Sunday, September 1, 2013

MAGPIE...Promt #184

 
ARTWORK/ Jeanie Tomanek
 
 
THANK YOU, Tess...at....Magpie Tales
 
 
 
UP A TREE
 
My inner dove
wakes me from a doze.
 
I find myself up a tree,
without an answer,
and what we call thought
 
passes in a flicker,
 
is waiting to be felled
like kindling.
 
This tree will fall
by art and aim.
 
I think to alight from a limb,
and if I land
in the vast
elemental sea,
 
pray I don't materialize
up the creek.
 
 
Copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2013
 


30 comments:

junkthief said...

I especially like the "art and aim" phrase -- a great name for a blog of an eccentric little shop or gallery.

Laurie Kolp said...

So creative! I especially like:

and what we call thought

passes in a flicker,

is waiting to be felled
like kindling.

Lyn said...

Hi junkthief-
I love your idea for a little shoppe..I'll start looking...thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Laurie-
I so appreciate your comment...thank you!

Berowne said...

Skillfully pleasing...

Cad said...

You'll never be up the creek while you write like this. :)

Karen S. said...

Absolutely not up a creek by any means...delightful.

Tess Kincaid said...

Always a treat, Lyn...

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Very nice! Thank you....

Lyn said...

Hi Cad-
That's definitely encouraging...thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Karen S-
So glad you enjoyed...thank you so much!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
And always the best challenge..thanks!!

Other Mary said...

Especially if you are without a paddle!

This is a delight Lyn. My favorite line is, " This tree will fall by art and aim."

rel said...

delightfully punny.

Brian Miller said...

ha. fun play on the sayings...the flow of this is incredible...by art or aim the tree will fall...surely...i love that bit lyn

Jinksy said...

Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Thanks. :)

Lyn said...

Hi Other Mary-
Glad you enjoyed it...thanks so much!

Lyn said...

Hi rel-
Thanks, my highest aim!

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Well, things come to us....why fight it..thank goodness..and thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
So glad you liked this..thank you, Jinksy!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I don't you think you will, but even if you do, there are paddles to be had.

Truedessa said...

Clever lines and I enjoyed passes in a flicker..

Kutamun said...

If the flood comes, she will be fine ! ...was it Danae who was cast adrift ?

Lyn said...

Hi Jerry-
Will keep that in mind..thanks for the comment!!

Lyn said...

Hi Truedessa-
Really appreciate your comment...thanks so much!

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Yes, Danae and her son Perseus cast into the sea in a wooden chest..tune in for more!! Thanks!!

Little Nell said...

Oh I like 'inner dove' - everyone should have one.

Lyn said...

Hi little Nell-
Yes, I agree...maybe a better world! Thank you...

Carrie Van Horn said...

Your inner dove speaks like a poet Lyn....love what you did with this. :-)

poga poetry said...

nicely done Lyn.....thanks again for sharing your words

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