Monday, May 2, 2011

Magpie Tales 64






A Mother's Instinct

With hackles up
Embers glowing
Mama bear protects
Eruption blowing

@laurie kolp

22 comments:

Kathe W. said...

we are fierce we are! well done in just a few words!

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes! I have always called it "my mother bear instinct" even though I've never had children of my own.
All children arouse "Mama bear" in all women, even a child in a photo of a painting.
— K

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

thingy said...

Indeed. Perfect, Laurie.

anthonynorth said...

You've captured the instinct perfectly.

Elaine said...

I love the economy of words in this piece!

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Thanks!

versebender said...

Ohmigosh....you painted the perfect word picture to accompany the image. If I couldn't see the image and had to rely only on your description, I would still have gotten the complete effect. That's artistry too! Vb

brenda w said...

Nice Laurie! Your words tell an interesting story. I saw a volcano as beast, too.
~Brenda

The Beast

Martin H. said...

A mother's instinct should never be denied. Nice piece.

Mary said...

Your few words tell the story!

Tess Kincaid said...

Very nice.

cosmos cami said...

Loved this.
That first line makes you sit up and pay attention.

Helen said...

WOW! You painted a vivid image with just a few words.

Isabel Doyle said...

susinct and precise!

Bee's Blog said...

A mother's protective love is like no other and how well you have captured it.

Ann Grenier said...

Perfect time to consider mothers and what more descriptive than our instinct to protect with the ferocity of a volcano.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

So natural to protect our baby bears.

Anna :o]

Tumblewords: said...

Very well done!

120 Socks said...

You've gotta love mama bear.

Jingle said...

love the flow.

profound one.

Jingle said...

love the flow.

profound one.

Carrie Burtt said...

Laurie your words are true and beautiful. :-)