Thursday, January 6, 2011

Magpie Tales #47: The Swirl


The push, the pull~hanging, breathless, jubilant~the swirl of human form in miniature~mini me, mini you~twirling, twirling~the dance~joyful~connected~continuing.


Please be gentle with me if you leave a comment, because this is my first attempt at Magpie Tales. Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid.

33 comments:

  1. Yippee!! You've done a Magpie--and beautifully. Congratulations, Suko; I love this!

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  2. ds, thank you for being so kind. I've wanted to do a Magpie for a while now, since reading your wonderful words. When I saw the picture and poem today on third-storey window, I was quite inspired!

    Veens, you are very sweet. I appreciate your kind words. This is a very quick attempt at something I haven't attempted in ages--poetry!

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  3. I like it! I have to agree that this was a beautifully done Magpie! The Swirl drew me in!

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  4. Mel, thank you! It was a fun and quick exercise.

    The Reason You Come, I greatly appreciate your kind words.

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  5. I really like how you captured the spirit of the object as it affected you. It's fascinating to me that we each looked at the same thing and saw something completely different. Yet each interpretation is valid. Very nice!!

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  6. I think that was a tough one this week, however you did a fantastic job with it. Frankly, I couldn't figure out what the heck that picture was.

    My poetry blog is here: http://annsquotesandthings.blogspot.com

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  7. It's lovely!! :)
    Looking forward to more fiction from you now! :)

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  8. Congrats Suko, I can see the dancers! You made sense of it for me. XX

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  9. Elaine, thanks! The variety of responses is what makes Magpie Tales so interesting.

    Gigi, this was something entirely new to me, but I will definitely try it again. I need to visit your poetry blog again, soon.

    Priya, this is just a little attempt. Have you ever tried Magpie Tales? Now I want to do another one!

    Stafford, I saw this as a sculpture of a parent with two children, intertwined, dancing. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. The use primarily of rolling adjectives, adverbs and nouns gives the poem a strongly oral feel - it should read out loud really well.

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  11. Your words said it all about this artistic piece. Liked your interpretation.

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  12. Awesome job! I really think it's beautiful and read it quite a few times.

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  13. Ooh now Suko, you will have to explain this one to me. It sounds wonderful, but I have never heard of Magpie Tales before. Tell us more.

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  14. Yes, do tell us more. I've visited the Magpie Tales site but to be honest could not find anything that fully explained what it was all about. I'm presuming that you have to sum up the picture as poetically as possible - in which case, well done Suko. Connected and continuing say it all to me.

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  15. Dick, I did read it out loud to see how it sounded while I was writing it. Thanks for your kind words.

    Nanka, my interpretation of this image is perhaps a bit on the literal side; the takes of others went in all different directions, whereas mine was grounded by the image. (Next time, I may fly.)

    Zibilee, thanks for spending some time here and reading it a few times. I hope it sounded right.

    Yvonne, thanks for stopping by.

    Vivienne, I learned about Magpie Tales (link provided in my post) on the blogs of ds (third-storey window) and Mark David (Absorbed in Words). Basically you visit Magpie Tales and write something related to the photo provided on the site (if it inspires you). I think you'd really enjoy this exercise.

    Petty, it took me a while to understand, but Magpie Tales is a way to exercise your creativity and get a bit of feedback from other participants. After you post your "Mag", you add your post link to the linky.

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  16. I've never heard of Magpie Tales and I love what you wrote! The twirling, the dance, beautiful. I wish I could write like that. I'll have to read other Magpies.

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  17. Awesome! Everyone has a unique take on life. It will be great to see you back.

    (I'm kind of new myself, but the magpies are a nice bunch)

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  18. Woww!! This was super cool, Suko! Loved the twirling touch! It so describes human tendencies too... the forever trying to get our of ruts and "situations".. loved the analogy!!
    Can't believe this is just your first Magpie! :) You are gooood!

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  19. I like what you wrote Suko! Very nicely done. Enjoy your weekend.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  21. No, Suko. I've never done Magpies. I love the prompts, though, and gaze at the pics every week for so much time, but the inspiration just hasn't been striking me to write some fiction. :(

    I used to write on a lot of prompts earlier, and I'm sure I'd have loved to do Magpies if I hadn't been facing this fiction block or whatever it is I am facing now. I've been trying hard to write fiction, but it's just not happening. Surprising, considering I used to write so many poems and short stories earlier. :(

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  22. Many thanks for all the encouraging words. More comments welcomed.

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  23. Bravo! I can really feel the "rhythm" here. And you chose probably one of the hardest to begin your Magpie Journey! ... I love the quote under your photo ... anonymous was a woman... We've come a long way, baby! :)

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  24. Doesn't matter if this is the first Magpie..you got it! Thank you for this beautiful dance!! Looking forward to more...

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  25. BRILLIANT!!!! Applause, applause!!!
    My first exposure to magpie. Thanks!!

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  26. jubilant~the swirl of human form in miniature...
    my fav line..

    Suko, this is a lovely piece and makes an engaging read albeit a lil short making the reader wish ;twas longer. lovely all the way.

    Love and Light andt hanks for visiting mine :)

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  27. Nice job capturing the motion of it all. The dance.

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  28. Swirling and twirling. Two of my favorite things! Well done.

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