Sunday, May 5, 2013

MAGPIE...Prompt #167


                               YOUNG WOMAN PICKING the  FRUIT of KNOWLEDGE/ 1892/
                                                                               Mary Cassatt


Thank you, Tess, at Magpie Tales....


THE BITE

Don't want to set the table for heroes,
paint china for your cup of tea.

Dare I clip my tresses to the bone,
live my life as the son?

I will taste the chaos in the flower,
climb a tree, pick the limbs
clean of desire.

Not permit myself
to be stifled by blame.

Cry with joy
to accept the last apple,
never give up
the celebrated bite.


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29 comments:

Berowne said...

"We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind."

Jinksy said...

An altogether brilliant offering for this picture. I loved it from start to finish. :)

Berowne said...

The chaos in the flower, the splendor in the grass. Nice writing...

Kathe W. said...

the last four lines say it all! Brava! Have a great week!

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Thanks for the comments...strength in what's to come..I like your quotes..

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
Who could ask for more...grateful for your words..thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W-
This one just sort of formed..thank you so much!

DCW said...

I like the strength in this. Seizing the uncertainty and wringing the truth from it.

izzy said...

Yes, I wondered a bit about the haircut! thanks.

Susan Lindquist said...

Love the defiance and strength in this piece! As I read it, I wanted to start the chant, 'You go, girl!" Corny, I know, but it did make me want to cheer this young woman on! Love it!

Cad said...

Dare I clip my tresses to the bone?

That's a question every balding male asks himself! LOL

Lyn said...

Hi DCW-
Thank you..so glad you found some truth here...

Lyn said...

Hi izzy-
First thing that got me..the haircut! Then it took over...thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Susan-
Love your reaction..that's what we need...cheering on! thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Cad-
Oh, you'll be adorable no matter what!! Thanks...

Brian Miller said...

i will taste the chaos in the flower....cry with joy and accept the bite of the apple....nice..i feel the war between the expected or wanted and their nature...

Helen said...

I love what you saw in the painting, my instincts ran parallel.

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Escaping what's programmed..yes!..Thanks for that comment, Brian.

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
So glad to be on the same wave length..thanks!

Tumblewords: said...

the celebrated bite - is such a perfect ending. The poem is superb.

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Thanks so much for your comment..a bite that must be bitten!!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful Writing...

I loved it...!!

I would rather pick the clouds

dori said...

I LOVE IT. How do you keep writing such wonderful poetry!!!??? You're so great.

Kutamun said...

So biblical , Shakespearean , the descent into matter of The Great Central Sun , away from which many are foolishly turning , cut off from their spiritual limbs of being . The longer they linger , darker , more dangerous the journey becomes . Indeed , the gate will begin to seem a mass of writhing serpents . Wow !, you have inspired me .

Lyn said...

Hi gautami tripathy-
So pleased with your lovely comment...thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi dori-
Really appreciate your words..I'm blushing! Thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
What an inspiration! Just as it should be..thanks so much.

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh. Lyn. This is my new favorite of yours. Excellent, powerful write...

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Thank you, Tess...your pics have a way of finding my truth! Amazing...

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