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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Willows for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales  offers another lovely image for prompt. Please go to the site to view it and to read others' writing.


Willows

somewhere
between middle night black
and the sweet blue of dawn

she saw from the window
a thundering over willows
as they whooped up the gorge

dizzied with yearning
she tumbled from her ledge
to be borne away by the cranes

a thousand in number
cranes who heard her craving
for their ultimate mending

somewhere
beyond middle night black
toward the sweet blue of dawn      


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23 comments:

evalinn said...

Beautifully written!

Kathiesbirds said...

Tumblewords, I really like this one for I have heard the cranes "garrooing" in the day and in the night. It is such a wild sound and it will carry one away on its wings! Your poem captures that feeling beautifully.

joanny said...

Oh my your words come tumbling out and land about the page settling into a beautiful tender poem.

Joanny

Paul C said...

You capture this beautiful sequence so well. It must be magical to witness and participate in the migration of hundreds of cranes.

willow said...

I adore "middle night black" and "sweet blue of dawn". Beautiful.

Suz said...

what an accomplished poem
for some reason I would have said the instead of their..mending
what am I missing here
or just another poet tinkering!
loved it

brenda said...

Top notch! This is one of my favorites of yours (so far!) Perhaps it wasn't intended, but images of Sadako entered my brain. I can picture her being carried away by cranes.

Love this piece! thank you thank you.....~Brenda

Lyn said...

There's a beautiful sense of mystery to this..sweet blue of dawn..love it!!

Sam Liu said...

Truly beautiful, the images conjured are quite spectacular. Your writing is very lyrical, very moving.

susan m hinckley said...

I loved your imagery. I'll think about the lines "a thundering over willows . . . as they whooped up the gorge" for awhile. Thanks for this gift.

SandyCarlson said...

Like priests of healing, they took her away. So full of grace.

transparentnow? said...

"heard her craving for their ultimate mending"---that soooo speaks to my soul. This really is very good.

Lisa said...

lovely, sublime. I REALLY enjoyed this one in its simplicity and its beauty! AMAZING.

Alan Burnett said...

"between middle night black
and the sweet blue of dawn"
I just love those lines.
Very creative.
Very different.

Jingle said...

lovely tale!

Brian Miller said...

smooth flow and wonderful imagery...and a message as well...it speaks to me too. nice magpie!

rel said...

Sue,
Your word's interpration of love in blue on white porcelain is wonderful.
rel

Patience said...

Truly beautiful, absolutely awesome imagery!

Everyday Goddess said...

I kind of wish that happened to me, I'd love to be borne away by cranes!

Enchanted Oak said...

The thundering over willows is stunning. I wish I could hear this.

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Angie Muresan said...

This is just stunning!

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chiccoreal said...

Dear Tumblewords: How zen-like this poem, so peaceful a sense of wonder. Your wordsmithery is honed to a fine art. Lovely images, thank-you!