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Monday, November 14, 2011

Tanka for Magpie Tales

Tess Kincaid, Magpie Tales, offers the following image for writers' prompt #91.




image source: Google images, unknown photographer



Cheshire cat
dissembles in fog
Alice scans
infertile landscape
the music silent


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34 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Now Alice was an excellent idea for the pic.

Kristen Haskell said...

I agree Alive was a lovely idea. Wonderful

Jinksy said...

An odd kind of wonderland, though...

sandy said...

I feel of this tanka is just right.

Brian Miller said...

nice..great link to Alice..and now that you point it out it all makes sense...

Shawna said...

I LOVE this piece. So few words, yet I felt the punch of each one. Beautiful.

Laurie Kolp said...

Ahh... brilliant. I love it!

Morning said...

This is apt.

Morning said...

This is apt.

thingy said...

Perfect for the prompt. It is an odd image, isn't it?

manicddaily said...

You know I loved your idea of Alice, but I wasn't thinking of wonderland at all but Alice Springs, Australia! As in a town called Alice, and this seemed so perfect somehow--with the infertile landscape, the dissembling and the empty chair informing the silent music. Of course, the poem would also work without the picture! K.

Jo Bryant said...

I would never have thought of Alice for this - love where you went with it - very clever and fitting.
:)

Janet said...

Wow! another interesting take...love it!

Susie Clevenger said...

Alice...how original. great work!

Arnab Majumdar said...

So, I'm not the only one who was reminded of Alice when I read this one for the first time... :)

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar
ScribbleFest.com

Claudia said...

nice play on alice and the silent music...

bunnygirl said...

Alice had quite the knack for wandering into surreal places. Great idea!

insanebloom said...

Superb!!

Nicholas V. said...

Just the sort of musical chairs Alice would play in that dysfunctional wonderland of adolescence!
Great take!

Lydia said...

Oh, yes. I would say that you nailed this one!

Dave King said...

A quiet knockout!

Other Mary said...

It seems to be unanimous - Alice is a brilliant take on the prompt! Love it.

Friko said...

I am always amazed at how differently different people react to prompts. Never in a million years would I have seen what you saw, but now that you've pointed it out, it blindingly obvious.

Lyn said...

I too saw Alice..so glad you went with her...lovely fantasy!

bodhirose said...

Yes, perfect setting for Alice. She sure does have to deal with some strange surroundings. I love tankas.

Lena said...

I love what the prompts conjure up! Fabulous take!

susan m hinckley said...

Nice link to Alice -- perfect for the somewhat surreal image. Lovely magpie!

Lolamouse said...

Wonderful poem for this surreal prompt!

~T~ said...

Very nice!

Ann Grenier said...

The disappearing grin of the Cheshire Cat...I think I see it out there. Very clever response to the picture and she is surely a dark haired Alice!

ds said...

Of course she's Alice!! Well done.

Mad Kane said...

Wonderful! And clever!

Madeleine Begun Kane

Berowne said...

The grin,yes, I could see the cat's grin!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Great take on the prompt!...

JJRod'z