Sunday, December 30, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #149


                                                    Image/ R.A.D. Stainforth


THANK YOU, Tess, at Magpie TalesThanks for all your creativity...Happy New Year, one and all...


I WANT

I want to open the windows
in every room,
let the stench
of last year's corruption disappear
in a blur of smoke.

I want to suddenly feel
the promise of springtime in January.

I want my children to be underfoot,
my daily sneezing
to be the worst of it.

I want to forgive all art,
to have poetry
dancing through my wits,
to kiss a prince,
have him stay a day or two.

I want to go through the new year
lead by last year's angels,
and if I'm no longer here at the end,
I want to come to you in a dream
and tell you I'm alright.


                               
                                     
                                                          Happy 2013  


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36 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...i really like those first two stanzas...they play well together...out with the old indeed...smiles...happy new year...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Thanks, always kind...one can only hope for the best ..for you...for me...Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Ahh... that second stanza is lovely. as is the whole poem - beautiful creation triggered by a nasty ol' ash tray.

Berowne said...

You did so well with a previous Berownial quiz; how about this time?

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful...I had to open the kitchen window today for some fresh springtime in December...

Other Mary said...

Me too! This is lovely! All the best to you in the coming year.

jasmine calyx said...

This is awesome. I especially love the opening stanza.

Kathe W. said...

I think about this line as I get older:
"and if I'm no longer here at the end,
I want to come to you in a dream
and tell you I'm alright."
I want to be able to do this for my loved ones.
Wonderful poem...


Catfish Tales said...

All is quotable - but I especially like how you forgive art - LOL

Lyn said...

Hi Margaret-
I had a visceral reaction, I guess, to those butts! Had to go the other way...thanks.

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Berownial, indeed..can't wait, once again..thanks for the challenges! Best wishes...

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Lucky us to have a Prompter like you..Keep going!! Good luck....

Lyn said...

Hi Other Mary-
Thanks for your kind words..best to you, my friend!

Lyn said...

Hi jasmine calyx-
Glad to hear from you..really appreciate your words...thanks.

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W-
Faith and fancy , I guess we have them! Thank you... a good year...

Carrie Burtt said...

Oh Lyn I love every line, but the last stanza...well I fell in love with it!! Beautiful captivating and true to the heart! :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Catfish Tales-
Thanks..yes, good hearts, all is forgiven! Happy New Year!!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
So kind..guess I'm happy that you liked this vision! Thanks..a good New Year...

C.M. Jackson said...

loved the way you moved the old year out and the new year in with love and beauty...happy new year to you and yours!

Lyn said...

Hi C.M.Jackson-
Definitely had to get rid of the old..thanks so much! Happy New Year...

kaykuala said...

I want to come to you in a dream
and tell you I'm alright

This is so powerful, Lyn! One yearns to be with a loved one always. Even dreams can mend the aching heart. Happy New Year to you Ma'am!

Hank

Wayne Pitchko said...

this moved very well.....nicely done Lyn

Lyn said...

Hi kaykuala-
Thank you..Lets carry the positive with us, Hank! Happy New Year...

Lyn said...

Hi Wayne-
Thanks so much..means a lot to me! Have a Happy....

Helen said...

I join you in the 'wanting.'

Happy New Year, Lyn!!!!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I so like the way you approached the prompt full out and then took your words to your best expression...love the end!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
As Mick said...you can't always get what you want..but if you try, try...well...
Happy New Year to you too!!

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky-
Thank you, Mary Ann..that pic just grabbed me and I had to tell the truth!! Happy New year...

Yvonne Osborne said...

Oh! I didn't want this to end. Lovely poem, Lyn. I want all of this too. It makes my heart ache.

M. A. S. said...

Beautiful. I absolutely love the 3rd stanza.

Kutamun said...

Death looms large in this , Lyn, as professor Dumbledore said " to the well organised mind, death is but the next great adventure !"

Lyn said...

Hi Yvonne-
I'm so taken by your response..thank you so much!

Lyn said...

Hi M.A.S.-
Thank you...really glad this means something to you...

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
I couldn't agree more...thank you!

~T~ said...

Great look forward!
My rhubarb is already sprouting. Is that the promise of spring, or its own death sentence?

Lyn said...

Hi ~T~
Always the promise of spring..born on the 2nd day of spring!! Can't escape...thank you!

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