Monday, 17 October 2011

memento mori


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remember
the splashed water
leaving trapped rainbows 
cascading
in 
water droplets
over iridescent feathers.
Once I was beautiful.

*

This my piece for the prompt on Magpie Tales. if you want to see Tess's picture head over to the blog.

16 comments:

  1. That's very beautiful, and moving.

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  2. so cool that you moved beyond the image and recalled the beautiful!!! steven

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  3. Thank you. All it took was you writing remember...

    Duck Memories

    Remember grooming
    in the morning on the lake,
    the time all that took,
    and the digging for
    the fine grubs we ate.
    Remember grooming at noon,
    again at sunset
    and huddling in dark
    moonless cloudy nights colder
    than we liked in fall.

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  4. There's something very touching about a dead bird - all that vibrant life stilled.

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  5. You paint a poignant picture.

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  6. thank you all so much for you fab-u-lous comments...xxx Kay

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  7. and now you are tasty.....

    nice i think we lose some of that connection to where i food comes from...nice bringing it out...

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  8. A poem that surely meets with everyone's approval.

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  9. Beautiful images in your poem - elegy. Seems that I also the origin of the ducks before they became food...

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  10. I like this one, beautiful, even though the first and last line of the poem tugs the heart!!

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  11. Once I was beautiful. Now . . . merely tasty. Very thoughtful Magpie.

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  12. Ugly duckling inverted...? That's interesting...

    Cheers,
    Arnab Majumdar on SribbleFest.com

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