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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Red Spot II

Red Spot II, Wassily Kandinsky 1921


A cornucopia devoid of all its plenty
Wealth poured away
The horn is empty
A crooked path runs through the arch
A sudden stop
In its winding march
A firework frenzy of wheels and rockets
A red-hot tongue
And empty sockets
Cells mutating on a glass slide
Distorting vision
Nowhere to hide 

© Marilyn Brindley

Linking to Magpie Tales where we are invited to use the picture Tess gives us a prompt for a poem or short vignette

22 comments:

  1. I like the red tongue idea. "Nowhere to hide" is a pretty scary notion though. Nice work!

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  2. hi, i really liked your take on this, the rhythm and the rhyme.

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  3. I agree with Kay. I enjoyed your imagery too. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. terrific rhythm, nice ending on the unknown

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  5. Great rhyme sequence..powerful last stanza

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  6. fascinating...nice dance in your words...and a message as well...perhaps on our current state of affairs...

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  7. Ummmm....A firework frenzy of wheels and rockets
    A red-hot tongue
    And empty sockets

    Wonderfully ghoulish and well rhymed! LOL

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  8. The sign of great art. It invites us all to own it through interpretation. Nicely done.

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  9. Wow, this is great.....I recently started following another blog that does this too, and never realized it was a weekly thing....till now....I like how you depicted this!

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  10. I like it. The last bit of plenty.

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  11. Nell, that is totally awesome! You have such a way with words.

    Kathy M.

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  12. We all see different things - great interpretation and observation!

    Anna :o]

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  13. I like the flow of this.
    And the rhymes, too.

    =)

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  14. The glass slide resonnates; I can see the universe through your microscope.
    rel

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  15. I enjoy your rhyming scheme and the interesting vocabulary. Your sepia photos look fascinating too. I'll be back.

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  16. A cornucopia devoid of all its plenty
    Wealth poured away
    The horn is empty

    Good observation of the painting - and life! :)

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  17. Yes, "Nowhere to hide" seems true .The Beauty & the peril of Glass!

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  18. Love your word painting.....clever and wonderfully written!! :-)

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  19. Oh excellent - once I had read your words I saw a microscope slide as well.

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  20. I love the completion of the image, said in just a few verses. Wrapped up wonderfully for me, like!

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