Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday January 29, 2011 A River of Stones/Writer's Island





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A Small Stone#29

Gathering ideas
Into a basket
Winnowing
To separate
Seed from shaft
Sorting to category
A constant activity
Picking up a single idea
Holding it to the light
Calculating the next step
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Prompt % for 2011: Illusion

ILLUSION
Vanishing
Yesterday is erased
Forms come into sharp focus
As they are disappearing

Vanishing
Dissolving
Forming
Dissolving again
All is an illusion,
Reality is but a slight of hand.

12 comments:

vivinfrance said...

Two terrific poems - I love the analogy of winnowing grain with ideas. The Illusion is also very meaningful. Magic is "sleight" of hand - legerdemain in French.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I LOVE your stone. And the word "winnowing". Cool, Annell. Also love the longer poem: "reality is but a sleight of hand." Puts life into perspective:) Well, reading these has made a great start to my day:) Thank you.

Brian Miller said...

nice..that first one is fun...its like gem mining...writing poetry...picking out the goods, erasing the not so...to get there...

Flying Monkey said...

Really enjoed both poems. Thanks.

lightverse said...

Both poems were great. Reality really is just a slight of hand!

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed these very much. Those choices and sortings, those illusions. These shape who we are.

Lillian Susan Thomas said...

winnowing our thoughts and words, what an image! and even better a concept. Thank you for sharing.

flaubert said...

Annell, I love how you laid this out.
Two very good poems.
Pamela

Elizabeth said...

Yes, sorting this from that, and all with some illusions attached,

Elizabeth

Reflections said...

Wonderfully written, both of them. To sort out the illusion means moving forward to the realities of being.

Jingle Poetry said...

welcome join us tonight , have fun!
Thanks for the inspirations and dedications..

Happy Writing!

;)

Mary said...

Very meaningful and enjoyable reads!