Monday, March 18, 2013

MAGPIE...Prompt #160


                                           Faun, Horse, and Bird, 1936/ Pablo Picasso


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


BLUE MYTHOLOGY/ an abstraction

Satyr stirs from slumber,
lifts the veil of absinthe dreams,
a silky nymph,
torn from his rib
takes flight, during
l'apres-midi d'un faune.

Goddess of the feral
chants with the Pipes of Pan.
Griffin's wife
plucks a feather
from his tail,
plaits it to her tresses,
teases the Phoenix
to join in the leap.

Medusa whispers
to Pegasus,
see how I craft
a pale horse
from that wave?
Echo sings on,
flies with the white dove
to resurrection,
storms the gates of heaven.

Just another reverie,
l'apres-midi d'un faune.



*Afternoon of a Faun/ Poem, Stephane Mallarme/ Ballet, Vaslav Nijinsky

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25 comments:

Srummed Words said...

Your poem does call up the music. Nice job!

Karen S. said...

I believe I do see, how you craft such a beautiful pale horse from those written waves. Incredible- speaks perfectly for this image!

Jinksy said...

Perfect partnership with words and music - not to mention picture. :)

Kathe W. said...

wonderful interpretation of this image!

Wayne Pitchko said...

really like where you went with this...nicely done

The Write Girl said...

Your poem takes a beautiful page out of mythology. Beautifully written.

Lyn said...

Hi Srummed Words-
Thanks for the lovely comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Karen S.-
I enjoyed digging for these images....thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
Thank you...just loved this image!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.-
I really appreciate your comment..thank you!!

Lyn said...

Hi Wayne-
Thank you..it was fun for me to make these mythological connections!

Lyn said...

Hi Write Girl-
Lovely comment...thank you !

Berowne said...

Who but Lyn would bring Debussy into our rough-hewn bloggers' world?

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Putting words to a Picasso is wild and courageous and you did it masterfully...bravo!

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Who but you would be this kind? Many thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky...
Hearing from you is always a treat..thank you so much, Mary Ann!

Brian Miller said...

ha. a little magical play among the gods/goddesses as they create....nice blending of myths as well...from creation to perseus....

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Well..I figured if Picasso can whip up an abstraction..why not me?
Thank you...

Little Nell said...

I like the way you weave in all these aspects of myths. So well crafted.

Helen said...

Love this, Lyn!!!

Lyn said...

Hi Little Nell-
Thank you..I enjoyed mixing it all up!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
So glad you enjoyed...thank you, Helen...

Susan Lindquist said...

Oh the stuff of mythic musings! Beautiful images and interplay between the Gods and scoundrels of Greek mythology ... I especially love that second stanza ...

Tess Kincaid said...

Elegant mythical write, Lyn...

Kutamun said...

Very Prescient Lyn , as The Waterboys sang and i formed us, Pan is back ! , watch this space , it may be painful.

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