"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Magpie #29

Hovering
Under
Missing
Me by
Inches
Nearby
Glimpses of
Beauty
In
Red
Dresses






I thought I'd try something different this week.
Not sure what you call this-but I hope you all
enjoy it! Visit Magpie Tales for more great poetry!
http://magpietales.blogspot.com
Cheers and have a great weekend.

25 comments:

willow said...

Yes, you nailed it. It's a hummingbird feeder!

paul said...

Very creative use of words, kathew.

annell said...

I think you call that an alpha poem. I like to do it, and I like what you did! Thanks also for your comment.

Doc FTSE said...

Very interesting, very different. I sometimes do it with people's names. No-one has noticed so far! Thank you for visiting mine, and for your kind comment.

Carrie Burtt said...

I like it...great Magpie! :-)

Lyn said...

To me this is pure, clever magic..sooo good!!

Brian Miller said...

oh nice pick up on the fine details...and a nice acrostic from it...great magpie!~

T Opdycke said...

Cleverly done in so few words! Excellent Magpie.

Stafford Ray said...

Is Willow saying what looks like a cute cottage is a humming bird feeder? Certainly food me!

Systematic Weasel said...

Cleverly written! Wonderful magpie! =)

-Weasel

kathew said...

thanks everyone for your always kind comments...the teeny tiny red hummingbird feeder is what prompted me to write this acrostic! and Thanks Brian for letting me know that what I had written was called an acrostic!

Stafford Ray said...

Thanks for explaining about the feeder. I did wonder at anyone who would build such a huge feeder for such a tiny bird! :-)

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

very creative I might have to give this style a try!

Sue J said...

Of course! I had studied quite hard to see what it really was, but my eyes ain't what they were! Great Magpie.

Tumblewords: said...

How clever! A delightful acrostic and it surely points to an object not readily noticed. Great!

Lydia said...

It's terrific. We have many hummingbirds at our house right now "missing me by inches" when I'm out in the yard.

I've used this technique but only with peoples' names, and my mom wrote one to me using my name that I really treasure (she was not like the mother in my mag29 piece!).

susan m hinckley said...

Just lovely and so clever to focus on such a tiny detail. Perfectly suited to the small subject!

Miss Nikki said...

That's cool! :o)

Janice said...

I've always been fascinated by hummingbirds with their wings all a-blur...amazing birds. Now I am going to have to go back to Willow's photo and try to find the feeder that I failed to notice. Clever acrostic.

madamebutterfly said...

I enjoyed your take on this weeks prompt - like some of the others the feeder went unnoticed by me

Tina said...

Nice! I think there's a name for that form of poetry...but alas this former English teacher doesn't know. Thanks for visiting and your nice comment at Life is Good.

Helen said...

I have to say the comments left here are almost as entertaining as your wonderful Magpie! How in the world did you manage to see that feeder???

Kavita said...

This was very clever... and awesome!!!
I don't know if I could ever do something like this... WOW!

This was my magpie.. in case you wish to read..

Selma said...

It fits perfectly. I really like the image of the red dresses. You have captured the essence of a hummingbird so well because they do appear in glimpses. Gorgeous!

~T~ said...

Very nice! Reminds me of a camping trip in New Mexico. The forest was so quiet that the birds hummed awfully loudly, but they were fun to watch.