Tumblewords

Fractals Photos Poetry Prose Watercolor

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Senryu for Magpie Tales #56

Magpie Tales #56






lush sections hidden
under dry skin and wrinkles
her world passes by

 
 
Image by Willow.
 
♥     ♥     ♥

27 comments:

Jinksy said...

A very telling Magpie...

Helen said...

Oh yes ... I'm thinkin' of someone I know intimately! That would be me.

Lyn said...

A beautiful double entendre'..lovely!!

Jingle said...

well said,

love the hard truth of it.

DebbyMc said...

Wow. Beautiful and, to me, sadly pertinent...

magiceye said...

brilliant!

Ann said...

I thought it is garlic cloves?

I was going to tell you the link to thank you for giving me the idea to post the Himalayan salt lamps. Without your post, I won't have posted my photos.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Too bad for those of the world who pass her. They have no idea what they may be missing. Very lovely senryu.

Emily Young said...

Wow. I love this. It's so short and sweet and poignant. Isn't it amazing how many different magpies were inspired by this garlic?

Olivia said...

Oh... you have done this Magpie very differently..

Smiles xx

Kim Nelson said...

Hey! Did you write that about me?

Doctor FTSE said...

Garlic catches up with us all in the end.

Lolamouse said...

Brilliant! Those who can see past the dry skin and wrinkles may be amply rewarded!

Crafty Green Poet said...

very insightful

Bee's Blog said...

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!

Tess Kincaid said...

Love this!

~T~ said...

She still has some spice in her, hasn't she? Nice!

rel said...

Sue,
Until some knowing connoisseur unwraps her to experience her delights.
rel

jabblog said...

Very neat! How many are passed by on first acquaintance?

kavisionz said...

And this one reads "layers deep"...

A very poignant read!! Ah.. the marvel in brevity..

Máire T. Robinson said...

Lovely. Very poignant.

Steven Cain said...

His probably is, too.


Well written.

Trellissimo said...

Pass the moisturiser, quick! LOL

Lucy Westenra said...

I'm sure this clever metaphor could be worked up into something longer. But within the restrictions of the 5-7-5 syllable count . . very good.

Kathe W. said...

clever twist- beauty and lushness under wrinkled skin- you betcha!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Tumblewords: Lovely and seductive Haiku...in praise of older women and garlic-"go for it" HA-YAH!

Myrna R. said...

I love this. So clever. Hope I don't see me in this poem.