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Monday, April 11, 2011

Senryu for Magpie Tales

Tess Kincaid at Magpie Tales offers an enigmatic image as a writers' weekly  prompt. This week:






sweet kiss of scarlet

sets loose bloody instructions

the poisoned chalice

 
 
 
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32 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Clever. I like it.

glh said...

Wonderful echoes of intertextuality - Macbeth and malice resonate here! Well chosen words to create your own piece.

Lovely :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Each line is like a dynamic sliver of descriptive drama! Beautiful!

Jingle Poetry said...

every word counts.
you rock.

george said...

The poisoned chalice indeed! I thought every word of this was perfect. vb

versebender said...

Poisoned chalice indeed! I thought every word of this was perfect. Vb

Jeeves said...

Wow....love this

brenda w said...

Please, just one more glass?

Lisa said...

Love the poisoned chalice.

lisa
InspiredbyLisa

Isabel Doyle said...

perfectly sinister

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Beautiful and well-crafted senryu...

~laurie

Old Ollie said...

Cool - really dig this one TW.

indiwriter said...

Murder by wine! :)

Lyn said...

This says so much, with so few words..love it !!

R. Burnett Baker said...

This is simply, and deviously, perfect for the "mood" of the photo. Words and visual are just perfect together!!

Love it!

rick

Emily Young said...

One has to be careful when sipping wine at certain dinner parties...hehe :)

I loved this - especially the zinger at the end!

gautami tripathy said...

Great writing!

physics of it all

Olivia said...

ooooh!!
Dangerous....errr.. poisonous plot!

Hugs x

Lena said...

I'll take canny sips from my next glass.....!

Helen said...

Hadn't considered that half glass of red wine as ominous .. you made it so!

Reflections said...

A mysterious twist on this one... leading for so much more.

Marilyn said...

I don't think I want to sip this wine. A very good write.

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

seductive poison... loved that!!

li said...

Succinct. Very nice. love the fractal too.

haikulovesongs said...

oooh! great senryu! i wonder who's being poisoned and why?

Margaret Pangert said...

Loved it! The tension that builds... "Something's rotten in the State of Denmark." Great magpie! xxox

ds said...

Ouch! Brilliant take. Malice aforethought, indeed.

Lolamouse said...

Very nice. And very noir.

Trellissimo said...

Dirty work afoot...

120 Socks said...

very dark and tempting....great magpie!

Steve Isaak said...

Love this! Perfect, wish I'd written it (said in a non-jealous, amiable way); one of my favorite reads today (I've read about seventy-five pieces) - i.e., you're one of three favorite reads today.

Thanks for posting this!:)

Bee's Blog said...

I like it. I do so love coming to read your works.