Monday, October 31, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #89

                                                                photo/ Tess Kincaid

LOOKING FOR THE GHOST in the machine..found it!  This PANTOUM is a thank you to Tess at Magpie Tales.


You'll find the trick,
how he weaves himself
into the cracks,
the ruptures, the stigmata.

How he weaves himself.
I see the stain move.
The ruptures, the stigmata,
look away, look back.

I see the stain move
out of the corner of my eye.
Look away, look back,
turn inside out.

Out of the corner of my eye,
I see the color bleed away,
turn inside out,
changes my words.

I see the color bleed away.
He natters a lie into my ear,
changes my words,
fakes my pleasure.

He natters a lie into my ear,
into the cracks,
fakes my pleasure.
You'll find the trick.

A Pantoum is a poetic form, first appeared in the 15th century in Malaysia.  The modern version is a poem of indefinite length and repetition. 

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #88

                                          Lee Friedlander/ from America by Car

THANKS TO TESS at Magpie Tales for this exciting inspirational!!


Look up,
look down,
look out!
There comes a bicycle courier
in my mirror,
dropped his duffel,
screeching taxi hits the curb,
splashes glop onto the window!
Don't open the door,
you'll hit the ice cream man!
We'll stop later...
Pull over,
I'll take a chocolate,
Mr Softee.

Ring your bell,
play that tune,
I'm a Broadway Gypsy now,
watch me kick and tap.
Is this the crossroads of the universe?
Here comes another shooting star...
a Rockette twirls into view,
grabs my breath,
heads for the top.
Her looks can kill.
Lights on, lights out,
I'm in the dark,
stagehand pushes me,
hey sweetie, take a bow.

I'm here,
Times Square!
Tomorrow's another day.
Look out!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #87

                                                       photo/ Tess Kincaid

WHAT AN much to be inspired by...thank you, Tess, at Magpie Tales.  Always tempting!
Haven't been as attentive to blogging since early July, when I entered into the stream of medical complications.  And tomorrow pops up with another "procedure".  They'll do it till they get it right!  Fingers crossed, please. 

Eat here, or take out?
Special today, just for you...
Duck soup, Mr. Marx?

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #86

                                                The Little King/ Michael Sowa

AN INTRIGUING PAINTING...for Magpie Tales.  Thank you Tess, once more! 


He pinches my waist,
a frivolous lover.
I give him sanctuary
till midnight.

Time flutters by.
Soon arriving,
the sunlight hours,
warmth I can't embrace.

Like pan quotidian,
he's fresh at first,
but stale
no matter the prayer.

Will we speak,
get the paper off the threshold,
turn pages?
Scrub ink from our finger tips?
Stir sweetness into
pitch black coffee?

Seems to be
another paper mache' king,

tips over,
rolls to the edge,
dives into longing.
Same as me.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #85

photo/ courtesy of Tess Kincaid

SOMETHING ABOUT this prompt for Magpie Tales , is irresistible.....thank you, Tess!!


Need a miracle?
Call the Flying Ganeshas.
Quick Delivery!

HAIKU to you!!

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