Wednesday, 10 November 2010

echoed sky

grey pearls;
unevenly hued
un-rounded
hold my ethnic pendant;
the monkey God sleeps serenely
when he awakes
he will fly through the thick clouds
pluck through the echoed air-
get me the scented sky

I will cherish it, 
also the blue background
to show the true me to myself

 "totally absurd ideas suddenly make sense"

55 comments:

  1. In England, the sky is very good at mimicking the different shades of your grey pearls, then letting them fall as rain! :)

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  2. thank you for explaining that the image is of a monkey god. it'll help me to find words for the prompt.

    Probably not as good as yours.

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  3. I love your description of the pearls!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  4. Beautiful echoes. Well done. The monkey queen necklace represents the year of the monkey, in which I was born.

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  5. The words go so beautifully with your picture. Lovely.

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  6. I like the contrast of colours.
    :)

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  7. Intense and very creative, liked this a lot!

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  8. this was so beautiful and rich and I love the last quote :)

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  9. I really like that you have a personal connection with the image! very unique magpie!

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  10. nice verse taking well the prompt...

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  11. This is a great poem! Love your take on the prompt.

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  12. indeed the poem makes sense.. i love how each of the lines adds to the mysticism of the poem. nice read.

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  13. Yes! After reading your poem I can see that absurd ideas can make sense.

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  14. the monkey necklace has so much meaning .....liked it

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  15. This poem was a delight to read
    nice magpie

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  16. You use words wonderfully, a delight to read.

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  17. I almost feel reverence for the monkey god after reading your words.

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  18. Lovely vision..."totally absurd ideas"...so true, it's like a light bulb!

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  19. Sometimes things that seem to make sense...Are suddenly absurd!!
    Loved your 55 My Friend..
    This Rocked from Goa to the Ganges!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  20. I want to know more about this Monkey God. I love the pendant.

    My 55 is HERE .

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  21. A beauty and more in your 55
    Thanks for sharing

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  22. and all will make sense in the end...smiles.

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  23. gorgeous piece but the picture and the words to go with it :)

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  24. Beautiful poem..
    Love the quote...

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  25. I like the energy of this piece - very creative...lovely!

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  26. I love it when absurd ideas make sense, divine intervention or not.

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  27. I agree completely with DR.FTSE's comment, above. Interesting that the verification word is "pifull"

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  28. Very creative. I enjoyed your 55!

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  29. You managed to write a unique verse to magpie tales that fit the photo exceptionally well and you also hit the mark with economy of words for the ff55er.

    well done.

    joanny

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  30. Beautiful pearls deserve beautiful words.

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  31. True blue! Lovely pearls, unusual pendant, beautiful prose.

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  32. Great photo, I really love it - and defined well with the words! Nice 55

    Spiderman's Ride is my 55 this week.

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  33. A very literal description turned into a personal piece, Nice 55, Gautami!

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  34. there is a magical and fairy-tale feel to this. nice, 55!

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  35. oh i love the scented sky - and he gets it for you ....very nice!

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  36. Gorgeous pendant - and I love your words.

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  37. "pluck through the echoed air" - i love that line. Beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by my place.

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  38. apt take on the prompt..
    well crafted tale,
    I hear the echo and love it.

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  39. I love the phrase "un-rounded", very clever.

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  40. This makes me smile to think of the ethnic pendant being a monkey God who will fly and bring you back the scented sky..beautiful.

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  41. Lovely piece of jewels & lovely 55! I have become fond of watching a show about a certain group of monkeys that live in a certain place in India. But please beware of the monkey catchers!! H
    Have a great weekend!

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  42. Great! Here's mine http://inkflowsforth.tumblr.com/

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  43. Really enjoyed this - here's mine :)
    http://marousia.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/pearls-and-patinas/

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  44. Yes, another pearl of a poem from the pendant of your unlimited creativity..Gautami..

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  45. Gautami, this is magical and dreamlike, you are a poet indeed.
    keep writing and sharing.
    my 55 is HERE
    Di

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  46. i love all the constrasts awakes, sleep...the scented sky....beautiful images of the self...bkm

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  47. Dear Gautaumi: There is a lyric sense of the legend of the monkey here with much vivid imagery. Thank-you for this pleasant inward journey; what a trip!

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  48. i liked the way these totally absurd ideas came together :)

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