Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt Twenty-Eight


tickling bathwater


feet in a river;
a face in an opened window;
toes tickling bathwater.

all elements of risk,
measurements of confidence
before diving
into
life.


Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo courtesy of Willow at Magpie Tales


13 comments:

  1. Great idea masterfully developed as usual!

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  2. The building of the central idea is subtle, and the metaphor is breathtaking. "Diving into life"...wonderful.

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  3. "...all elements of risk,
    measurements of confidence"

    Your simple, elegant pieces always have a meaty bit to chew on. I particularly love this one.

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  4. what enlightening tale,
    masterfully said!

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  5. Oh how true .... nicely written!

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  6. Love the way this moves, almost sways in then out, but still manages to dive directly into that final word. Beautitully written and expressed.

    Elizabeth

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  7. ah yes- diving into life- and each person's level of confidence. Very thoughtful.

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  8. yep, you must get in the water of life
    well well done
    and beautiful as always

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  9. the measures of one's confidence - excellent piece!

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  10. ah yes.. life like a bath.. liked the comparisons and depth to this..

    Leo

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  11. wow - had to read it a few times - you combine different things that you think would exclude each other to something worth thinking about

    my magpie is here

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  12. and some risks are worth it...had to read it a few times but it was well worth it...smiles. nice mag!

    my magpie

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  13. Very nice -- even to the shape of the words on the page!

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