Sunday, September 25, 2011

From Woman to Bird


Within the pelting rain curtain
a giant face stares at me

demanding that I turn three times

gradually my arms outstretch
like a helicopter whirling away I spin

one, two, three

sharp raindrops ricochet
as black gloves transform to wings

I turn to my blackbird lover
and we fly into the night like planes.


@laurie kolp

Picture inspiration: Magpie Tales

Also posted at Real Toads, Open Link

26 comments:

Reflections said...

this piece truly resounds with a poetic depth. Amazing imagery created beyond the image itself, moving it like a masterful painting.

Tess Kincaid said...

Like a helicopter...yes...

Jo Bryant said...

oh yes - what a beautiful surprise.

Mary said...

I love this and can picture this...bird and woman flying off into the clouds! Ingenious!

Kathy Bischoping said...

She achieves a new dimension with this one -- nice!

thingy said...

Ooh, I really enjoyed this. Very lovely.

Fireblossom said...

Oh my gosh! Those last two lines are so cool.

Eva Gallant said...

A nice image!

Lyn said...

I love this...a real enchantment..beautiful!

kaykuala said...

Woman and bird flying in unison. Fly United!

Hank

The Unknowngnome said...

Very nice.

Brian Miller said...

ha a nice bit of magic in this...have funon the wing...smiles.

Mystic_Mom said...

lovely and moving, very nicely done

Helen said...

Laurie, how lovely! I can see her spinning. Flying.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a wonderful piece of magical realism. I really enjoyed the imaginative scene.

Jinksy said...

I can see the giant face too! Well spotted! LOL

turtlememoir said...

Standing in the rain (or under the shower, for me) makes one want to do that, doesn't it - to turn and turn, as if by doing so one really could fly.

A lovely, engaging write on the image - clear to see your imagination (if nothing else) took flight. :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I LOVE this, especially the last two lines. Wow!

Martin said...

Very nice transformation, Laurie.

Tumblewords: said...

Magical!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wings, and a blackbird lover...perfect!

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

Old Raven said...

Interesting ...these poems have been such fun to read ... and you know how I relate to you flying off with your black bird lover. ;)

Isabel Doyle said...

You flew away to a specialy plane ...

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Magical!

Anna :o]

Ella said...

Intriguing and beguiling~ Beautiful!

ds said...

Nice transformation. Thank you.