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Monday, August 22, 2011

Senryu for Magpie Tales

Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers this photo as writers' prompt #79.


unidentified photo, found in a Missouri antique shop



Retrograde Mercury


dance parade
ghostly crisscross lines
weaving time







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19 comments:

sandy said...

Love the happy faces. I remember that era, although I was just a child!!

Friko said...

of course, going to the dance.

R. Burnett Baker said...

From the title to the seven words, you've written a fantastic story with many beginnings and even more endings. Love this!

Rick

Laurie Kolp said...

It never ceases to amaze me how we can all come up with such unique pieces from the same prompt. Love this... especially the middle line.

Old Ollie said...

nice - this is how I like my poems...solid work

Kathe W. said...

great words-well done!!

Brian Miller said...

criss cross lines weaving time...nice turn of a phrase...a beautiful senryu

Reflections said...

short few simple words, yet do much depth and expression. beautiful

Erratic Thoughts said...

Ha, going to dance can do that..put smiles and excitement on lovely faces:)
Nice Magpie!

Sue J said...

A few words with much meaning :)

thingy said...

I think even just the title would have worked. What a fabulous image : )

Mary said...

You've definitely captured the mood of the photo!

robkistner said...

time's tapestry...

chiccoreal said...

Dear Tumblewords: That explains it..the odd light on the vehicle! Talent abounds in the magnificently cosmic "Senruy for Magpie Tales". Intriguing...:)

Linda said...

"ghostly crisscross lines" eerie or tragic?

Ann Grenier said...

Hauntingly beautiful with an amazing economy of words...

~T~ said...

Interesting imagery.

Lolamouse said...

nice senryu! you say quite a lot in a compact poem!

Tess Kincaid said...

Nice...I especially like the title...