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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Smoke and Ruins for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales #23  Each week Willow posts an image to be used as a springboard for a vignette or poem. This week the image shows a fire extinguisher. As always, my offerings are in draft form.





Smoke and Ruins


not so long
beyond the time
when rising heat
ate filmy smoke

coolness colored
darkling ashes
and exposed
those buried mirrors

 
  A bouquet of fire created in Escape Motion.
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25 comments:

signed...bkm said...

lovely words, darkling ashes exposing those buried mirrors....nice magpie...bkm

Catalyst said...

I like it, TW!

Helen said...

I liked your Magpie ... I have buried many mirrors in my lifetime ~ all of them with less than flattering images.

Naquillity said...

nice magpie tale you've woven from the prompt. have a great night.

alembic said...

I especially love the deepening (and dark-toned) music of the second stanza!

Angie Muresan said...

Oh yes. Buried mirrors. I've held a few of those myself. Glad that they are buried. Wonderful writing!

Lena said...

'darkling ashes'. I do love those words!

RA said...

Lovely choise of words.

Jeeves said...

Lovely one

EKSwitaj said...

"when rising heat / ate filmy smoke"

Wow.

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chiccoreal said...

Dear TW: This excellent poem! Illustrative and illuminating fractal with wonderful fire bouquet! I love your use of the Elements here! Coolness making the fire exist; like a mirror image in reverse. These two Elements need each other to survive...how well thought out this amazing poem. I love it!

Jingle said...

very beautiful!
Happy Sunday!

JeffScape said...

Don't often describe a poem as "pretty," but this one calls for it!

Brigid said...

Beautifully crafted piece. Great Magpie.

evalinn said...

That´s very well written!

kathew said...

nicely done!

Brian Miller said...

those last lines make this poem...very nicely played!

Friko said...

One of the better magpie poems.
Poetry is like breathing to me, not every breath is as fragrant as this one.

Systematic Weasel said...

Very well written! Such a vivid response to the prompt! Excellent post!

-Weasel

~T~ said...

Fire is powerful, but doesn't last. Great description of the remains!

kavisionz said...

Very vivid imagery! Kinda made me think of the big bang, and the formation of the Universe.. I wonder why...
A beautiful poem, complemented by a fantastic image of slender, dancing flames!

CatLadyLarew said...

Sometimes life is all smoke and mirrors!

soundoffreedom said...

well written loved the images and the thoughts this one provokes!

steviewren said...

Hmmm, you've got me thinking. Do the fires of life and the reactions they produce distort our reflections of our experience or is the smoke merely the story we tell ourselves to help us make sense of it all....?