Wednesday, 10 November 2010

All That Glitters - Magpie tales 40

Inspired by this weeks Magpie Tales and the photo below.


. . . those fierce gold words were collected like thoughts in silent bottomed boats that rode the endless seas searching for land that did not swallow you up with quicksand thoughts and leave you longing for all that sparkled but did not burn . . .

26 comments:

Deborah said...

I love this, just delicious to read ... wonderful!

Friko said...

An interesting image, a silent bottomed boat.

willow said...

"...fierce gold words" wow!! Gorgeous bit of writing.

Suz said...

oh my...!!!
I couldn't wait to see what you wrote
and you did not disappoint!

Kay L. Davies said...

Lovely.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Carrie Burtt said...

Susannah this is brilliant in every way...i love it! :-)

Hello Kelly said...

Wow, this had such perfect flow, and beautiful imagery! Silent bottomed boats...love it!

Helen said...

Beautifully composed! The message, the rhythm, the emotion.

Kristen Haskell said...

Fantastic images your poem brings to life.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

this is a powerhouse...brilliant

Everyday Goddess said...

each word leads to the next brilliant thought, excellent!

Catalyst said...

Oh, Susannah . . . beautifully written. So brief but so good.

Reflections said...

Oh but the secret tales those glass bottomed boats could tell.

Doctor FTSE said...

Silent bottomed? Rare and beautiful image.

Fireblossom said...

I love that last line. :-)

Rabbit said...

I think this is one of my favourites this week.

Jinksy said...

I can't help thinking what noise would a noisy bottomed boat make? lol

Lyn said...

I like gold words..think I'll have some of that!!

Rashmi said...

So beautiful that it hold my breathe away for a sec...........
It is deliciously beautiful,very powerful,brilliantly done piece of writing..

Tumblewords: said...

An absolutely delightful read!!

Lucy Westenra said...

Thoughtful imagery. (Peculiar typeface?)

Jingle said...

cute tale,
you leave us thinking...

Shigune Matsui said...

All that glitters is not gold. Nice Magpie! Here's mine http://inkflowsforth.tumblr.com/

signed...bkm said...

"all that sparkled and did not burn"...reminds me of Scotland's Clan MacKenzie motto....(I shine not burn)....very nice magpie...bkm

chiccoreal said...

Dear Susannah: Imaginative poem on the thought-processes involved in the refinement of word assaying. Love the type and the type of words chosen; Masterful!

Caty said...

your words flowed effortlessly and left behind a great image

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