Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 42: Trophy of Power



















brass posing




trophy of 
my power
took shape
and its footing
on the 
mantle. 


hollow 
was the 
bell of brass
posing, 


tarnished 
in the 
dust. 




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



15 comments:

  1. Great poem. We should all have a trophy of our power.

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  2. Ah, but I think your power is far from hollow, Rick.

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  3. Love this poem; comes at you
    on several levels. Power, like
    truth bends to perspective, to
    circumstance, to opportunity.
    Some of your power clearly
    is in wordsmithing.
    Carry on, sir.

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  4. Beautiful phrasing, great Magpie.

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  5. That commands a deep level of attention. Very nicely put together.

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  6. Powerful words... and great imagery.

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  7. "tarnished in the dust" - reminds one of Shelley's "Ozymandias"

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  8. I was also struck by the words 'tarnished in the dust' ... sad, lonely image.

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  9. powerful tale,
    you nailed it in only a few words.
    wow.

    My Magpie

    has some awards/treats in it, have fun and enjoy the blog love.

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  10. Such nice phrasing, life looms large in this piece!

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  11. Good take on he hollowness of triumph here.

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  12. Love this take on triumph, and how it means so much, yet its reward can also mean little in respect to it all.

    Also read your later post. Love the depth of emotion within your words. Powerful.

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