Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 44: Slay The Beast


crossbow


against a wall
a crossbow, 
I thought.

from a
hilltop trigger
I'll pierce
the heart 
of winter,

slay the 
beast of 
white.
                                                                             

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

16 comments:

  1. Nice perspective piece. I never thought of it this way...

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  2. That's an interesting idea. I'm still reflecting on it's possible meanings though.

    http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

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  3. i remember wayyyy back rick when willow bought this little beast. i wondered when and how it would surface. here 'tis, graced by your writing!! steven

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  4. I love the power and beauty here. Do I say every time, "this one's my favorite"? Well, it is.

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  5. Margaret...Thank you!

    KMShear...I first thought of it as a sled, but then my twisted little mind kicked in!

    Fickle...I'm discovering a couple of new meanings myself, but nothing that's sinister or evil!!

    Steven...Thanks again for your uplifting words...As I mentioned at your place, your latest photos/poem are really stunning.

    Tess...I actually surprised myself on this prompt. Ya know, it's really you who gives us all that little inspirational nudge with these photos!

    Rick

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  6. 'the beast of white' ... mighty powerful image. Wonderful Magpie!

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  7. Rick,

    The crossbow fits, for sure. And I like that you pierce winter's heart. That's potent.

    Trulyfool

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  8. I do love acts of wordplay committed in the dark. Sparse and inventive.

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  9. I'll pierce the heart of winter-lovely line. The beast of white it hasn't been here at my place yet, but the beast of cold is giving me really hard time. I like this post, very much!

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  11. I like the different spin you have given this Rick. Not being all that familiar with sleds I initially thought it was some sort of crossbow thingy... thanks for the clarification :)

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  12. Powerful, interesting... and shot like an arrow from the hill, gliding the whiteness to its simple target awaiting.

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