Magpie Tales #208

Magpie Tales is a blog “dedicated to the enjoyment of poets and writers, for the purpose of honing their craft, sharing it with like-minded bloggers, and keeping their muses alive and well.” Each week, it offers an image as a writing prompt.

Magpie Tales #208

Poet’s Sleep, 1989, by Chang Houg Ahn


When poets dream,
the earth grows bones.
Stones hurl themselves
through windows
open to the lure of light,
only to return,
filled with shadows
that divine the dawn.

6 thoughts on “Magpie Tales #208

  1. This is both a well written poem AND a wonderful take on the picture prompt. I read aloud. This one makes me read with a slight creepy tone, but there’s also a smile on my face. Kind of like the picture! Delightfully well done:~)

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