Sunday, February 24, 2013

MAGPIE...Prompt #157

Venus de Milo with Drawers/ Salvador Dali, 1936
THANK YOU, Tess, at Magpie Tales...
Dali gaga ov
er Dada, Venus pleases,
releases her drawers.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

MAGPIE...Prompt #156

                                                   WIND OF HISTORY/ Jacek Yerka

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


I ran away from symmetry,
the impression of perfection.
I never cared for bits
and pieces
to line up perfectly.

Before I saw you,
my breath was too tranquil.
I slept in my ennui.

Morning surprised me.
Out the door and hell bent.

You baptized me with that name,
blushed my face.
I countered with tall stories,
reddened the rainbow.

You swallowed thunder,
slammed doors,
rearranged scraps,
deepend ruts,
turned the earth.

Our hard breathing
suddenly flowered.
Roses, a lotus,
cherry blossoms,
settled in my folds.
Now that's more like it.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

MAGPIE...Prompt #155

"Oh waiter, we'll have what they're having!"
Artwork/ Joseph Lorusso
Thank you, Tess...for Magpie Tales  
Happy St. Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 3, 2013

MAGPIE...Prompt 154

                                     Central Library, Manchester, U.K./ Robin Gosnall

THANK YOU, Tess, at Magpie Tales...

Love's Leap

A word,
leaps past my heartbreak,
trips at the rim of the scaffold,
tumbles over the edge.

A singular undoing
to erase that tiresome word,
that cliche',
that "love".

Without "it"
anywhere in sight,
a taste in my mouth,
like bitter tea.

Maybe honey in the comb
will sweeten my acceptance
of an ancient banality.

I thumb through the dictionary
to find another word to say,
if ever again
I find myself

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