Thursday, 7 October 2010

Spinning - Magpie Tales # 35

Magpie Tales  hosts a weekly writing prompt, write a small vignette or poem using the photo below as your inspiration.


I stood
face skyward
arms outstretched
and bubbled with joy
as the wind joined the trees
and rained down confetti in
unending streams of amber and gold
and I swirled and twirled among them
  spinning round and around
swept up, lifted, jubilant
in child like wonder
belonging only
to this moment
and bursting
with sheer
delight.

37 comments:

rashmi said...

lovely poem...beautifully crafted...

Greyscale Territory said...

The poem swirls with the delight of the speaker!

Patience said...

Autumn brings out the child in me too. Great magpie.

JeffScape said...

Yeah! Then rake them up into a pile and do it again!

Doctor FTSE said...

I do like the shape. Is "child like" not actually one word?

willow said...

Ah, yes, I like the notion of Nature's confetti!

nimaruichi said...

Thanks for sharing the sense of wonderment, enjoyment, delight...

kathew said...

swirled and twirled among them!
What a great poem! Love it.

annell said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Helen said...

I have twirled and swirled and fallen and frolicked in the autumn leaves ... you described the sensations perfectly.

Gabriela Abalo said...

lovely poem!!

Nice shape too :)

Janice said...

Wonderful images here...especially the confetti analogy.

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for your comments, they're much appreciated x

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Love this... I feel like the shape of the poem is a dance in and of itself, the words are the musical accompaniment.

(And thank you, for commenting on my magpie as well!)

Leaves Sing.

Kristen Haskell said...

Wonderful imagery. It reminded me of the first time I remember being a kid and jumping into a big pile of freshly rakes leaves. The joy!

Lyn said...

Love that you became a spinning top..so well done!

christine said...

A perfect shape poem and full of joy. Loved it.

Friko said...

Sheer delight, that goes for the poem as well!

Katherine said...

I think everyone would have this as a childhood memory but I reckon it would be wonderful to go do it as an adult..To just go be in the moment & frolic in the leaves. Will have to add that to my "to do list" next to jumping in puddles & dancing in the rain!! This was a delightful read..thank you!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Oh, this was delicious. I took a walk today and this captures how I felt: "rained down confetti in unending streams of amber and gold..."

Beautiful! Thanks, Mag!

Amy Barlow Liberatore

Reflections said...

Oh the fun of childlike wonder...

I agree with JeffScape, can we do it all over again?

Nicely written.

signed...bkm said...

lovely, bursting in sheer delight....very nice magpie...bkm

kathi harris said...

Wonderful visuals.

Deborah said...

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments x

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

love this...let's go make a giant leaf pile right now!
and then we'll have cocoa and pumpkin bread after :)

Suz said...

talent runs through your family I see
loved this magical poem
and your joyful heart

Martin H. said...

An absolute joy to read.

Teri said...

Very nice! It captures what I feel when I see Autumn arrive. The colors; the wind; the chill in the air. Very nice Magpie!

Carrie Burtt said...

Truly delightful indeed! :-)

Terresa said...

I see it's been mentioned before in the comments, but I cannot comment without commenting on the leaf shape of your poem!

:)

What a delight, love it when the structure of a poem illuminates the subject, as your did so well.

Brian Miller said...

absolutely beautiful...arms raised in childlike wonder...smiles. nice magpie!

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful concrete poem - love the swirling and twirling and the top-shape of the words.

Selma said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Exhilarating and joyful. I love it!

cheryl said...

"rained down confetti" yes! You've captured falling leaves perfectly!

gospelwriter said...

Beautiful! The poem twirls around and around, I was swept right into the dance. Loved it.

senderupwords said...

Well crafted write. Nice Mag. Love and Light, Sender

Deborah said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments x :o)