Sunday, August 30, 2015

Amber secret


“Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment.
There is no why.” Kurt Vonnegut

Chirping bird
easy stopped its flight,
hangs in air by wee twig,
when the shiny worm
turned into emerged
rot…

Drug/compound mix,
foster deal speaks in
the tears/sap
of pine trees
fossilized…

by Brenda Warren



Shared with PU, Poetry Pantry

26 comments:

  1. That would be one worm I'd aviod eating

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  2. Like the collaboration of words and image.

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  3. Oh wow to work both prompts in with such economy and to convey such intense imagery at the same time, this was potent bravo!

    mindlovemisery

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  4. Ouch... and they it's the early bird that get the worm.. I wonder if it's the worm that eats the bird sometimes.

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  5. Well done and point well made!
    ZQ

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  6. The early bird better avoid getting that worm!!

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  7. You have painted such a vivid image here... well penned!

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  8. I like the idea of the "tears/sap of pine trees".

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  9. Oh my that is some worm...incredible imagery!

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  10. That golden sap is like amber--the dead worm, the still hummingbird could be inside time. Oh wow.

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  11. This makes me wonder about all the pesticides we use and how they might effect the creatures in the ground, the worm ultimately destroying the bird. Wow, very well done with the words and a powerful message.

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  12. Admittedly, Humbird, I am trying to figure this out. Am not sure of its meaning.

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    1. Transformation affects everyone, when we interfere in the cycle of nature... Ths.

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  13. I ate worms once! Was it in China? Not sure, but they weren't too bad!

    My Whirl is called Shhh...!

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  14. That would not be good for the birds if worms turn to rot ~

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  15. Mankind carelessly destroys the Earth and will no doubt find a culprit other than himself.

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  16. More often than not one has to accept change, like it or not. Though while adjusting one impacts on others.

    Hank

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  17. Nature's still full of surprises even with the intervention of human kind.

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  18. I love the quote nestled in your image and expounded in your words...who wants to be 'normal' when magic can be found

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  19. The early bird gets the worm, but when life gets in the way - the worm becomes fertilizer like the rest of us. I know it is going far afield but the caught in the amber of the last one made me think of jurassic park and the dna caught in the sap and I wonder if we could find cures in our history.

    What a cool collage.

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  20. "hangs in air by wee twig"

    this was so magical to my mind. thank you. your page's theme too. your personality must be sugary, i assume.

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  21. A very visual poem. Well written.

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  22. Very fine combined prompts. Smooth, beautiful, and sad. Well done.

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