The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Magpie Tale


      Thanks to Magpie Tales, there is a photo or drawing every Tuesday to prod you into writing.  Check out the site for many, many interesting takes.

      Here is mine:

          Dark song,
          with low, disconnected chords
          played out with a halting limp.

          A dirge.
          A hymn to play
          to honor the dead.

          The past is gone,
          and life as we know it
          will never return...

23 comments:

  1. Reading this, I can't help but think of recent events in Tuscon. :-(

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  2. ...halting limp. Great image for a funeral piece.

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  3. Death has been on a lot of our minds lately. Nicely done. And thanks for your comments on mine too.

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  4. Oh dear! Oh dear! I'm sure that can't be right? But it's true with every beat of the clock. It will never be the same....

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  5. This is the first of your poetry I've read, and it was worth the wait. Hauntingly beautiful.

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  6. A dirge, yes. I thought of the people of Toowoomba, in Australia, unprepared for the flood that swept their lives away this week. Some dead, many missing, to add to the growing disaster in Queensland.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. Like Kay, I thought of all the people affected by the floods in Queensland, Australia. Of all those lost. Life changes, never to be the same.

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  8. spme terrible disaster does do this. very painful.. good magpie.

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  9. Sioux, you really are a poet. I loved this piece. I am always fascinated with your photographs. Yes, snow days are treats for teachers, along as they don't exceed the allowable number.

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  10. A beautiful, sad but true, poem.

    And I loved the quote you left on my blog. It is a keeper. I thank you for that.

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  11. This has such weight, so well written.

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  12. will never return... wow... that is the hardest part :(

    Lovely Magpie!

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  13. Love this, the life that we know never to return... great line! Thank you also for stopping and commenting over at my place. I so appreciate it when people take the time to comment and let me know they visited.

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  14. Very deeply felt..so much about acceptance and moving on...

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  15. Hi Sioux
    This is a lovely poem, full of slow sadness.

    Thanks for coming over to my blog too. It's the first time I've 'met' you and after reading your profile and studying your blog I think we have quite a bit in common. Hope to see lots more of you.

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  16. Hi Sioux,
    How moving. Sadly wonderful.
    You have a gift.
    Donna

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  17. Very expressive. The ellipsis at the end is intriguing. Life does go on, if not as we knew it before.

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  18. very sad and solemn...the one constant thing about life is that it always changes

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  19. I really like "..disconnected chords
    played out with a halting limp.."

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  20. The only real constants in the universe are motion and change. I think you've put both together here.

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  21. wow,
    powerful lines.
    lovely tale.

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  22. Wonderful presentation of that which never stops - change...powerful and thoughtful piece.

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