"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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Magpie Tales # 234 Painful Perfection

Starry Night by Alex Ruiz

Once seen
Never forgotten
Once seen
Has to be painted

Enraged losing friends
Losing friends who loved 
Who loved him despite 
Despite his madness 
Madness driving him
Driving him to slashing
Slashing lines and colors
Colors from that night
That starry starry night
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales
Have a great week!


Stephen Hayes said...

Your words do powerfully convey the intense feeling of the photograph.

Marion said...

Awesome write, Kathe. I love the rhythm of it. I appreciate your comment at my blog. xo

Leovi said...

Yeah, I like these words to one of the great artistic geniuses !!

Magaly Guerrero said...

This poem sings the tone of a mad fairytale. I like it. And I love the structure and repetitions.

Stafford Ray said...

You got it. Must be painted, but where to start???

Sumana Roy said...

very sharp lines.....piercing...... brilliant :)

messymimi said...

Someday i hope to see a night sky like that. Your words convey the feeling i hope it gives me.

kaykuala said...

The repetitions make it appear like a new form! Nicely Kathe!


Sandee said...

You did very, very well. What a photograph too. Majestic.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. :)

Susan Anderson said...

I'd say this is just about perfect as a response to the prompt. Great form, too.


Wayne said...

Nicely done....thanks for sharing

Kutamun said...

He us a moon calf , this one ...yeah give him life !

Anonymous said...

Slashing indeed.

Nice Mag.

Love and Light, S

Anonymous said...

Great use of repetition in this....it adds to the impact.

Tess Kincaid said...

That maddening driving perfection...