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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Tamped Down Taupe for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales offers a wonderful prompt by image on each Thursday morning. Responses are due before the following Tuesday morning. View the image at the site and read what others wrote. It's a fine trip.



Tamped Down Taupe

released from shades of gray
formed by sackcloth taupe
she sings of burning hope
sends it off to sky blue orbit                                                            

expectations sold
she cries out to the wind
dreamers' old stories
now sheer with overuse

the cocoon spat her out
with wings too wet to fly
she shuts her mouth
hums new shades of taupe











A fractal.
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28 comments:

signedbkm.com said...

love it, my kind of beautiful poetry, "hums a new shade of taupe.." love the color too....lovely bkm

Sam Liu said...

Beautiful images, the words are suffused with emotion and elegance. I truly enjoyed reading this.

Paul C said...

I like your use of colour in conveying the power of dreams.

Aoife.Troxel said...

the cocoon spat her out
with wings too wet to fly
she shuts her mouth
hums new shades of taupe


Love the butterfly reference.

Helen said...

A lovely interpretation of Willow's photo prompt ........

Annie said...

From the sackcloth of death to a cocoon image. Such is the circle of life.

Gabriela Abalo said...

I love it!!

loveNlight
Gabi

Kimmie said...

"expectations sold" ...... due to her wings too wet to fly? Very intense thought here ....

kathew said...

lovely. I so enjoy reading everyone's posts-no two the same-

Sandra said...

lovely imagery!

rel said...

Sue, I, a singer too, can hear the song she casts to the wind as it comes to my ear. Well done!
rel

willow said...

Taupe is such a wonderful word.

spacedlaw said...

Haunting.

Brian Miller said...

wow, your words are powerful...i am a little sad at the wet wings, and hope that the full song come in flight soon. nice magpie...

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Beautifully visual. Color reference appeals to me. Love the emerging butterfly reference. Well done!

soundoffreedom said...

makes me look at taupe with new eyes..beautiful writing!

steviewren said...

Don't we all sing of "burning hope" somewhere deep in our souls? I know I do.

Vicki Lane said...

Especially nice! Love 'dreamers' old stories, sheer with overuse.'

Peggy Jo said...

The imagery is lovely and thought provoking. A wonderful poem to reflect on.

Alexis said...

"The cocoon spat her out with wings to wet to fly"
WOW, I just love it!

Patience said...

Very evocative, great imagery. I also liked how you didn't use any punctuation...interesting. My fave line though was
'dreamers' old stories
now sheer with overuse' Wow, beautiful!

Words A Day said...

the cocoon spat her out - love the way you use verbs in this piece & the phrase - sackcloth taupe.

Lena said...

Beautiful. I wish my own mind was graced with such words.....!

Jingle said...

sad ending,
your words are bouncy and cute.

chiccoreal said...

Dear Tumblewords: Your fractals are so delicately delicious! The butterfly will be surprised to find out her true colours once she dries them out and opens them up! What colour is the butterfly's wings? Taupe is a fancy beige which is a moth colour? I guess there are taupe butterflies; upper class butterflies that is!

Selma said...

I really love your exploration of colour and form. You delve quite deeply into the shape of things. As well as enjoying reading you always give me something to consider. Thank you.

Tammy said...

Truly a joy to read.

brenda said...

Love the cocoon spat her out...this is rich stuff. Rocking Magpie!