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,
love,
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
in....

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24 comments:

McGuffy Ann said...

I like this piece! Nice!
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Hedgi said...

I love it!

Zafaran said...

" leaps past my heartbreak,
trips at the rim of the scaffold,
tumbles over the edge" it's so beautifully put!

Berowne said...

Witty and sharp, a la Lyn...

Lyn said...

Hi McGuffy Ann-
Welcome and thanks a lot!!

Lyn said...

Hi Hedgi-
Who could ask for more? Thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Zafaran-
I really appreciate your comment..thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Really like that...a la stuff...thanks!

Lyn said...
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Helen said...

Nope ... no substitutes allowed! I love looking at those red shoes in your header.

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful write, Lyn...bittersweet...

Kathe W. said...

love this forst stanza....it says it all!

Kutamun said...

Yes, it is a leap of faith, profound

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Thanks..I try them on every day! No substitutes, of course!!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Thanks so much...I saw this lover's leap!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W-
Thank you for the comment..so glad you liked this one!

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Thank you for looking into this!

~T~ said...

Keep that thesaurus handy! Well done.

Lyn said...

Hi ~T~
I'll take all the help I can get, as long as it turns into a poem!! Thanks...

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, a most delicious treat!

Carrie Burtt said...

Every stanza stands strong on its own....i love "A word love, leaps past my heartbreak trips at the rim of the scaffold tumbles over the edge.".....brilliant ode to the written word and libraries Lyn! :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Karen S.-
I like the way you put that...thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
Yes, a salute to libraries..that's where I grew up! Thank you...

Dori said...

Love it!!!

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