Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday September 2, 2010 Magpie 30



Instructions
1) Write a poem or short vignette using the picture featured in this post as your inspiration. Feel free to take the photo to use for your post.

2) Link back to Magpie Tales from your post.

3) Sign up in the Mr. Linky list, linking directly to your post, AFTER you've posted.

3) Post your piece on your blog no later than 8:00 a.m. EST Tuesday.


A RELATIONSHIP IN AUTUMN
You are the apple,
That hung on the tree,
You laughed and smiled and
Winked at me.
And now, I shall eat you,
Don't you see.

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I would like to add a quote by Denise Levertov, describing the "rhythm of the inner voice of the poet," she explains the gift further:

What it means to me is that a poet, a verbal kind of person, is constantly talking to himself, inside of himself, constantly approximating and evaluating and trying to grasp his experience in words And the 'sound' inside his head of that voice is not necessarily identical with his literal speaking voice, nor is his inner vocabulary identical with that which he uses in conversation. At their best sound and words are song, not speech. The written poem is then a record of that inner song.

24 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice. you are my first of this magpie...nice write...i could read this a could ways...in the light side of my mind i am happy to be consumed...in the dark, i am now shivering...smiles.

transparentnow? said...

I am laughing and winking. and smiling! I like!

Helen said...

I love this, Annelle!

kathew said...

apples smile and wink! I love it!

Kristen Haskell said...

I am going to borrow that and say that to my husband this weekend ;)

signed...bkm said...

love this and I love the quote - the inner voice..yes, like a song it speaks..bkm

Elizabeth said...

Wonderfully light and happy. Love the song it makes as it stands up from the page. And I do so love that quote, inner voice singing, yes!!!

Elizabeth

willow said...

This one's so charming. It reminds me of a poem from my childhood, maybe a Rachel Field, perhaps?

Stafford Ray said...

Two levels here, as you hinted by quoting Denise Levertov. Your inner song is of the seductress, but you are Black Widow spider who eats her mate. Poor old apple. Bad press in the Bible and damned forever.
But like all men, I take the bite and the risk! LOL.

Martin H. said...

I love this. Apples do have seductive qualities.

Caty said...

lol...apples are deliciously appealing, especially when they are still on the tree

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

This was very cute. Please tell that apple to hurry Autumn along we are waiting for it!

Dianne said...

Love your poem! And the quote as well...

Rinkly Rimes said...

Poor apple! But I suppose it was his destiny! I liked your quote about poets' inner voices. Very apt.

Tumblewords: said...

Beautifully layered and spun.

Sue J said...

Nice Magpie.

Marilyn said...

This is about more than the apple, I love your words and the quote is so good. "The written poem is then a record of that inner song"

Jingle said...

that's very spicy tale.

JStar said...

I love his poem :) and the poet descrition speaks to my heart...Thats EXACTLY it...explained in words :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely rhythm. I did enjoy this Magpie

ninotaziz said...

She bites!

Love this Annell. Poets always banter with the words, playing with them in their mind. How they taste, they feel, they smell.

steviewren said...

This is the kind of poem one could memorize and pull out of one's pocket anytime. I like the playful quality of it.

Lena said...

yay! Crispy and succinct! I enjoyed it!

Lydia said...

A joyous poem!
And thank you for the quote following your poem; it is marvelous too.