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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Pandora for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales offers a wonderful image prompt on Thursdays and asks for a response by Tuesday early morning. Please click the Magpie Tales link to see the image that prompted this poem.


Pandora


she whistles home
old secrets left untold

skeletons of the ancient,
mum as an empty urn

the absent key of luck
artifact, cold and hard

a rusty lock is all that's left
of the open clay pithos

plagues and curses reign
she calls home a wick of hope


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23 comments:

RA said...

Oh yeh, there was hope at the bottom! :)

christine said...

Beautiful poem for this weeks Magpie...
Christine

Gordon Mason said...

Some great word images here, enjoyed it!

Gabriela Abalo said...

I love your poetry!

Nice Magpie

EKSwitaj said...

I never would have thought of Pandora for this prompt, and you use the lock in a way I didn't expect but that works very well.

I'm curious: did you consciously choose to use couplets for this, or it did it just come out that way?

evalinn said...

Nice one! :-)

susan m hinckley said...

I loved the image of "a wick of hope" -- well done!

Nimue said...

brilliant lines :)

brenda w said...

This is a lovely piece for Pandora. The last line is splendid. Well done!

Systematic Weasel said...

Wonderful magpie! Wicked hope is a fun and interesting image. Great post!

-Weasel

Selma said...

You are a mistress of metaphor. You just kick it every time. Every word is so well considered, so beautifully placed. I bow to you!

Jennifer said...

Love it TW - you know I had a hard time moving past the first stanza. Because I kept thinking about what it said.

Well done!

one more believer said...

takes the reader to another time another place...

ds said...

Oh, I like this very much "she whistles home old secrets" gave me goosebumps. Thank you.

Patience said...

beautiful! wonderful write and I love the Pandora element, really unique take on the prompt

Brian Miller said...

beautiful verse....the wick of hope....i like that...

ninotaziz said...

Aahhh...at last we give tribute to Greek mythology. I enjoyed this very much.

Cynthia Pittmann said...

Love the visual and auditory imagery!

Jessie said...

your pictures are unique, and your words are nicely played.

smiles,

Naquillity said...

'she calls home a wick of hope' is my favorite line. beautifully written. hope all is well.

Tattered and Lost said...

So much mystery in the words. My mind is free-falling.

Zuzu said...

Good thing Pandora opened that box, the world would have boring so boring otherwise...
By the way it is said that the last sin in there is "hope", or so I heard.
Nice choice of words, as always your poems are delicious!

Kavita said...

oh yea...that little glimmer that keeps us whistling and going...
a lovely and uplifting poem..