Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Mag - 160

I dwell in Possibility -
A fairer House than Prose-
More numerous of Windows -
Superior, for Doors.
  - Emily Dickinson

Faun, Horse, and Bird - 1936
Pablo Picasso

Lost in the Mountain Wilds
 where barren rocks and forest kiss,
From the Temple of Pan he emerges
drenched in beastly babel
and other somber cries.
He submerges
beneath birds in hollow cedars.
One's thoughts light, like bulbs with wings 
as troubadours and dancing masters
arrive on gallant steeds.
Whilst playing pipes for muse-worthy tales
and songs of toads in boats
 half-man and half-toads
 bearing fertile glens
rebirthing for sometime or another.

 Thank you Tess Kincaid from Magpie Tales, for birthing word to poem and thought to post, for your Sunday blog, The Mag.

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McGuffy Ann said...

I love the Emily Dickinson quote. It does lend much to writing and life.

sage said...

Nice writing, I like your use of mythology to give a story to the image.

Cloudia said...

Pan - Tastic poem!

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Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh, I would love to hear more about toads in boats--if you don't mind?

anthonynorth said...

Love the mythological feel to this.

Jinksy said...

Troubadours and dancing masters do it for me, let alone toads in boats! lol

Berowne said...

Ingenious and subtly penetrating...

Alan Burnett said...

Words which wonderfully match the nature of the picture.

JJ said...

Love the Picasso. I got to see it in Paris. I would love to have a signed print, if available.

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful poem. I love the mystical storytelling you weave with your verses.

Filip and Kristel said...

I never saw this painting from Picaso but I love his style.


Little Nell said...

You set the scene perfectly right at the outset with the coming toether of barren rocks and forest. I really like the troubadors and dancing masters analogy too.

Susan Lindquist said...

Love the connection you've made with Pan and mythological creatures ... I especially like the first stanza !

Tess Kincaid said...

Love the into by our dear Miss Emily...nice write...

Kutamun said...

This is so dream like, you saw them !, lucky you . Thanks K . Sorry im late.