Flashing My Parts

“What are you, made up girl?”

I stood still,
bunkered behind the black 
and metal of my spread wings. 
I had decided not to speak. 
But not wanting him to notice 
the crown I was building from 
the arrows aimed at my head, 
I worded a way to distract him— 
camouflage by dialogue, I thought.

“I’m a firm stand,” I said. 
“Metal, fire, candle, feather, eyes, forest, brain, frills. 
I’m every thing you’ve managed not to see 
while I’m flashing my parts to all.”

“You are cross,” he said. 
“You are spoons; 
cut and burned out of society’s wood. 
I see you.”

“I’m metal. Didn’t I just say? 
Not cross but metallic sticks 
I shape to my suit. Spoons?” 
He speaks of seeing me, 
but his eyes only see his own mind. 
“I’m bits of forest rebirthed 
from Art’s womb 
to feed the guts 
of those who watch 
and digest critically.”

“Is that a shell in…” 
he paused, opening his eyes 
and opening them again. 
“Is that a shell in your forest?”

“Yes, it’s a shell,” I said. 
“I hold the sea in my spoon.”  


for Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads (Open Link Monday, 8/4/14)
and
for Magpie Tales 218

Chair With the Wings of a Vulture, by Salvador Dali

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    1. I love that I've gotten to know you so well that I know exactly what your smiley face means. *grins and nods back at you*

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  2. Very visual, Love this.

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  3. I love this! Very spiky. The inner dialogue balances the outward utterances. "bunkered behind the black and metal of my spread wings." Love the alliteration, too.

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    1. I like the word "spiky." Very much.

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  4. excellent interpretation of this art work-

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  5. A text very creative!

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  6. Oooow I love when you write dirty :D XXX

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    1. Wait until I tell you about what I was doing with pots, dirt and a shovel. ;-D

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  7. Love how you have absorbed all details...and finally 'he' opened eyes and saw IT! Magical!

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    1. There is so much to say about the piece. The way something stationary speaks of so much movement. Such an awesome prompt!

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  8. Magaly & Dali... best eaten with a spoon & mmm... savour that aftertaste :P

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    1. I've always been not so secretly in creative lust with Dali. There is something about his work that leaves my Muse all hot and bothered and feeling fertile. Yum. ;-D

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  9. "He speaks of seeing me, but his eyes only see his own mind. "...this is the way of the world....I love
    the powerful end...wow

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    1. So maybe if we poke, share and flash our bits, eventually we'll see each other. Yes, I dream big. ;-)

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  10. Spoonful of art! I have never seen this Dali's creation - I cannot get yet whether it creeps me out or I actually like it...
    Your piece of writing is magnificent Magaly.

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    1. Señor Dali's work has the power to creep us out deliciously, methinks.

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    2. I am happy I cannot get inside his head... you never know what you could find there...
      Extraordinary artist!

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  11. As vivid and vast as the sea on a spoon, I really enjoy your style of writing this piece.

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    1. I've been thinking about the size of that spoon... and the strength of the hand keeping it from spilling...

      So happy you enjoyed it.

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  12. "Do not try to bend the spoon , for that would be impossible ...instead try to realise the truth ..........there is no spoon "

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    1. "...there is no spoon," Neo. Now be nice and eat your soup with the spoon. *cough*

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  13. I like the idea of holding the sea in a spoon.

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    1. It would take such discipline, strength and imagination... I like the idea, too.

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  14. What a lovely last line...

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    1. Thank you, Tess. My manners only took three months to surface. ;-D

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  15. so very expertly crafted, your imaging is profound, thanks for stopping by my blog; have a nice Monday

    much love...














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  16. I hold the sea in my spoon... This is an amazing concept piece, with extremely poetic dialogue throughout.

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    1. It was such fun to write. The image looks so overpowering... I couldn't help wondering how the model felt about the whole thing.

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  17. Like a lot of men, Magaly, "“I’m a firm stand,” I said. “Metal, fire, candle, feather, eyes, forest, brain, frills. I’m every thing you’ve managed not to see while I’m flashing my parts to all". What WAS he seeing?
    He saw only the spoon, shame on him.
    ..

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    1. Always looking at the shiny bits, lol!

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  18. You have a very distinct and individual style. Not easy in a day and age when all is out there to read and copy. Well done. Lovely to read.

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    1. I'm very happy you enjoyed, Jo-Hanna. Thanks very much for the kind words. ;-)

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  19. Very creative, esp with the Dali work you used. "I worded a way to distract him—camouflage by dialogue"... this jumps out at me from among all the other gems.

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    1. Now I have images of jumping gems in my head... I like them. ;-)

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  20. last line is one I really like and the almost impressionistic quality of the entire poem is quite unique.

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    1. It was a delight to write. Thank you, Margaret. ;-)

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