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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tracking Time for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales #40  Willow prompts weekly with an image. This week:




Tracking Time


an elliptic of stars
gentles near the center
rich with texture
and with ancient animus

the shape of myth
cosies from a flashing tail
wrinkled fabric
dribbles the string of all things

and wide along its crest
fire from ageless dragons
licks the frayed outer edge
of an elliptic of stars

 
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18 comments:

Glenn Buttkus said...

Nice take on the Monkey King,
and another interesting path
sprung from Willow's prompt.
Terrific eye for detail, and
has a strong feeling of
history and tradition too.

Kristen Haskell said...

I love the way your poem rolls off of my tongue when I read it aloud. It is really very beautiful.

Teresa said...

What great rich imagery! I really like this one.

dana said...

My goodness. You truly examined the piece while I merely glanced at it and said "ick".

kaykuala said...

Tumblewords Ma'am,
Short and sweet. Brilliant use of words tending to make it a show-piece.

Kay L. Davies said...

Lovely.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Mrs.Trellis said...

Is "gentles" a verb here? If it is, I'd love to participate.
Good Magpie.

~T~ said...

Lovely!

Friko said...

there is music in your words!

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

very sweet I like how you tied the beginning and the ending together.

ms pie said...

hello tumble, so glad to come by after awhile gone, love yr new header, there's something abt watercolor that is soooo exquisite.. a beautiful fractal... love the mystical magic of your magpie...

The Reason You Come said...

I like how you described every detail of the necklace, in a creative, intriguing way. :)

little hat said...

Nice T. This piece has a lovely rhythm which just carrried me along. I need to spend more time with it to uncover its mysteries.

Jinksy said...

and wide along its crest
fire from ageless dragons
licks the frayed outer edge
of an elliptic of stars

The magic of the photo is caught one hundred percent in these, your words. Thank you!

Myrna R. said...

Lovely imagery and what a beautiful use of words.

Lena said...

I like most things elliptic. Such as this wonderful piece.

Reflections said...

I love the last stanza...fire from ageless dragons... wonderful magpie.

Boom Boom Larew said...

Ah... you captured "the shape of myth"!