Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Etcher's Prayer

Magpie 128


Image by Nelko Nedic
photograph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales on Blogger

Yes
She's gone
So 
That is why
I gave you
Her boot
To chew
But you didn't
And
That is why
I
Etched on the wall 
My hope that
She'll
Be back
Meanwhile
The plant has died

Barbara M Lake ©
Trinidad WIJuly 2012

26 comments:

  1. Nice allusion to her absence ...the plant has died ~

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  2. Pity he attempted to comfort the dog and himself, but not the plant. I wonder what she'll say if she returns! Well done.

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  3. wowee-you naiked this image completely!

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  4. I meant to type "nailed" whoops

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  5. Smiles…you incorporated it all….and def open up to a bigger story of what happened…but she is gone…and now he is talking to this dog…smiles.

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  6. I enjoyed the succinct replay of events you have described here, Bee. The sequencing is woven together in a perfect fit. Thank you for sharing this. Well done! =D

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  7. Nicely played! I love the dead plant reference. Tight write.

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  8. Perfect for the prompt (BTW I love your new cover photo - that was an amazing finale!)

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  9. I like this. It covers everything! :)

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  10. At least he's comforting the dog. The dead plant is well featured here and fits well in the flow! Great write Bee!

    Hank

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  11. Existential, yes, and says it all. Thoughtful

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  12. So very complex. Meaning on so many levels. Love it.

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  13. There's more than one story in your Magpie post. I like it.

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  14. The despair and desolation..expressed so well..that plant..

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  15. love that he is talking to the dog.....and that you brought all the elements into your piece..x

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  16. Bee, you captured the essence of his art beautifully.

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  17. Thank you so much friends for coming by, reading and commenting. Your encouragement is heart warming.

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  18. I've been so remiss and inconsistent with my visiting these past several weeks. I just saw your foul weather pictures in an earlier post, and enjoyed to other Magpie interpretations. This one I especilly like. It just conversationally tells it the way it is. The dog clearly understans the great loss. Someday his human will want that boot again. The plant - well, nothing is perfect in life.

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    1. It;s nice to see you here Annie. Thank you. I'm glad you liked the Olympics opening ceremony. I did too and I thought the mills rising was simply great. Essentially very British and somewhat quirky with plenty of humour. We British know how to laugh at ourselves!

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  19. P.S. Love the Olympics header. I really enjoyed the opening. I know it was criticized but history buff that I am, I enjoyed the transistions from one era to another and the music was terrific.

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  20. Maybe there is even hope for the plant! Dogs know things.

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