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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Private Eye for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales posts: Write a short vignette or poem using this picture as your inspiration.





Private Eye

lightly poached
a yolk of eye
rests on a bed of
wilted browns

its soul window
closed and locked
secret encased
in a missing jar

lovers pursue
the absent key
for a single sample
of this yolk of eye

 
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24 comments:

evalinn said...

Interesting, I like it!

Selma said...

You are so clever. I love this. It is surreal and fun!

joanny said...

Now this is one unique piece of poetry, loved it.

Joanny

Gordon Mason said...

Like 'yolk of eye'

sheri... said...

i loved this, 'lightly poached, a yolk of an eye'...only you could have made me taste this eye! well done magpie!

Brian Miller said...

an interesting piece...what is it that the two lovers seek...yolk and birth, for thier relationship or to bring a new life into this one...nice magpie.

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, I like your treatment of this! Lightly poached, brilliant touch!!

Pearl said...

that's a striking title-first stanza entry.

macabre and yet works. the white of eye, white of egg are similar. that would work by itself.

Helen said...

Loved the way you used words to create such vivid images ....

willow said...

"...lightly poached a yolk of eye" is brilliant!!! I love this.

Catalyst said...

Oh, great vision in this poem, TW.

Sam Liu said...

This was wonderful, I loved reading it. The last stanza is particularly poignant, it sang to me.

rel said...

Sue,
Quite Shakspearean in scope!
Well said.
rel

Lyn said...

..lovers pursue the absent key..one hopes they find it! Thank you...

Lisa said...

totally different from everyone else's! made me read, think, re-read, and think some more. sign of good writing. :)

R. Burnett Baker said...

"...secret encased in a missing jar..." Reading your poem and looking at the photo: Your words give emotion and feeling to that poor eye! Wonderful emotion in your poem!

Rick

JeffScape said...

Food for the window to the soul? ;)

chiccoreal said...

Dear Tumblewords: Wow!
The literal meaning melts away when this "egg salad surgery" feast becomes a pursuit of lovers;
"lovers pursue
the absent key
for a single sample
of this yolk of eye"

The things people get into, methinks there is far more going on here than just a dainty dish set before these lovers; the poached eye; it is so much more than can be described; a truly soulful dish which will change the lovers indefinitely most definitely! Excellent imaginings!

Suz said...

divine

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Very suggestive absences ... missing jar ... the absent key. The image of lightly poached for a yolk of eye is great.

I am here returning your visit. Nice blog, TW. Keep the sunnyside up!

Monkey Man said...

An appropriate visual descriptive of this Magpie picture. Love it. Thanks for coming by to read my Magpie. I love new visitors, it gives me a chance to stop by new blogs.

pieceofpie said...

that title was puuurrrfeckt... haha... i was stumped looking at this foto... you did it well

~T~ said...

Great imagery!

She Writes said...

I love what you did with this! It does appear to be a yolk :). Thank you for visiting me.