Sunday, July 17, 2011

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 74: Image

identity




in a trice
before sleep
falls


eyes dream 
visions surreal, 
my persona 
illusory 
but 


frightfully
inevitable. 


Poem ©2011 R. Burnett Baker 
Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid



19 comments:

  1. "...frightfully inevitable." What a powerful ending.

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  2. Nice. I love that lucid moment just before sleep comes.

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  3. Love that powerful ending... lucid moments for sure.

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  4. frightfully inevitable eh? nice flow to this...

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  5. the last stanza blew me away :)

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  6. a relaxed mind is frightful sometimes
    but sleep and dreams straighten it all out or let it go ...or release it
    good use of the prompt

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  7. dream journeys into our other personas are fantastically entertaining!

    very cool perspective you have given.

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  8. Very interesting take on the prompt, nicely done.

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  9. Nice take. Life would run smooth if it wasn't for the inevitable....

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  10. Things do seem inevitable, looking back..well done...sweet dreams!

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  11. Good one...so hard to let the mask slip.

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  12. Great write ... falling asleep has its charms.

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  13. A little self-analysis before sleep?

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  14. Our self undergoes a moment of grotesque transition that which enters a dream.

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  15. I'm always a fan of your poem...

    Very well done... Short but meaty!

    JJRod'z

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  16. Inevitable - a strong and perfect end.

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  17. Nice work! That period before falling asleep is an interesting one...and your take on what happens is great...

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  18. An interesting view of identity.

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