Monday, June 20

Take Notice

Jumping bean letters imprint images,
but no ink-stained fingers for them
only a tapping key tarantella
danced on a keyboard.

"Free board and lodging
for hard working words.
Must earn their keep."

So reads a notice in the window
of a mind in search of free verse.


See One Stop Poetry and Fireblossom for an explanation of this departure from my usual course!

And while it's still Monday, Magpie Tales nudged me to play with this other kind of framed image, and I decided to put them together, although a shadorma is not exactly free verse...


Set in stone,
this gem of beauty
has facets
carved in light.
Across untold centuries
its gaze will haunt us.

33 comments:

  1. ha, what wicked flow you create in the opening, i think your posting on the cork board of your mind has been found and answered.

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  2. Your words definitely have the right attitude. No freeloaders allowed in free verse. ;_)

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  3. Lol ~ I enjoyed this! 'of a mind in search of free verse' ~ very good. :)

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  4. I loved the image of a tarantella on the keyboard.

    Also, what you did with the Magpie photo intrigued me. What a cool result!

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  5. Jinksy, you are on fire this week, loved these.

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  6. Love the power held within each piece. To have a go at free verse... my mind was left as blank as your board. Brilliantly shared.

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  7. I'm not convinced her gaze will stare at us through the centuries, but this should: "Free board and lodging
    for hard working words.
    Must earn their keep."
    Brilliant!

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  8. When the fingers are connected to the soul, the output is straight from the muse to the screen. A dance of inspiration indeed.

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  9. Ha ha ha ~ oh you're good :~)Your words brought wonderful images to mind.

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  10. "Across untold centuries its direct gaze will haunt us." Indeed! These old photos of generations past have that capacity sometimes.

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  11. No slacking, layabout words! You tell 'em, Jinksy!

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  12. Both pieces are great, but I especially like the Magpie. Well done, you creative lady!
    ~Brenda

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  13. I love what you did with the Magpie prompt, and what you said about it, too.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  14. that taantella sure can play !! ~ great stuff Jinksy ~ Lib

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  15. oops I missed a 'note' :) rrrrrrrr ~ tarantella ~ have a magical midsummers ~ Lib

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  16. loved this! Especially
    "only a tapping key tarantella
    danced on a keyboard."

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  17. Love your hard working words and always love your photo tinkering...but alas, this time, I think her stone beauty obliterated her soft, dreamy qualities. Ironic too. Read mine to see what I mean. We have described the old and the new woman in a sense.

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  18. Dear Jinksy: Free verse would be nice! No paying the keys! The shadowrama looks so iconographic and mask of Agamemnon-y. This lady; a Grecian goddess of the compu-litho plate. Very inspired art!

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  19. You turned the face into a daguerreotype! Neat.

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  20. Now she looks like an Etruscan frieze...neat trick all around!

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  21. Very nice ... I love where your mind goes.

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  22. Our past should visit us now and again to remind us who we are. :)

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  23. What fun and free it is, and done so well. Thanks!

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  24. Very nice. I love the ghostly image you created.

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  25. Tarantella is an unusual word to use in a short form - it works so well - beautiful piece!

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  26. Love energy and playful flow in the beginning and I loved your magpie a haunting image indeed!

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  27. I agree with Tess...I always look forward to what interesting and creative result you find...

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  28. Oh my Jinksy - your confidence and skills are growing by the week. Excellent stuff!

    Anna :o]

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