Sunday, April 28, 2013

Only a small party

illustration by Helen Ward 
so transparent
those expressions on their thin faces
joyous now but harrowing a while back

it is so rare to see a newborn in their midst
it hit their marrows hard
no one ever made a guess
they would see such a day
now that they saw it
they want the grubs either in a soil
or in their heart deeply embedded forever
let me borrow the right sentiment
so that I can march towards them
and take an oath for their safety

yes, they will resist interference
but I will make sure that the resistant is liquid
where I will fry munchies for the grand party



32 comments:

mindlovemisery said...

I love it, you have created such an amazing atmosphere with your words =)

Kathe W. said...

oh what a party- fried munchies...dare I ask what is being fried??
Have a great week!

Tess Kincaid said...

I'll take some of those friend munchies...

gsb said...

Your opening line is great...It grabbed me and threw me into the party. I'm not so sure I will eat any of those fried munchies.

Stan Ski said...

Party on! I'll bring a bottle!

Susan Lindquist said...

Oh! This has such an ominous feel ... a party I will skip, thank you very much!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A party of thin-faced partiers.....yes, fried munchies will do the trick.

brenda w said...

Nothing makes me happier at a party than fried munchies, indeed! This lovely, Gautami.

Charleen said...

Definitely an ominous feel. Reminds me of the dried meal-worms I saw for sale at the store yesterday

Marian Veverka said...

I agree that the atmosphere is amazing!

alan1704 said...

Lovely picture of pure delight, well captured and well written

izzy said...

"They will resist interference" of course they will! thanks!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

what a great combination of prompts! I think I may want to pass on the munchies though!

pushed-beyond-limits said...

your words match the image well. What a party you have created, and fed them,

Elizabeth
http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/pushed-beyond-limits/

Belva Rae Staples said...

I don't blame them a bit for resisting interference. Bring on the munchies!

oldegg said...

Surrealistic fun both in words and the illustration.

vivinfrance said...

Fantastic combination of prompts!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Fantastic indeed!

Anna :o]

totomai said...

everything's whirling like in dream!

Jinksy said...

Fried munchies sound so menacing...

jaerose said...

Sounds like the kind of tea party I'd like to go to! tasty write..

Stormcat Poetry said...

Sounds like the tired convention of one of those entrenched political parties! (Pun intended)

flaubert said...

Nice work, Gautami. I'll take some of those fried munchies :)

Pamela

Gillena Cox said...

nice your "frying of the munchies"

much love...


The Write Girl said...

What a party!! Nicely written.

keiths ramblings said...

Words and picture in perfect harmony! Delightful as ever.

Helena said...

Yup - I definitely get the feel of a party I've been to in the past! Very entertaining!

Brian Miller said...

ha. the mood of the party def changes over time...i like the taking of the liquid and making it useful in the end...

Victoria said...

Makes me want to know a bit more about just who is partying. The image tells a story of its own.

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific piece and great job in creating a dual post!

Donnnnnnnn said...

"I will make sure that the resistant is liquid" and lots of it!

Ramesh Sood said...

You always do it Gautami..weaving magic with words...excellent poem..

Thanks...

RS