Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Magpie -- Mag 37



Deep water, flooded culverts,
young pup unleashed on a highway.
I turn to you, spaniel-eyed,
heart wide, blood pounding
through -- thrilled, yet terrified

Tangled sheets, a battleground,
love's struggle -- twining testament --
lovely proof framed on a wall
above:  love's consequence

A sham -- it's all been shallows
softly suffocated on pillows
to the sounds of trees
sighing quietly in the breeze.

-kls 2010

This poem was written in response to the picture above which is courtesy of Magpie Tales.  Write your own poem or story and link it here to share.

10 comments:

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

God..this rocks so much..
have to say my hands down favorite so far :)

and that last stanza?
I am green with envy

Sue J said...

Beautifully written. I enjoyed it.

Reflections said...

Beautiful write... love the last stanza especially.

Angie Muresan said...

What a lovely read, Karen.

Brian Miller said...

suffocated on pillows....nice. twining testament...very nice....love the raw feeling in this...

Jingle said...

lovely proof framed on a wall
above: love's consequence

wow.
that's very vivid and imaginative.
well done.

Berowne said...

Powerful, moving...

kathew said...

strong sensual words...

Leo said...

strong and sensual, the 2nd verse rocked the most here, for sure! :)

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joanny said...

You got me from the very first stanza
"Deep water, flooded culverts,
young pup unleashed on a highway.
I turn to you, spaniel-eyed,
heart wide, blood pounding
through -- thrilled, yet terrified"

That is how we found and rescued this spaniel dog of mine....
I guess we can relate and read into this for how it effects us -- it is raw and wide open with emotions

Nicely done magpie.

Love your art.

Cheers,
Joanny