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Monday, February 14, 2011

Tanka for Magpie Tales #53

Willow at Magpie Tales offers an engimatic image for a weekly prompt. This one is #53.




Crystals

fractured icicles
circle the man of the moon
glide back to the sea
days sweep by in hourglass tides
drying pools to sparkling salt

 
 
A Willow Image
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36 comments:

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

beautiful tanka
the imagery just sparkles

Kathe W. said...

oh la la....I love this.

Everyday Goddess said...

magical!

Brian Miller said...

ooo...sea throught eh hourglass leaving salt...i like this...

cosmos cami said...

It's like you swept an artist's brush over the sky with the visual you've created here.
I liked this a lot!

120 Socks said...

really liked this, it has an eerie beauty about it, almost timeless.

Máire T. Robinson said...

Really beautiful imagery. Nicely done!

Lyn said...

For a lovely short poem, you sure cover a lot of territory...so well done!

thingy said...

Wow. I loved every line.

Jinksy said...

Sprkling words, as ever!

Tess Kincaid said...

I like the notion of the face being the man in the moon.

Pauline said...

just lovely!

Gerry/Strummed Words said...

I like the sparkling salt referencing the salt shaker.

Helen said...

Perfect ~~ beautiful!

Mary said...

Wow, you got the cycle in just a few precious words!

Pat - Arkansas said...

"days sweep by in hourglass tides"

Lovely!

Girl in My Own World said...

Nice write! Very beautiful! :o)

Paul C said...

Enjoy the sounds created by your words.

Leslie said...

"days sweep by in hourglass tides
drying pools to sparkling salt"

this is a nice line... lovely image.

rel said...

Sue,
Reads like an ebb tide.
Cool.
rel

Southwest Arkie said...

Nicely done!

spacedlaw said...

Shiny! A most excellent piece.

jabblog said...

'days sweep by in hourglass tides' - wonderful:-)

annell said...

I love each line! And I tried to leaved a comment about eyes, I think it is that the eyes are the window of the soul...you could say it is soul seeking soul?

barbara said...

This is just right.

Chrissy said...

breathtakingly beautiful. I'm jealous in the most admirable way! ;)

Elaine said...

A delight to the senses.

Elaine said...

A delight to the senses.

Lolamouse said...

lovely! I can see the sparkles!

Nana Jo said...

Sometimes a few of the choicest words convey the most flavour. Such is the case with your gem of a poem.

Linda said...

Good poems are coming out of the woodwork on this one. Excellent. By the way, I love the header picture.

Suz said...

a delight
a wonderful tanka

Kavita said...

That was a gem of a tanka, Tumblewords.. so very dreamy, and yet so deep and rich...
A beautiful take on this magical magpie prompt!

Jingle said...

wow, cute.

Martin H. said...

Wonderful imagery in this. Very nice.

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~T~ said...

Gorgeous images!