Wednesday, November 10, 2010

echoed sky

grey pearls;
unevenly hued
un-rounded
hold my ethnic pendant;
the monkey God sleeps serenely
when he awakes
he will fly through the thick clouds
pluck through the echoed air-
get me the scented sky

I will cherish it, 
also the blue background
to show the true me to myself

 "totally absurd ideas suddenly make sense"

55 comments:

Jinksy said...

In England, the sky is very good at mimicking the different shades of your grey pearls, then letting them fall as rain! :)

Friko said...

thank you for explaining that the image is of a monkey god. it'll help me to find words for the prompt.

Probably not as good as yours.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love your description of the pearls!
-- K

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

willow said...

Beautiful echoes. Well done. The monkey queen necklace represents the year of the monkey, in which I was born.

Gigi Ann said...

The words go so beautifully with your picture. Lovely.

Takakow said...

I like the contrast of colours.
:)

Helen said...

Beautifully written ....

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

Intense and very creative, liked this a lot!

Kristen Haskell said...

lovely

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

this was so beautiful and rich and I love the last quote :)

Everyday Goddess said...

I really like that you have a personal connection with the image! very unique magpie!

Catalyst said...

Very nicely done, Gautami.

Reflections said...

nice verse taking well the prompt...

Teresa said...

This is a great poem! Love your take on the prompt.

Arian said...

indeed the poem makes sense.. i love how each of the lines adds to the mysticism of the poem. nice read.

Doctor FTSE said...

Yes! After reading your poem I can see that absurd ideas can make sense.

uma.a said...

the monkey necklace has so much meaning .....liked it

Suz said...

This poem was a delight to read
nice magpie

Mama Zen said...

This is really lovely!

Deborah said...

You use words wonderfully, a delight to read.

The Reason You Come said...

I almost feel reverence for the monkey god after reading your words.

Lyn said...

Lovely vision..."totally absurd ideas"...so true, it's like a light bulb!

G-Man said...

Sometimes things that seem to make sense...Are suddenly absurd!!
Loved your 55 My Friend..
This Rocked from Goa to the Ganges!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Monkey Man said...

I want to know more about this Monkey God. I love the pendant.

My 55 is HERE .

moondustwriter said...

A beauty and more in your 55
Thanks for sharing

Brian Miller said...

and all will make sense in the end...smiles.

lime said...

gorgeous piece but the picture and the words to go with it :)

Rashmi said...

Beautiful poem..
Love the quote...

Tumblewords: said...

I like the energy of this piece - very creative...lovely!

Alice Audrey said...

I love it when absurd ideas make sense, divine intervention or not.

Lucy Westenra said...

I agree completely with DR.FTSE's comment, above. Interesting that the verification word is "pifull"

anthonynorth said...

An excellent description.

Belinda said...

Very creative. I enjoyed your 55!

joanny said...

You managed to write a unique verse to magpie tales that fit the photo exceptionally well and you also hit the mark with economy of words for the ff55er.

well done.

joanny

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Beautiful pearls deserve beautiful words.

5thsister said...

True blue! Lovely pearls, unusual pendant, beautiful prose.

Austin said...

Great photo, I really love it - and defined well with the words! Nice 55

Spiderman's Ride is my 55 this week.

Eric Alder said...

A very literal description turned into a personal piece, Nice 55, Gautami!

She said...

there is a magical and fairy-tale feel to this. nice, 55!

Claudia said...

oh i love the scented sky - and he gets it for you ....very nice!

MorningAJ said...

Gorgeous pendant - and I love your words.

PattiKen said...

"pluck through the echoed air" - i love that line. Beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by my place.

Jingle said...

apt take on the prompt..
well crafted tale,
I hear the echo and love it.

Tina said...

I love the phrase "un-rounded", very clever.

Judy Roney said...

This makes me smile to think of the ethnic pendant being a monkey God who will fly and bring you back the scented sky..beautiful.

Lulda Casadaga said...

Lovely piece of jewels & lovely 55! I have become fond of watching a show about a certain group of monkeys that live in a certain place in India. But please beware of the monkey catchers!! H
Have a great weekend!

Shigune Matsui said...

Great! Here's mine http://inkflowsforth.tumblr.com/

marousia said...

Really enjoyed this - here's mine :)
http://marousia.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/pearls-and-patinas/

shanegenziuk said...

Great use of words once again.

Ramesh Sood said...

Yes, another pearl of a poem from the pendant of your unlimited creativity..Gautami..

Dianne said...

Gautami, this is magical and dreamlike, you are a poet indeed.
keep writing and sharing.
my 55 is HERE
Di

signed...bkm said...

i love all the constrasts awakes, sleep...the scented sky....beautiful images of the self...bkm

chiccoreal said...

Dear Gautaumi: There is a lyric sense of the legend of the monkey here with much vivid imagery. Thank-you for this pleasant inward journey; what a trip!

Caty said...

i liked the way these totally absurd ideas came together :)

cosmos cami said...

I like it. Thank you.