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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chrysalis for Sunday Scribblings




a chrysalis waits
on a separate page
rusty keys tap errata
uncommon strokes
rewriting the old bones

hints from fools' gold
fall upon a novel quill
rites of charcoal gray
spinning leaves of truth
spell out the seller's word

detached headings
rise over sundry tales
provide a crafty outline
for the living even as
she plans the grand finale





Thanks to Sunday Scribblings for the prompt: Dear Past Me, Dear Future Me

The image is a drawing produced on Bamboo Fun using Adobe Photoshop Elements 5, edited in Irfanview.

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27 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Something new is being born there.

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Lucy said...

just lovely sue!

Granny Smith said...

I hope that "crafty outline" includes lots of poems as good as this one. A very clever and beautiful take on the prompt.

songofsea said...

Lovely write...
Its nice to read ur writings...
Keep it up!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderfully put.

washed by words

Robin said...

I love the way you've interwoven the written and the natural into a lyrical whole.

Jay said...

Deep thoughts indeed. Life as a story - a narrative, written by ourselves.

totomai said...

this is a unique presentation.

planning for a grand finale a very apt ending

TJ said...

Spinning leaves of truth...
very powerful words.
Thanks for sharing.
I loved it.
TJ

Megha said...

Perfect concept for this prompt!
Keep writing :)

captainmolecule said...

excellent work - keep it up!!!

americanising desi said...

wonderful!!

Geraldine said...

Just exquisite Sue! I loved every line and the drawing is amazing. You've paid tribute to a wonderful prompt.

Hugs, G

quin browne said...

loved the last line...

danni said...

the moment in time that the caterpillar calls death is the same moment that the butterfly calls life - beautifully evocative verse!!!

Giggles said...

Well said and oh so true!!

Hugs Giggles

Patois said...

Brilliant! Love the poetry as much as I love the image.

Reinventing C said...

I think that this is lovely... thanks for stopping by!

keithsramblings said...

Another lovely piece, picture and words.

TSannie said...

Image & words: beautiful, just beautiful...

TSannie said...

Image & words: beautiful, just beautiful...

TSannie said...

Image & words: beautiful, just beautiful...

AdellBeek said...

I liked the poem because it is a great way to look at life and how it does change.

I loved the picture.

Tammy said...

Woe Sue, you really did something special here. LOVED IT!

Roger said...

You are a very talented lady! :D

Fledgling Poet said...

So rich and vivid...beautifully done, as always!

missalister said...

I bet you pack a fine suitcase, T! The seams of this good idea are popping with stunning word choices that are themselves bursting with meaning. A writer’s life, writing her own life, is what I came away all happy with. Any way one could take it, it’s exceptional!