Revenge of Gaia

Suckled dried, branches;  
flesh ripped—
Matricide


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  1. These words and image are beyond brilliant! xoDebi

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    1. I'm so glad you think so. I shall blame it on the doll. Ms. McMahon is brilliant!

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  2. Sharp imagery of dried barren earth ~ Love your haiku ~

    Thanks for participating with Real Toads ~ Wishing you Happy Weekend ~

    Grace

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    1. It made me a little sad, but the idea of Her fighting back for her health and life makes me happy again. ;-)

      Thank you for a featuring such a wonderful artist!

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  3. I likes too! :D XXX

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    1. It likes you back. I know it. ;-D

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  4. Love Susie's work. She's inspirational and a hugely important and supportive member of the doll making community.

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    1. I knew I had seen her work somewhere, but couldn't place it! I'm totally enchanted by it. As soon as I finish with my work for the day, I shall stalk her site for hours....

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  5. Perfect! We don't need more words than that to explain it!

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    1. The doll says so much already, too.

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  6. I really liked this, but to me it sounded more like a death than a revenge.

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    1. I almost titled it "Matricide." Then I read into the action of the words and the roll of the speaker as a caregiver. And of course, I took my perception of the doll's expression into consideration. She doesn't look angry... but solemn, hurt and devastated.

      When we care for a child, we loved them until the end; especially when we see them being hurt or about to be hurt. Her "revenge" on her children is her dying. Who will feed them? Who will love them? And when we love a child, there is no bigger pain than knowing that their behavior will end up destroying them (and us in the process). It is not a sweet revenge, but an ugly "I told you so" that kills a parent's heart.

      Um... I feel rather strongly about people treating the planet like their trash can. In case my rant didn't suggest it. *cough*

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    2. Now I better go for a walk in the woods. I need to recharge. And spy on squirrels. ;-)

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    3. You captured her moods perfectly, hurt & disappointed by the damage of her children ~ Thanks for sharing your reflections ~

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    4. Ah, I see what you mean. Thanks for clarifying :)

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  7. The dead woods and matricide.. nothing more needs to be said.. somehow we need to change our ways.

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    1. We need to change our ways, indeed. And ASAP might not be soon enough.

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  8. ai, matricide! I had hoped, it being Gaea's revenge, she might survive, but as when Demeter mourned the loss of Persephone, first dies the mother of us --all growing things.

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  9. I had to look up matricide. Apt word for what we're doing to our true mother, I think. Well done!

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    1. A terrible word. It tastes strange in the mouth...

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  10. Very powerful, matricide covers it all.

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    1. I, too, think that it covers a lot.

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  11. with one word you did it Magaly...now i feel i talked too much with the same image :(... yours is simply brilliant
    :)

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    1. I can't wait to read your take. I bet it made you sad. I nearly broke my heart...

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  12. her pain and emotive eyes..............you depicted very well.

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    1. She seems to be hurting so much... and looks so angry at something...

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  13. Awesome! Now that you have thoroughly blown our minds, go for that long walk in the woods. You deserve it.

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    1. I went for that walk. Came back and planted something. Now I'm going back. ;-)

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  14. She has something in her eyes... unearthly thirst...

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    1. ...so many things have been sucked out of her. ;-(

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  15. Very good, so much in so few words.

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    1. Some words--by themselves--say so many things, don't they?

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  16. Amazing words! Very powerful!!!!

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    1. The image doesn't allow for anything less.

      By the way, I've had my eye on certain crow that makes my writer's heart do all kinds of somersaults. ;-D

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  17. One word ... stunning.

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    1. One word, right back at you... gracias.

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