24 Dec 2011

X 2 C?

IGWRT's Friday challenge , which I've now got round to reading, asked for a  poem written in less than 5 minutes, and including the word 'ecstacy'...
How could I resist another joke?

is you and me
by the Xmas tree,
where X stands for a little kiss
without the need for mis-

18 Dec 2011

Watch out!

Do you wear a watch? Does it rule your days and haunt your dreams? Tick, tock…the rule of clock surrounds you, turns the screw. Once you’ve learned to tell the time, that face, with hands that sweep the hours away, becomes a threat to freedom, while it keeps you moving on towards the future…

The detail is from a image by Lee Friedlander, 1966. Linked to Magpie Tales today, and  on Friday, it will serve for Flash 55!

15 Dec 2011


Sweet dreams, baby, 
may they always be
full of love and laughter. 
Blessings rain on thee!

Theme Thursday chose the prompt and gave us a graphic full of hearts, which I've adapted as a picture frame for this little gem of babyhood!

12 Dec 2011

The Call Of The Sea

This detail from the Magpie Tales #95 illustration by Mostafa Habibi set my mind in motion...And I've also linked it to Imaginary Garden for their Open Link Monday.

Neptune's Kingdom curved around the globe;
waves whispered lyrics mermaids sang
in coral caves, when everywhere was water.
Their soft soprano salt-sprayed notes
danced above the deep wave’s roar
as ocean currents orchestrated music
in melodic symphonies, whose sounds
form a background to our lives today.
Without their ancient lays, where would we be?

8 Dec 2011

Flash Fiction?

Theme Thursday gave us an interesting graphic today, and I decided 160 characters would wrap it up nicely!

A forest fire hides him in wreaths of smoke. Flames leap ever higher and devour trees like a hungry dragon, as this modern day St George battles for supremacy.

4 Dec 2011

It's all in the details...

They sat opposite each other, with eyes downcast. Unappetizing sandwiches and lukewarm tea added nothing to ease the situation. Divorce was on both their minds.

In the tradition of MonkeyMan, I've used a mere 160 characters to capture the mood of this snippet from the Magpie Tales illustration - 'Lunch' by George Tooker, 1964, Columbus Museum of Art - which Tess has used today. 

But I couldn't resist honing in on other parts of this intriguing painting, so full of stories...

Morning light
filtered through the glass,
but coffee
was needed
before his eyes could focus
on its brilliance.

But HOW did the G-Man get in on the act? Look carefully! Hehehe!

1 Dec 2011

An Inner Plan

Time's palette turns, perception alters around a basic structure. Dreams evolve in technicolour tapestries which  meld for a moment, to decorate our world.
And orchard harvests fall and feed the soil with richness gifted to the generations as yet unborn. This urge to propagate is inherent in every living cell of man, of beast, of plant. Since worlds began this inner plan has played its predetermined part. We can't deny, nor start to understand its complexity, merely stand in awe..

This is for In Tandem #21, and Theme Thursday.