Saturday, August 22, 2015

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CLUTCHING ASSUREDLY
Perched today, a loner,
a daredevil;
Preening, on high voltage wires,
Resting wings for journeys afar,
Taming danger, clutching tightly
With destined claws assuredly
© gillena cox

Written for
Play it Again, Toads!
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads


CHALLENGE to submit an original poem from archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden. I chose Words Count with Mama Zen "Power Image" to be written in 25 or less words
...A power image is an image that a writer returns to time after time. It's part art, part personal mythology, and part creative shorthand. It's a thing, a sound, an angle of light; it's anything that a writer imbues with a greater meaning than it would ordinarily have and adopts as a signature symbol...
Ha!! power lines are in my power write. However it fits the challenge since i had written time and again about birds on power lines (◕‿◕。)

28 comments:

  1. Very powerful image indeed. I like it.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Gail

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  2. With beauty and power...great lines Gillena...

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  3. Yes, beauty and power in your words...

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Susie

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  4. They are for sure daredevils. Wonderful

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    1. thanks for dropping in Bjorn

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  5. Your poem summon images of life in my Dominican Republic. Birds resting on power lines are such a common view back home...

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    1. Glad you dropped by Magaly

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  6. So reminded me of the little fly catchers that return each year to create their young...I love them and I loved your poem!

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  7. Gillena, a knowing piece on that little bird. Your use of adverbs is adept! Amy

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  8. Rather cute play on the idea of "power image". A feisty little bird indeed.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Tommy

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  9. Lovely poem. Enjoyed the ''dare devils''.

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  10. Very powerful image - great metaphor.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

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  12. They are not bothered with high tension wires.They are not under threat and felt very safe by instinct! Nicely Gillena!

    Hank

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    1. thanks for your appreciation Hank

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