Sunday, July 28, 2013

Balloons



Stretch tight over dizzying breaths 
float free, without string.

Seek new perspective
from the living room ceiling 
bend, squeak, twist,
dazzle hemispheres.

Edge close to the sofa 
the first intimate spin
connects rampant static.

Rise above the night sky 
pull magnetic on paths coincident.

Take care not to burst
against the points of stars.


tk/July 2013 


Many thanks to R.A.D. Stainforth for adding breath to my words.  


31 comments:

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    1. Thanks Annell...good to see you dear friend...

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  2. "seek new perspectives from the living room ceiling..." Wow! This is awesome anthropomorphism! fantastic! to follow the balloon on its journey!

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  3. Lovely, Tess... especially the ending!

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  4. awesome poem! Love the ending!

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  5. Poetry and image make me want to fly ... delightful, Tess.

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  6. Sharp points of stars and words too, spin - I get indeed dizzy...lovely 'float free without strings', nice reading, uplifting write :)

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  7. Exhilarating feel as your words compliment this vision before us.

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  8. Take care not to burst
    against the points of stars

    Timely concern expressed. Great way of seeing the country-side. Thanks for hosting, Tess!

    Hank

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  9. Woah. Good one. I loved the advice in the end, not to burst with the points of stars. lovely. :)

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  10. Oh the end is fun! thanks-

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  11. Nice one, Tess. Stars can be tricky!

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  12. I absolutely love your closing lines!

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  13. stunning power pointing us to life on fire...good job!!!!!!

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  14. I agree, the closing lines are a treasured advice.

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  15. Punctured on the points of stars is a lovely image.

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  16. Take care not to burst
    against the points of stars.

    Favorite lines!!

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  17. I liked the opening and closing lines really brought the piece together..a nice poem to read.

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  18. "Seek new perspective." But that's what you do - and so beautifully - each week! Thanks so much, Tess.

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  19. I must be just too edgy. For my balloons always burst when I go dazzle hemispheres. Of course, being edgy is supposed to be too cool for school these days--yo?

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  20. Love your rampant static...you'll always find it!!

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  21. Wonderful, with the last two lines being my favorite.

    =)

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  22. I love this and imagine the floating balloon as I read. The last line is terrific.
    ~Imelda

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  23. Thanks for your kind comments, dear readers. Your encouragement means so much to me.

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  24. Really imaginative. I am glad I found this weekly creative writing prompt. I joined for the first time and posted tonight. :)

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  25. hello tess, i imagined a room with no ceiling.... what a great feeling....

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  26. Great collection and I sure wish I could write stories for these pictures!Look how lovely these are. I wish I could draw like this. I will miss you, my sweet friend. Looking forward to when you're back.I really appreciate all your comments, thank you! I’m back behind my desk and hope to start blogging again and catching up with all your lovely blogs in the coming days.............

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  27. Tess,

    Thank you for visiting me today. I am new to this and can see I need to step up my game a lot! Wow, I loved this. I am ready for the next challenge. I so appreciate your craft.

    Kim @ Pouring Down Like Rain

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  28. Wow,this is excellent! It's been a long time since I've written here but I still remember names! Some of you have been writing here a long time! Hello again!
    I am trying to read my own poems but don't seem to have the knack. They make my poems seem stupid I have no "style." Lol! This is the way to do it!
    Still, I do love to write my poems, so much fun!

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