Saturday, 9 October 2010

Beneath - inspired by Writers Island prompt #24

Inspired by prompt 24 envision and this image from Writers Island


B
E N E A T H

behind the image, another layer
always much more than meets the eye
layer upon layer, each appearing solid until
you peel them away to reveal the one beneath
the onion skins keep going, one on top of the other
each revealing another reality, another truth, another
level of understanding, shifting focus, malleable, magicians
in the making, pulling rabbits out of hats, realities from expectation
scene shifters, movie makers, stage set designers, projectionists, humans.

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15 comments:

shanegenziuk said...

A lovely interpretation.

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed this. Yes, reality is layered, certainly.

Deborah said...

Just wonderful and the last word completes the story so perfectly ... brilliant, I loved it!

vivinfrance said...

This is an awesome interpretation of the prompt. Great to read.

Mary said...

I do like the direction you went with this prompt. And you made your point so very poetically with so many interesting examples.

Diane T said...

I just love this poem, Susannah. I particularly like the onion skins!

Elizabeth said...

After reading this was questioning why we humans have that need for layered meanings, one atop another. Perhaps because of our inclination toward hierarchy? Well-developed poem and structure.

Elizabeth

Systematic Weasel said...

Wonderful job! Love the structure of this piece! =)

-Weasel

Ana said...

Loved the title! Humans are complicated!

Tilly Bud said...

Oh, I enjoyed this!

senderupwords said...

Really, humans are complicated? ;) Nice write. Love and Light, Sender

Reflections said...

Enjoyed your layering to express this prompt so well.

Jinksy said...

Layer upon layer - exactly like life.

Suz said...

what would we do if there weren't layers
oh so nice Susannah

Jingle said...

life could be complicated, poetry makes it more enjoyable or acceptable to take.

awesome write.

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