

Hi Karen S.
I like your friends! And thanks so much for your kind words...

Sue said...

I felt ghosts in this room too.

=)

Carrie Burtt said...

Ghosts here indeed....beautiful write Lyn!! :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Sue-
Happy to hear that..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
I so appreciate your lovely comment...thanks.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Wonderful ghostly write.

Anna :o]

Lyn said...

Hi Anna-
It's always fun for me to go there! Thanks...

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