Monday, September 12, 2011

Magpie 82


The Revenant

  
light through the window
exposed imperfection

antiquated mirror, the custodian of truth
revealed a ghostly apparition

amid wintry darkness and gloom
he concocted countless scenarios

each one an untold story
waiting for the perfect time

to materialize ~
or not








25 comments:

  1. nice...love the texture you added...untold stories just waiting to happen...or not...time will tell...

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  2. I enjoyed the quote, and those are great lines about the untold story that may materialise, 'or not'

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  3. He was a fascinating dude. I think you captured him as well as his image.

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  4. A ghostly apparition indeed. Your poetry made him real...

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  5. Oh I love his quote....
    and what you did with the magpie image
    good job

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  6. What a wonderful poem! And I have always loved the self-portrait of Andy Wyeth, son of Andrew Wyeth.

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  7. He gives me chills, and I like it...so well done,and I also like the reversed color very much.

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  8. Nice take on the Photo...

    Nice magpie!

    JJRod'z

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  9. I have an antiqued mirror of my grandmothers ... I will think of it a bit as a custodian now... :)

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  10. Love the mirror view, how clever. Really enjoyed your work.

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  11. I really like this poem, through all of the lines, yet 'Antiquated mirror, custodian of truth
    Reveals me as ...' stands out so much for me. Love the antiquated mirror image.

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  12. The suspense - 'To show, or not to show?! LOL. Clever use of the negative, too.

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  13. Leave us with a question - good idea...

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  14. Do you mean to say my mirror is a 'custodian of truth'? Damn!
    Sneaky use of the negative image in a witty write!

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  15. Absolutely love this! It speaks to the artist, to be sure.

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  16. A fine piece indeed, Helen. Here's hoping he chooses 'not'!

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  17. Beautifully complements the image, Helen, and your poem echoes well Wyeth's sentiments as revealed byt the initial quote...

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  18. Helen love the way you captured this one. :-)

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  19. Oh, this is wonderful.

    His words are really interesting, too.

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  20. "Amid wintry darkness and gloom
    He concocts countless scenarios"

    Leaving so much to the imagination.

    I tend to come here first because I know there will always be a poem to savour and once again I'm not disappointed.

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  21. 'Waiting for the right time
    To materialise
    Or not'
    . . . to have a choice is not something I would have expected:-)

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  22. What is it about ghosts and mirrors? Beautiful write...

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  23. Never once thought of a mirror--brilliant. Love the textures you gave this, and the way it leaves one thinking. Thank you.

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