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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Measured

Magpie Tales offers an image for prompt. It can be viewed at the site by clicking on the link.


Measured

echoes of time
vintage spirits
and wounded trees

a breath of prayer
badgers the shabbiness
of this distant home

where fragile bones
on bending knees
offered the kiss of life

caged by glass
songs rise from ashes
echo that other time




Digital photo by Sue.
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21 comments:

Aayushi Mehta said...

Loved this! Beautiful interpretation of the prompt!

Maha said...

you are absolutely amazing! your poetry is perfect and beautiful,

namingconstellations said...

The rhythm of this is rolling and beautiful; it complements the images nicely. Well done!

lucychili said...

"caged by glass
songs rise from ashes"

lovely.

Selma said...

Breath of prayer badgering the shabbiness is an incredible image. Outstanding poem!

spacedlaw said...

What a beautiful fragile thing.

Peter Goulding said...

"vintage spirits and wounded trees" Almost a primeval song of nature. Each word carefully chosen.

Lisa said...

intriguing take on the prompt, very different from the others. beautiful in its simplicity.

Catalyst said...

You have chosen a good name . . as your words tumble over themselves in a thing of beauty.

willow said...

Evokes dark and ancient thoughts. Lovely.

Angie Muresan said...

Incredible and profound.

joanny said...

Wonderful poem -- loved the ending,
Joanny

chiccoreal said...

Dear Tumblewords: How I love your evocative Fractal poetry. I want to try Fractalizing! I will try! Next Magpie! Measured like distant echoes from long past yet still reverberating eons of time. Amazing! Thank-you!!!

The Bug said...

Lovely - I like how you captured the vintage essence of the painting.

Brian Miller said...

your words carry such vivid imagery...so nicely done.

Poetikat said...

I really like the "songs rising from the ashes" line.

Kat

Jennifer said...

How beautiful. I took me a minute or two to move away from the richness of the first stanza. I look forward to exploring your blog.

joanny said...

Beautiful -- love the title -- an interesting take on the prompt -- love the essence of your poem

Joanny

steviewren said...

"Songs rise from ashes" is evocative of the Phoenix being reborn. Lovely.

tori said...

Absolutely beautiful images!

Uma Gowrishankar said...

This is so beautiful. There is so much of tenderness and fragility in your poem.