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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Medusa for Magpie Tales #204



Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers a photo prompt each week. Visit her site to see the one which inspired this piece and to read what others wrote.




thin as knucklebones
where crows cross the blood
a shadow doppelganger
holds like ball and chain
the key just out of reach
medusa makes a switch
tips uplifted, sections taut
waits on fleshy velvet
beauty never knew its fate


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22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

tips uplifted sections taut....snort...ha...


and really nice last line too...

izzy said...

I landed on slavery at first- I like your take better!

ds said...

Yowza. Great stuff.

Shawna said...

Medusa was my first thought too. Great spin and creative use of language.

~Shawna
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manicddaily said...

Ha! Very well done. There is a medusa like feel for sure to the picture, and this is a fun poem without it. K.

Kat Mortensen said...

See, we WERE on the same wavelength! You went the "fate" route too!

Lyn said...

I love, "a shadow doppelganger"..and, indeed beauty never knows its fate...

Kathe W. said...

excellent.

sandy said...

This is great. It also had so much rhythm, ir made me want to dance!

Jinksy said...

How right you are! It does have overtones of Medusa! Nice one. :)

Laurie Kolp said...

I love this... especially the last line. = )

Linda said...

I love your ability to weave expressive words, myths and visual imagery into wonderful poems.... talented lady. Thank you for sharing this.

Susie Clevenger said...

I too thought of Medusa...you did a great job on the prompt..sections taut waits on fleshy velvet beauty never knew its fate...love this line

Arian Tejano said...

wow, what a lovely, rare find. thanks for your disciplined work

Isabel Doyle said...

superb response to a challenging prompt!

Helen said...

Oooooooh, one of my favorites this week!

Helena said...

Captivating!

kaykuala said...

Great use of wordcraft!

Hank

chiccoreal said...

Dear Tumblewords: Vivid, succinct imagery. Nature is like this Grecian tale~ reminds me of a spider~

Cynthia said...

Tres contemporary, the visual images are intellligent.

Tess Kincaid said...

Lots of nice textures were...lovely...

Bee's Blog said...

Incredible rake.