Sunday, 1 September 2013

The Oologist .



i watched you weave
your basket from dogwood twigs
blood red and lined with moss
moonlight reflecting in your eyes

i peer through the dusk  mist
curtains twitching with my heart beat
perched as you are
white feathered as the trophy you seek

i called you wicked and you laughed in my face
flushed incredulous
as i stomped upstairs
to hide my thoughts under the bed.

KD 1/9/13

The image is by Jeanne Tomanek

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17 comments:

  1. hiding thoughts under the bed....love that!

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  2. Great use of color, and I just love your last line!

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  3. I particularly like ..'stomped upstairs to hide my thoughts under the bed'. Good wordplay. Well done.

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  4. ...ah, this has a moody feel... and that last stanza is quite a perfect fit for such a whimsical prompt... loved this... smiles...

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  5. well played- with words and the poem looks cool.

    http://www.numerounity.com/2013/09/mother-hen-evil-crown-princess.html

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  6. Great finishing sentence...

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  7. Some great images here and the ending was was amazing..hiding those thoughts..

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  8. The twitching curtains so evocative...don't we hide our thoughts under the bed all too often...

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  9. hi Tess...so true mine is fairly three foot of the ground with them!!! xx

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  10. Lovely...so strong, and mysterious, very well done!

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  11. I have been wondering what an oologist is.

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  12. I like the perspective you took, and the details, the twitching curtain, the blood red basket lined with moss, and of course stomping upstairs to hide thoughts under the bed. Can definitely relate to that! Well done. Thank you.

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  13. Hi Jerry

    An Oologist is someone who collects birds eggs.....now illegal in most places.xx

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  14. I like the idea of hiding thoughts under the bed.

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  15. nicely done and thanks for sharing

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