Saturday, July 3, 2010

Saturday July 2, 2010 In Response to Magpietales



Firecrackers

I thought at first, when
I saw the picture----
Of lovely Japanese fabric,
Madam Butterfly,
Temple bells,
Ladies lean together,
For Juicy local tales,

Only later, did I realize,
These were children's toys,
Popping bright in celebration,
One, Two, Three, Four,
It's a funny thing,
Loud noises sparkling bright,
Oooh and aaah are murmured,
in the night.

15 comments:

willow said...

This is wonderful! I had to read it to myself out loud! Welcome to Magpie. You're off with a big bang!

(your URL had an error in the linky widget...no worries, I fixed it! :)

Alexis Hallum said...

I just loved your piece! Lovely!
"Ladies lean together
For juicy local tales"
I just loved that too.:)

Helen said...

Your Magpie is 'delicious!' At first, I saw firecrackers, then I saw wrapping paper - old and tattered.

kathew said...

great Magpie-Juicy local tales and loud noises sparkling bright!

Everyday Goddess said...

Wonderful!
Those are some of the prettiest little firecrackers I've seen.
Nice magging!

signed...bkm said...

Very and yes I too thought at first it was wallpaper or fabric...love the way your poem wrote about the discovery of what was in the picture...bkm

one more believer said...

i know exactly what you mean i was thinking japanese paper... beautiful rhythm to the sway of a talking poem... fireworks

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a lovely Magpie.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. how our eyes change as we move from childhood to beyond...but i will say i first saw the same...smiles. nice magpie!

Helen said...

Thanks for visiting Poetry Matters ... I have become a follower of your blog ~ easy to do by clicking on 'follow' on the toolbar at top of your screen. Do you not see that prompt when you click on Poetry Matters? It's my second blog and maybe I don't have it set up properly ~ though a few others are following it. Let me know .... have a lovely 4th!

Lisa said...

yes the power of the firecrackers to elicit the ooooohs and ahhhhhhs of old and young alike!

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful imagery!

Terresa said...

Sweet poem, I like your choice of diction. Well done!

Greyscale Territory said...

A delightful bright and breezy piece offering admiration for what may be considered children's toys!

Suz said...

beautiful fabric,your poem