Sunday, August 28, 2011

Taking Flight

Just as a cardinal splashes red
flying on a rainy day,
you didn't go unnoticed
when you flounced away.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Magpie Tales

19 comments:

Mary said...

I like it, Laurie. You can't ignore a cardinal ..... OR a person flouncing away!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Good one!

Cad said...

Like me in my red hat?!

Eva Gallant said...

Excellent!

Brian Miller said...

nice...begs for more...maybe that is just my storyteller gene...i want to know more...smiles.

Helen said...

This is delightful ... you left me with a smile this morning!

Mama Zen said...

Well done!

Martin said...

Nice one, Laurie!

Tumblewords: said...

Vivid! Love it...

Berowne said...

True. You want to be noticed? Get a red umbrella!

thingy said...

Beautiful, like the cardinal.

lizziviggi said...

Yes, one who carries a red umbrella (or flounces, for that matter-- what a fantastic word!) must want to get noticed.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Love it!

Anna :o]

Glenn Buttkus said...

Well tamped poetics, Laurie.
Red cardinals have always been
on of my favorite birds, but I'm
a sucker for red convertibles
too. Never did get a red umbrella,
but have several red ball caps,
and I have perfected a wicked
flounce.

Theresa Milstein said...

Short and sweet. I really enjoyed it.

Morning said...

super brilliant lines.

Trellissimo said...

"Flounce" is a lovely word in a neat little poem
(Cad . . I've told you before - your hat is orange not red.)

Tess Kincaid said...

I love the bit about the cardinal...perhaps a double meaning?

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks everyone. Have a wonderful day!