The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Magpie Tales



Only half of the door open,
Allowing the sunshine to flood in

Blind now---
the light too bright
and the wounds too raw
I lower myself to the floor

and

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t

into the darkness...




        Try your hand at a magpie tale.  It's quick and enjoyable...Just go to Magpie Tales, take a gander at the photo, and write a poem or vignette.

22 comments:

  1. So much depth in a few words. Sometimes, to be honest, to retreat IS best!

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  2. Some wounds just need to bleed a little.

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  3. I love the lamp portrayed with words! Lovely!

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  4. I like how you stacked the letters. Makes me think of backing away
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    y
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    Great magpie! :)

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  5. A short but very clever Mapgie. Sometimes that just how it feels ... being stuck in the shadows feels safer!

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  6. Me again. LOL Your magpie is lovely. There is a lot of emotion packed into few words, and the format is terrific, flows very well. You are a talented poet.

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  7. love the visual on this piece....nice write...bkm

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  8. great magpie Sioux!! I will try this promt over the weekend - loved the stacked letters' touch...very intense.

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  9. interesting take on the subject. I'm always amazed at the variety magpie prompts encourages.

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  10. Well crafted with a terrific message.

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  11. Very nice. I like how you played with the visual structure of this piece.

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  12. I love the stacking retreat! That made the whole this just perfect for me.

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  13. Hello Sioux, So glad you stopped by my blog last week. I am happy to have discovered yours!
    (Sorry it took a while to drop by; I've not been in retreat; rather, juggling!!!)

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  14. nicely written and love the stacked letters
    s
    l
    o
    w
    l
    y
    sinking

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  15. nice...love what you did with retreat...and sometimes that is the most alluring option...nice magpie!

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  16. Great job! I've read a few magpies lately, but haven't tried it yet. My favorite Magpie is the restaurant on Main Street in old St. Chas! :D

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  17. wow, retreat into darkness,
    how cool to think of it.

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  18. Wonderful retreat from the light...

    Nicely written piece.

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