Saturday, July 2, 2011

Feathers of Pain


Endeavor, Lino Tagliapietra, Columbus Museum of Art
Photograph courtesy of Tess Kinkaid

Floating multi colours
Feathering my brain
Total  numbness
Nothing less
Than a full blown

Barbara M Lake ©
Trinidad  WI 2011

A note:  this actually happened as I was looking at the picture and seeking inspiration.  The flashing has gone but I now have a pounding headache. Oh what we go through for the sake of art!


  1. Good take on this Magpie. I just could not get past that they looked like some parasite that gets in your muscles.

    Hope your migraine has gone away.

  2. Thank you. I like your description. Maybe you should have written along those lines! I haven't had time to check anyone else's yet.

    I caught the migraine in time with 20 mg Valium and a couple of pain killers but the dullness is still there.

  3. Sorry about the migraine, B. Excellent take on the prompt, however. I'm only too thankful I don't get them. Hope you're feeling better by now. xo

  4. As someone who suffered through five or six years with horrific migraines ..... I agree with your description. It's a shame migraines have no redeeming qualities.

  5. Thank you Tess for your kind comment on the take and the good wishes for wellness. I am fine now thank you although earlier today I was almost sure I was in for another.

  6. I had my first Helen when I was 12. My son had his at 8 and my daughter at 6. My father was a sufferer too. Thankfully I don't get them that often these days but when I do I know what triggers it and it's not foods of any kind or sunlight. It always has to do with anxiety of some sort. In my 20s it was nothing foe me to have one for weeks at a time - so much so that I was a guinea pig for Migril.

  7. Your words fit the illustration so well. Your reaction was most unfortunate, though.

  8. I've only had a few migraines in my life and they are awful, awful.

    Perfect write for the prompt.

  9. My daughter used to complain of one. It would be depressing for her for some days. Now that you mentioned it, it made my head reeling just a little too!

  10. Oh I can relate! I started getting migraines when I was 7 (although no one knew that's what they were then) and still have them at 47. Thank goodness for the triptan meds they have now. Have you tried them? I've written a couple of poems about migraines as well. Onward for the sake of art, right?


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