Monday, January 2, 2012

MAGPIE/ Prompt #98


                                                  River/ Marina Moevs/ 2005


WHAT AN IMAGE from Tess, for Magpie TalesInspirational...


REFLECTION

The morning fog casts a haze
as thick as cataracts.
I try to place the new day
on yesterday's shoulders.

Better to stand on my head
because I don't know
top from bottom,
reverie from certainty.

The lake reflects
a pretense of clarity,
an optical illusion
that a skipping stone
deconstructs.

Is rising above it
the same as escaping?



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26 comments:

Margaret said...

I try to place the new day
on yesterday's shoulders.

I love this and the reference to cataracts. Enjoyed it.

Margaret said...

I try to place the new day
on yesterday's shoulders.

I wasn't sure if my other comment made it... so here I am again. Love your imagery in this poem. Nicely done.

Lyn said...

Hi Margaret-
Gratefully accept both sets of comments...thank you!

Caty said...

if not escaping, then progressing? I like "that a skipping stone deconstructs"

Lyn said...

Hi Caty-
I really like progressing..thank you!!

Laurie Kolp said...

The third stanza is lovely, Lyn.

lol- I feel that way many mornings and clarity comes with coffee.

Lyn said...
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Lyn said...

Hi Laurie-
Thank goodness for that cuppa...saved again! Thank you...

Brian Miller said...

ha i dont know that they are the same...though i think at times we have to do both...yes the skipping stones often let us see what is really going on in our lives...smiles.

Suz said...

oh wow that last line LOVE IT

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
You are always astute..picking out themes..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Suz-
Thanks so much for your comment..always welcome! Aren't we lucky to be "prompted"?

Berowne said...

"To place the new day
on yesterday's shoulders."
What we, in January 2012, are now doing.
Well expressed.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Beautiful imagery.........
:)

DCW said...

Very nice. This cast me back to a reflective moment from over four years ago (http://cosmicfart.blogspot.com/2007/06/600-am-on-bird-loud-morning-sun-on.html).

Your conclusion resonates.

Helen said...

Now, look what you've done ... I'm going to ponder that question all day!!!

Doctor FTSE said...

The skipping stone metaphor is great. Nice Magpie.

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Thank you...yesterday as the stepping stone..of course!

Lyn said...

Hi Mimi-
Thanks for the lovely comment...

Lyn said...

Hi DCW-
Welcome, and so glad you enjoyed this..thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Yes, I'm a troublemaker from way back!! Thank you...

Wayne Pitchko said...

i like where you went with this...thanks for sharing your words

Carrie Burtt said...

What a stunning poem Lyn....i love the 3rd stanza! Happy New Year!
:-)

Lyn said...

Hi Wayne-
Thanks so much for stopping by...I appreciate it!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
What a lovely comment, thanks so much..and the best to you, too!

Tumblewords: said...

Provocative and superb!

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