Monday, July 25, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #75

                                                       photo/ tess kincaid

THANKS TO TESS, for Magpie Tales #75, intriguing as always...


TOUR de FRANCE

Passing lines of wheels,
the cycler wants nothing more
than the moon
that eclipses the world.

To win, then seduce some beauty
in the faun's afternoon.

Flying past epic landscapes,
companions in full array,
he rides over valley and copse,
to the wind up.

A vaporous procession on horseback
turns to look at whirling dust.
A phantom brandishes a sword.
Time slides.

Sweet rococo nymph
blows kisses
at the finish line.

An enchantress from a Fragonard,
she grasps a distant star
to crown the conquerer's fate.


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28 comments:

Reflections said...

'Passing lines of wheels,
the cycler wants nothing more
than the moon
that eclipses the world.'

Wow, such a powerful start... wonderful imagery throughout.

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
I enjoyed the inherent fantasy of this..glad you liked it! Thanks...

WINDOWLAD said...

"To win, then seduce some beauty
in the faun's afternoon".. you are clever here..liked this line very much... adorable!(:

~Kelvin

Dave King said...

Beautifully done, the way you worked in both Fragonard (most appropriately, I thought) and the Le Tour. I thought of Le Tour myself - being a fan - but chickened out. Congrats.

kaykuala said...

Beautiful shades of what prompted such draw to the 'Tour de France'. A great tradition in cycling and a great verse!

Berowne said...

Well written tie-in with the Tour de France.

Jinksy said...

Fragonard? Yep - exactly the right feel for this nymph...well spotted.♥

Lyn said...

Hi WINDOWLAD-
I love the way lines just pop up...how, where??? Welcome and thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Dave-
Thank you so much...yes, I saw Tour right away..this was definitely stream of consciousness, and then finding the poem!

Lyn said...

Hi kaykuala-
This pic presented a high degree of energy for me..and thanks for your comment..

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Thank you..this was an infusion of energy for me!! Viva Le Tour!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
And what a nymph she is!! Thank you!

Isabel said...

great post

Lyn said...

Hi Isabel-
Thank you so much...it was quite stimulating to do!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful tribute!

Laurie Kolp said...

Emotional and captivating... I really like stanzas 3 and 4.

Kathe W. said...

great poem capturing this race

Margie said...

Lyn, this is wonderful!
Bravo!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Thank you..so glad to hear from you!

Lyn said...

Hi Laurie Kolp-
Thanks..glad you have those favorites..me too!!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.
Appreciate your comment..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
Always so encouraging...thanks!

Morning said...

An enchantress from a Fragonard,
she grasps a distant star
to crown the conquerer's fate.

super poetic, very impressed magpie.

Tumblewords: said...

Time slides. I love the word combo there - very nice read!

Lyn said...

Hi Morning-
Thanks so much for your special comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Appreciate your words..thanks!!

PattyF said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

Lyn said...

Hi PattyF-
So pleased ..thank you!!

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