Thursday, September 23, 2010

MAGPIE/ Prompt #33

                                          photo/willow/magpie tales


HOW KARMA WORKS

At the beginning of being born,
my Karma is fitted to me
like an ID bracelet.

As I slip out of the womb,
memory drifts away
like a poof of Chanel #5.

Recollections disappear.

Ah, but I know my scent.


Inspired once more by Willow..Mag Prompt..please join in ..go to magpie tales...Thanks, Willow!!!


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40 comments:

jabblog said...

Sense of smell is the most evocative sense I think, and you've captured it well.

Lyn said...

Hi jabblog-
Thanks for visiting..I do agree, the scent of one we know never leaves us!

Deborah said...

Oooh, absolutely brilliant ... I love this!

Carrie Burtt said...

Lyn this is breathtaking...there are so many profound thoughts in this poem...truly beautiful!
:-)

Lyn said...

Hi Deborah-
So glad you like this..it was just there!!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
I'm so impressed by your comment..thank you!

kathew said...

a unique take on the photo- I especially like the last two lines.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Quick to the point, inventive and a special breeze of truth! Love this one!

Brigid said...

Love your poem, the last line is so perfectly beautiful and true.

Helen said...

Interesting how some scents last .. and others really do disappear in a poof! Liked this Magpie..

Lyn said...

Hi kathew-
Thank you..I do feel the same!!

Lyn said...

Hi Mary Ann-
"Breeze of truth", wow!! Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Brigid-
I'm touched by your words..thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Grateful for your kind words..funny how a scent becomes a signature!

Susannah said...

I really like this!
- the "id bracelet"
and
"Ah, but I know my scent"

Great concept.

Lo said...

Gasp. Totally brilliant. So few words.....so deeply profound.

I salute you.

Lyn said...

Hi Lo-
I'm totally humbled by your comment..oh, my..thank you so much!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

I laughed at the last line of this...
It's funny how we know our own scents
and how everyone elses are so different and sometimes weird :)


Rene

Lyn said...

Hi Rene-
Other's scents..as long as it's clean..and I love a vanilla scent!

Lyn said...

Hi Susannah-
Thank you..maybe we are the same scent, life after life...

signed...bkm said...

Ah, the smell of karma...drawn to it..like a magnet....bkm

Lyn said...

Hi bkm-
Always looking for clues to my Karma..Chanel #5..why not? Thanks..

Words A Day said...

I love the slip/drift movements in the central stanza. and the last line really lingers, the "ah" sound encapsulates the mood and subject wonderfully!

Lyn said...

Hi Words a Day-
Interesting..I felt that "ah" was an inhalation..thanks so much!

Friko said...

A light, elegant piece; quite delightful.

Brian Miller said...

i know my scent...there in lies the condrum for many..nice magpie!

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,
Wondered what that fragrance was, on the breeze! An intoxicating perfume makes one forget all else.

Lyn said...

Hi Friko-
Love the word..elegant...thank you so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
You always pin-point an element so well..thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Used to work in the "fragrance" industry..stopped wearing perfume when I quit it! Am daring to dab some on now..

Sam Liu said...

Beautiful poem, you explore human emotion and human spirituality. A profound piece.

Jeane said...

Hi Lyn, I'm a little late to the party, but I really like this xxo

Lyn said...

Hi Sam-
You are most kind..Always appreciate your comments!

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
You could never be too late..
always, thanks...

Reflections said...

Love this... my Karma is fitted to me like an ID bracelet... my favorite part.

thank you

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Thank you..true, just can't shake that karma!

Lena said...

What the mind forgets, smell reminds us of. Lovely pie, Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi Lena-
The sense of smell is quite a trigger, for sure!! Thanks...

Linda said...

Yes, scent does trigger memories.

Lyn said...

Hi Linda-
Yes, it's funny, when someone passes us with that special scent, we turn our heads to see!

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