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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:

CatLadyLarew said...

A lovely response to this Magpie prompt!

Catalyst said...

Thank you, CLL.

willow said...

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!

Catalyst said...

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

Lisa said...

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. :)

Catalyst said...

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

Tumblewords: said...

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

Catalyst said...

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

Katherine said...

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.

joanny said...

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

chiccoreal said...

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

Angie Muresan said...

Very nicely done! Those are indeed some crazy dreams.

www.angiemuresan.com

Catalyst said...

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!

Maha said...

It was beautifully written

Catalyst said...

Why, thank you, Maha!

Brian Miller said...

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

Catalyst said...

Thanks, Brian.

steviewren said...

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.

Catalyst said...

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

Jarart said...

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

Jennifer Morrison said...

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

Peter Goulding said...

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

Poetikat said...

Absolutely - Me too!

Catalyst said...

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!

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

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

Catalyst said...

Kathryn - you flatter me!

Meggie said...

I read with admiration! Well done.