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Monday, April 25, 2011

Tanka for Magpie Tales #63

Magpie Tales offers an enigmatic image on a weekly basis to elicit words from writers. Number 63:






wild flowers blossom
in the distant Pleiades
vivid fractal hues
bright baby stars whirling free
claimed by astral nurseries

 
 
 
Image by Tess Kincaid
 
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32 comments:

thingy said...

Beautiful. I especially like the last line. : )

sandy said...

I can see this happening! Just lovely.

Brigid said...

'astral nurseries' such a gorgeous image, beautiful piece.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful. All the universe as one, and continuance in the last line.

Donna B said...

I too love that last line...wonderful magpie!

phil said...


Flowers in the Cosmos. What a nice touch.

hedgewitch said...

Tanka is one of my favorite short forms, especially when handled as adroitly as here. An imaginative and creative take on the prompt.

Southwest Arkie said...

Very nice!

versebender said...

What a cool take on the prompt. I was also struck by "astral nurseries"...very nice. vb

Reflections said...

A truly beautiful cosmos shared.

Olivia said...

What a brightly colored cosmos!!
Very well expressed.. :)

Hugs xox

DebbyMc said...

"wild flowers blossom
in the distant Pleiades"

Love this...and: "astral nurseries" I enjoyed this very much!

Mad Kane said...

Lovely imagery!

Mad Kane

Lyn said...

I too have been floating through this cosmos..a beautiful place you've shown us!!

Isabel Doyle said...

vivid impression of the heavens!

honeyhaiku said...

Heavenly. Absolutely.

Helen said...

Oh, this will be one of my favorite Magpies!!

signed...bkm said...

the birthing of stars...in factal harmony....the beauty of it...bkm

Steve Isaak said...

Distinctive, smart-vivid work.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

totally love :)
astral nurseries...i can't even tell you how much this makes my heart sing

Kathe W. said...

this is just lovely...astral nurseries- we all love this line!

Jinksy said...

Baby stars and astral nurseries? Aaaaahhhh!!!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Lovely images!

Anna:o]

Noah the Great said...

Beautemous :D

R. Burnett Baker said...

What an interesting and beautiful image of the universe!

Lolamouse said...

I love the idea of "astral nurseries." Great Magpie!

rel said...

Sue,
Now that you mention it. The gallaxy does resemble a giant flower garden. Nice.
rel

ds said...

Most original take on the prompt! So indeed are stars born.
Thank you.

Margaret Pangert said...

I love the imagery of "baby stars claimed by astral nurseries." Looking up at the night sky or seeing the images from Hubbel Scope is more than the mind can imagine. Your poem is so beautiful that I can almost touch the universe.

upwardfrog said...

nice. -- I love the last 2 lines in particular. Everything is found in the pleiades... thank you for sharing this.

Lena said...

If only there were such places. Beautiful 'pie!

paulandrewrussell said...

This is lovely, Tumblewords. I like how you've woven stars and flowers together to create an image; beautiful.