Thursday, March 20, 2008

coiled cutters----Totally Optional Prompts



wires portrude out of hair,

a few of those coiled.
feet have sprouted roots-
scattering out of range.

body balances on mind's focus-
open palms tender wisdom.
don't saints do it all the time
with half closed eyes?

motorized movements lack
coherence. Shaking salt on food
fall elsewhere but there. For now
only eyes can communicate.

"Can we cut the wires loose
before these strangle us?"

17 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

intriguing imagery

Stan Ski said...

Reminds me of how much we all like to keep hold of things that 'may prove useful later', before they overwhelm us with their sheer volume and we begin to wonder how we actually get rid of them

SweetTalkingGuy said...

I just keep getting a very strong image of a saint with a shiny halo...

paisley said...

this causes me to see the same irreverent jumble i do when i view surrealist art...

UL said...

Gautami, a little confused, but may be that's surreal?

gautami tripathy said...

Juliet: that is surreal!

stan ski: You got that right, I think. We do not wish to let go!

Andy: That was one image I too had in my mind when I penned it!

paisley: That is a very honest commnt!

ul: Vsit Dali's museum online. You will get my gist!

tumblewords said...

Good prompt response. This piece marks a foggy point in the world we call now.

Ghost Particle said...

hi! thx! HUGS!

Donn said...

I see Medusa with her head of serpents snapping away at anything that comes near.

Her slithering protectors are the very reason she feels invulnerable, but nobody can ever get close to her.
She may feel powerful and safe, but she is starving for affection.

Billy said...

"body balances on mind's focus" ... that's a great line from a wonderful poem!

Linda Jacobs said...

Quirky! I'm not sure what it means but I enjoyed the ride, especially the salt!

noahthegreat said...

Great!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the surreal sense of wired mayhem you have created!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

many great things said in this one!
(THANK YOU FOR REMEMBERING MY BIRTH DAY. You made me feel special. :) )

Beloved Dreamer said...

OW,Tami sound like me on a bad hair day without my cup of joe.
Great images and I wonder "can we cut the wires loose
before these strangle us?"
love that line....

-bd

polona said...

the first associacion i got was that of frida kahlo...

anthonynorth said...

That was most surreal in its straight-forwardness :-)