Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mag 156

Wind of History by Jacek Yerka

39 comments:

  1. Had fun with this one. Happy Sunday!

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  2. I've gone for a three person conversation in poetry today, it was fun, thanks for providing such a great prompt

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  3. At the moment, my Mag is a promissory note! Watch this space...

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    1. After two hours or so, I now have some words of my own to show... lol

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  4. Hi Tess,
    This is a haunting image, like a dream from childhood we can't forget.

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  5. I always forget to tell you I am here.

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  6. Thank you! I will be back to visit later on-

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  7. goodness this picture is fantastic..thanks Tess!

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  8. Ah, mud season and all its joys! Huzzah for Spring, frost heaves, and muddy back roads!

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  9. thanks Tess- very appropriate with the crazy winter we've all been experiencing!

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  10. "Old Crone in a Dark Mansion" - Shers
    Thanks a million, Tess.... Great near spring image, a season that marks an end to death and yet pause before the rumblings of new beginning. Cheers

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  11. Okay, so this image made me think of the enchanted car in the second Harry Potter movie. And after that, everything that came to mind was: pretty broken things...

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  12. I'm sort of surprised by where this took me..good!!

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  13. Even without any words the pic looks scary! Great prompt Tess!

    Hank

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  14. Im gonna be 500 years old when i grow up.

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  15. This one needs careful investigation.

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  16. thanks for the challenge - bit of a difficult one this week - thanks

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  17. That was a very moody picture - I thought I would rant a bit,just to shake the house to see if it would fall...and after all, my first entry,so must do something a bit strong to kickoff!
    Looks so interesting - thanks. Will read now.

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  18. This is my first Magpie offering...hope you enjoy it!

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  19. Thanks, Tess. This one definitely captures the imagination.

    =)

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  20. Happy Monday everyone Tess! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. It's been a while, but I couldn't resist this one!

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  22. Lovely picture, searched the name and spent a while perusing his website too. Enjoyed the challenge, thank you
    martine

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  23. Very rich in possibilities, this one. I enjoyed it no end, so thanks for.

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  24. Certainly a creative pic for the prompt this time....thanks Tess as always! :-)

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  25. Mine kinda went from cherry to eerie.....but that's the beauty of The Mag!

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  26. ....make that cheery to eerie.....it's getting late!

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  27. Thank you Tess, the second I saw this my thoughts went swirling- I'm cutting it close to being in last place! But I'm in!

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  28. Has anyone ever seen the movie "paperhouse"? it's fantastic, and this picture totally reminds me of it. It's a little indie film from the 90's... about a little girl who visits a sick boy in a house in the wilderness in her dreams. anyone else seen it?

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  29. Loved the picture - love the artist. He does great things,
    just had to try writing something to it.
    Thanks, Randy

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  30. Vault of Dreams


    rise up
    clad in colors of a joyful life
    throw off the strife

    just as the figured eight
    rejects a narrow fate
    tilt against convention

    buck the winds of rebuff
    ignore the false contention

    stare down the face of ridicule
    avoid the vapid scornful fool
    disregard rebuke
    spurn condemnation

    shun the foolish blown off course
    by the ruinous brutish force
    of mindless conformation

    the prevailing norm
    is a toxic storm

    be not inclined to fear nor falter
    choose not to hear it
    nor let it alter
    the path of spirit
    stay your ground

    lean hard on raw conviction
    wait the weight of mind’s confliction
    it’s here your strength is found

    be anchored bold
    and firmly hold
    to what the heart deems genuine
    until patience spent
    returns again
    do not resent

    be flexible
    to withstand the blows
    resisting those
    who would see you swayed
    and lowly bent

    who would see
    your spirit broken
    a cruel tawdry token
    they might savor

    laugh instead
    raise up high your head
    don’t ever waver

    be ever strong
    be never rigid
    never brittle
    prone to break

    do not forsake
    your soulful song
    eschew the wayward
    noisy throng

    hearken wisdom’s subtle whisper
    be drawn the way of hope
    and wonder
    never consent to knuckle under
    to the whim of fools

    make rich your vault of dreams
    your trove of true enlightenment

    seek what inspires
    what makes you
    you

    breakthrough
    breakthrough

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