Thursday, July 15, 2010

Magpie Twenty Three



once I looked into your eyes
I knew the flame of love burned bright
and yet I failed to kindle that flame 
as some might
given the chance
I would look deeper
and find the flame that is burning there
within your heart





47 comments:

  1. You are flaming fast this week! Love the romantic take.

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  2. Some idiot missed out! Not you, him! :-)

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  3. Aww...lovely bittersweet poem.
    Great magpie.

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  4. ...the chance

    Loved the romantic take on this magpie
    I'm a hopeless romantic myself

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  5. Helen, love your romantic take on this Magpie. :-)

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  6. You have to look deep into that flame and let it burn...nice magpie..bkm

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  7. Taking the romantic approach, I see. Nice magpie.

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  8. So easy to be burnt by love! I like your style.

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  9. bitter sweet Magpie...well done!

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  10. As Janis Joplin sang, don't you turn your sweet back on love!

    I enjoyed your gentle poem.

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  11. PS--Goddess bless you for using pop up comments format. I wish everyone did.

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  12. I love that you wrote about love. It's all about love, and I love it! From the deep place in your heart!

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  13. How romantic and unexpected for me. Somehow I was driven to deep lost.

    These magpies really can take all of us on different journeys.

    Thanks Helen!

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  14. Beautiful. Fire is such a powerful metaphor for so many emotions. Well done.

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  15. you were quick on this :-) well done !

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  16. Romance is in the air! I love your take on the prompt. Lovely Magpie.

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  17. I just hear this in a whisper...

    (like a child pleading to believe in Santa once more....)

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  18. Perhaps an extinguisher isn't the best tool to kindle with? ;)

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  19. What a poignant poem, and you were the first this week!

    Christine

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  20. A wonderful take on the prompt! Great post!

    -Weasel

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  21. Oooh! Very nice, very simple language used to great effect.

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  22. this is beautiful! i wanted to do a romantic take but somehow the words just went in another direction :)

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  23. Beautiful and sad. I like that combination!

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  24. Nice! I'm new to this magpie thing...thought I'd do some reading to see what's out there. I like how you used the fire metaphorically. Unrequited love, so hard.

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  25. Hope you never get your fingers burned! :)

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  26. I recall the beautiful flames of love. These days I'm more interested in anti-acid to put them out!

    A simple and lovely piece, Helen.

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  27. Good job too - you might have got badly burnt...

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  28. Dear Helen: Passionate! I love romance! Excellent way with words especially;

    "look deeper

    And find the flame that is burning there"

    Love does that!

    jj

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  29. Aw, sweet but melancholy poem - yearning is vivid in this short piece! Nice work.

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  30. Your poem is lovingly wrought. I don't know why the Elvis song "Hunk of Burning Love" came to mind.

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  31. What a great romantic you are!! I fell for this...

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  32. It's never to late to kindle a flame, but once it's out nothing can revive it. Nice Magpie.

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  33. so easy to confuse the flames we choose to fan...

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  34. Helen, I can almost feel that flame flickering here. Lovely!

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  35. Lovely, melancholy and rather profound. I liked the language and the flame image.

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  36. There is regret in this beautiful poem...but I sure don't regret reading it!

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  37. Helen,
    It's a sad thing when love doesn't burn both ways.
    rel

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  38. Read this a few times and the more I readthe more I saw the more I liked.A mirroring effect of the sentiment of the poem.Good work Helen.I likes it!

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