Sunday, May 4, 2014

Circle of Life




Mad wings beat 
hover, peep, tumble
from fairy tale, Easter basket.
It knows it should fly.

How did it stray from the line?

I chase, bent down.
Hands stretched.

Come to mama.

Life flashes before my eyes;
friendly persuasion.

Can I keep it?

O! gosling mine 
dark precision drops from the sky
pulling silent pink ribbons
gripped with no emotion.



tk/May 2014


 R.A.D. Stainforth's best rendering...emotion beautifully captured... 





image: Chair With the Wings of a Vulture, 1960, Salvador Dali 


23 comments:

  1. survival vs. compassion and Pollyanna views. nicely rendered Tess.

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  2. "It knows it should fly."

    I can see it leap...

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  3. dark precision drops from the sky pulling silent pink ribbons gripped with no emotion...
    and there goes another fluffy bunnykins... LOL

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  4. oh my- love those last 4 lines.

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  5. A glimpse into a world of alien wings & unlikely flight. Ekphrasis to which I'm sure Dali would have put his imprimatur!

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  6. Those last lines just floored me Tess! Still a very playful side of you which I like to see often! Hugs my friend! The pink ribbons....wow!

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  7. I love this a lot.. this was a great story.. so many layers.. and yes the pink ribbons pull at me.

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  8. We all're chasing something ...elusive, something what should fly...when get it, chasing the new one...

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  9. I usually don't comment on poetry - ("That sort of thing really isn't my bag, man" -Austin Powers) - but I really liked this. :-)

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  10. Amazing, Tess... love the ending!

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  11. Effective writing...emotive indeed. Thank you!

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  12. catchy opening line..filled with thoughts..

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  13. Last lines are my favourite part too, Tess! Very nice!

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  14. Mad wings beat, oh gosh I feel it and see it too. Grasping words, his art pales in your imagery.

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  15. Beautiful lines, beautifully expressed...

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  16. I too really like that emotive ending!

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  17. So hard to stoo the little Ryan Goslings going wrong, sometimes ......

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  18. I really like this. Why is it we always want to keep something that we should set free?

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  19. The circle of life indeed...love this Tess! :-)

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  20. Thank you for your kind and generous comments, dear readers.

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