Sunday, 17 March 2013

I dare you!

faun horse and bird by Picasso 1936


Balanced on the rocky outcrop
we dared each other
to dive
into unknown waters
pirouetting and twirling 
for the best advantage
we pushed and pulled 
dissolving into fits
and shakes of giggles
anxious mothers watching from the tower
gasped as we fell together
into the choppy sea.

Kay Davies 17/3/13
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14 comments:

  1. Playful is good! I like your take on this!

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  2. wow- love what you saw in this painting!

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  3. You have seen something positive in what might be considered a very angry work.

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  4. That's childhood for you...:) Nice interpretation of the picture.

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  5. Love the dancing steps images before falling over... and the laughter. Poor moms!

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  6. One must watch those choppy seas! I like your direction in this- very nice read.

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  7. i really like where you went with this......nicely done

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  8. This feels like a real myth..and an adventure we've already had..so good!

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  9. Really fresh and young, I love this xx
    Lynn xxx

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  10. Oh, how I remember my teen age years, as I read this poem ... our poor, anxious mothers trying to cast nets to catch us as we dove willy-nilly into any and all choppy seas! Great write!

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  11. I like this Kay, very Protean ! , into the shape shifting sea, yes

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