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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mag 8


A mystic globe
entraps a futile struggle
between a man
and a Roc.

Or is it a Phoenix Bird,
rising from the ashes
of the man’s
campfire?

I gaze at the scene,
unfolding its miniature terror,
and I wonder . . .

What bird is this?

What dreams are these?

What is this thing?

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Read the thoughts of others at Magpie Tales.

And, Willow, thanks for driving me crazy with this prompt!

27 comments:

  1. A lovely response to this Magpie prompt!

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  2. You're welcome Mr. C. I do aim to please! :^)

    I like to think the mysterious bird as a Phoenix, full of wonder and terror. Well done!

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  3. Thanks, pal, though I don't think this was one of my best.

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  4. I like that the egg with the painted scene is an egg with a painted scene in your piece and you are contemplating it's meaning. I like the approach. :)

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  5. Sorry to disappoint, Lisa, but until I read some of the other approaches, I thought it was a glass globe!

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  6. So many questions escape this globe. I love the provocative feel of this, the wonder and imagery.

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  7. Why, thank you Tumblewords. Your words mean a lot.

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  8. Being in a state of wonderment can only be a good thing Catalyst! It keeps the grey matter working & neurons firing. I liked your take on the prompt.

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  9. Catalyst

    "So we started with some delicious deviled eggs."

    Is that what you did with the egg at the campfire?

    Nice take on the prompt -- Dreaming and Musing -- a true poem at heart...

    Joanny

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  10. Wow, you can switch from short story to poetry with much ease and excellence. Love your vision!

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  11. Very nicely done! Those are indeed some crazy dreams.

    www.angiemuresan.com

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  12. Katherine - Yes, Willow does keep me working (struggling!). Thanks.

    Joanny - Ha! Thanks for your comment.

    Jane - Hmmm, I don't know about those words "ease and excellence" but wothehell, I'll accept it. Thank you!

    Angie - Crazy, indeed. Thanks!

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  13. It was beautifully written

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  14. haha. love it. this one made me a bit crazy as well...though easter helped, eggs and all. nicely done.

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  15. Haha I'm right there with you! I'm wondering if I should recognize the scene and therefore understand the significance of it on the egg. Alas, my education lacked terribly in the classics.

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  16. Steviewren - Don't feel bad - I didn't even realize it was an egg!

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  17. Very nice thoughts there, Cat. Makes me want to read it over again.

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  18. Oh I wondered about that scene and that bird. I like your articulting of the wonder.

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  19. I'm with Stevie here, bemoaning my lack of education.
    This was a very thought-provoking piece. Not much sign of a struggle!!

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  20. Have at it, Judy. I keep re-reading it and I'm still not sure I understand it!

    Jennifer - Wonder is the word!

    Peter - Aren't we all?

    Poetikat - Seems like a lot of us in this boat!

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  21. Hmmmm, now that I look more closely---I'm terrified, too!
    Thanks, Catalyst, for your powers of observation.

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  22. I read with admiration! Well done.

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