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Mettle – for Magpie Tales

July 6, 2010

like backbone
the thread
zigzags to infer
the tale
of fabric against skin

the threads weave
to bring the disparate
frays and aging
seen yet kept
at bay
just a little
by deft fingers
and skilled precision

the point

(it exists)

to share a little
to remind us
of the strength
to be found
in the most seemingly
of strands.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2010 15:48

    I like this a lot. The sound advice hidden within your poem is something I think young people could benefit from learning. Of course, they would word it: Never judge a book by it’s cover and don’t let it all hang out.

    • July 6, 2010 22:59

      I didn’t think so much about the advice in the poem when I wrote it I think…but yeah I reckon it’s a good learning to have!

  2. Helen permalink
    July 6, 2010 16:07

    A profound Magpie … to be sure!

  3. waystationone permalink
    July 6, 2010 21:57

    wonderful poem…you wove it together so well and dropped a few bits of wisdom along the way…

    • July 6, 2010 23:00

      Thank you – it still amazes me that people take the time to read and comment, so hope you come back and read some more soon 🙂

  4. July 7, 2010 01:06

    Wow, such a powerful flow of words…a strong weaving conversation!! Keep it up!! x

  5. Leonie permalink
    July 7, 2010 01:53

    This was a pleasure to read – not overcomplicated but meaningful, which is an excellent pairing. Nicely done!

    • July 8, 2010 22:51

      I think I naturly err on the side of over-complication so am trying to take it back a step 🙂 thanks for your kind comments

  6. July 7, 2010 01:57

    Nicely threaded!

  7. dustus permalink
    July 8, 2010 21:46

    Well-woven words. Write on!

  8. July 8, 2010 22:32

    Beautiful and so thought provoking.

    • July 8, 2010 22:53

      Many thanks Willow – I went to your site as well and love the animated birds, as well as your writing of course 🙂

  9. July 8, 2010 23:44

    a neat poem with a strong message 🙂 nice read

  10. July 10, 2010 03:33

    I enjoyed this. The imagery was vivid. Regards…

  11. July 10, 2010 19:44

    hope that thing go well with you.

  12. mairmusic permalink
    July 11, 2010 22:16

    Very cool– I love the flow of this! I apologize for not returning your visit sooner, but I am just back online.

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