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.
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(Chair With the Wings of a Vulture
1960, Salvador Dali)
Let’s hear it for our deities–
winged or haloed,
hanged or throned.
We want them to watch,
care, punish, save —
need them to blame
when tsunamis rise
and when bread doesn’t.
Ha ha , not much has changed , has it…we have new names for them “economy” , ” market ” , ” real estate ” , ” weather ” , ” internet ” these modern ones can be quite boring , i have to say , hardly a triumphal period for the human imagination ….more exciting to follow soon, i would think
Hey! Hey! Elaine – this has to be in my top 5 faves of this week! It really says it all….succinctly and honestly!