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Friday, April 30, 2010

Bolero

Magpie Tales  offers an image for its weekly prompt - follow the link to view this week's image and to write along!




Bolero

one flippant fish
swims to Bolero
in a time-worn rite

partners to a lure
of the painted lady
reaching out to other

fluid tangling
at the edge of space
bubbles into light

its watery nebula
flash frozen
in a single globe

unaware
Bolero loops
again and again



  Digital photograph.
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21 comments:

Gordon Mason said...

really liked the flow (sorry for pun) of this poem

chiccoreal said...

Dear Tumblewords: Love your modernist approach almost minimalist (is that what fractal means?)in concept. Interesting name; Bolero as in Spain. I thought it a spanish vest. Now I know there are also a time-honoured ritual of fish returning (what kind?). Can I guess? Flippant meaning I think Flipper and Flipper was a dolphin. Excellent take as always! Clean and refreshing fractal!

joanny said...

I love your poem and I heard 'Bolero' playing in my head.... I hope you mean Maurice Ravels 'Bolero'? Well anyway -- your lovely poem set the tone for the musical score and I loved it.

Joanny

Jingle said...

skillfully crafted poem!

Jingle said...

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some May awards,
Happy Sunday!

willow said...

Yes, flash frozen, forever looping. Well done!

pieceofpie said...

i like this post tumble one of your more lengthy lines of poetry... as if entering a magical world frozen in time... and oh btw thanks for furnishing the magpie link i shall surely start participating...

Everyday Goddess said...

Wow! Great thoughts!

little hat said...

Apart from now having to seek out Bolero to familiarise myself - I really like this one. Nice and dense and full of rich images.

Brian Miller said...

fascinating take on the prompt...a moment captured for all eternity. great magpie!

Lyn said...

Ravel's Bolero, on a loop..beginning, end, the same..so zen! The things poetry lets us see!! Thanks...

Catalyst said...

SWMBO hates Ravel's "Bolero", I enjoy it. Maybe it's the monotony of my existence! At any rate, nice poem, Tumblewords.

Sandra (if) said...

I love the ethereal of your words...

rel said...

Sue,
Bolero is a favorite of mine!
Moments frozen in time like memories.
nice!
rel

Aoife.Troxel said...

Forever looping unaware(maybe?). Depressing in a way...but good, definitely good.

Berowne said...

Ravel would have been proud...

Ronda Laveen said...

Life looping to Bolero is insanely brilliant!

sheri... said...

magical little fish 'tail' you've written today, such a pleasure reading it :)

Jingle said...

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thank you for reading it!

Jennifer said...

Sometimes I feel like that flippant fish.

Jingle said...

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Meme participation award
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