Sunday, September 22, 2013

MAGPIE...Prompt #187

                                              THE MOTH and the LAMP/ Cesar Santos

THANK YOU, Tess, at Magpie Tales...


It's the first singe
that wounds,
an illicit touch,

the pretense
that I will endure
past the ecstatic gasp,
beyond nature's bribe.

spent again.

I keep forgetting
the game,
as if breath
can be heaved in,

in rapture forever.

I stay
to be consumed.

Copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2013


Brian Miller said...

wow...what a strong last line and thought...the consumation....the game is def something we always have to keep in too will consume us...

Jinksy said...

Mmm - illicit singe! :)

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

YES!! I've always loved the word singe!

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
So glad I had the chance to do this game..(poetry game!!) and thanks so much.

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
That was fun!! Thank you, Jinksy!!

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky-
Yes, indeed...some words do have an image..Thanks Mary Ann!

dori said...

Wow, that about says it all, and more brilliantly than I'd ever heard before. Phew. Make you want to wake up from the dream that keeps us driven towards the flame.

Beautiful writing!


Lyn said...

Hi dori-
This is the best...thank you so much!

Margie said...

in rapture forever*

Love those lines Lynn
Wonderful writing!

Silent Otto said...

You boldly go where few women have gone before ......
Hope all is well , enjoy the leaves falling, ours have just reappeared .....round and round she goes

Silent Otto said...

When i xlick the link on the magpie site for your entry, it comes yp with some weird god- bothering site ....
Have you joined a cult and not told us ?

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
And I will keep on going! Thanks and enjoying a fab autumn here!
Now I think maybe a poltergeist has slipped in somehow, because lots of nonsense is happening on my PC.
A cult? brr...maybe they've joined me...I don't see what you do, but something's off kilter ..thanks, my friend!!

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
Thanks so glad you enjoyed to write!!

Kathe W. said...

wow! Great poem! And FYI something weird is going on with your link with Magpie....a wacko religious fervor blog site.
But when I click on your link left on my comments I got to your site.

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.-
Thanks! Someone else has mentioned this strange thing to me...and I have no idea what it is, because I don't see weird! Anyone know what to do?

Unknown said...

Deeply moving!

The Fifth Horseman said...

When I click the link on the Magpie site for your entry your entry comes up. Have I just been unlucky? Can't find the God Botherer site anyhow.

The Fifth Horseman said...

Lyn - does this help? Your link at 16 in the Magpie list takes the reader to ellerochelle.blogspot.COM - whereas you actually are hiding out at ellerochelle,blogspot.CO.UK.
(That'll be £20 please, no cheques!!)

Lyn said...

Hi Jerry-
So pleased that you liked this..thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi Fifth-
You got it! Just another ruse of mine..but all straigtened out now, if you click on #50. Or you can find G-d if you wish...Thanks!!!
Is that like 20 American dollars??

Margie said...

Lyn, I had to come by and thank you so very much for the kind words on the poem I wrote to my daughter.
I was so very, very touched!
It made me happy :)

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
A true blessing! Thank you so kind!


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