Sunday, September 18, 2011

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 83: Snake Charmer That I Am


seduction's forest




to my lips
come flute-bait
primal tones,


fern to 
fauna to 
serpent;


nature's morass,
natural and -un


plays a riversong
pliant to my
fingertips and
waspish 
lure. 




Poem ©2011 R. Burnett Baker
Photo: The Snake Charmer, Henri Rousseau, 1907
Weekly Magpie Prompt courtesy of Tess Kincaid

16 comments:

  1. Delicious...I especially like "flute-bait" and "riversong"...nice one, Rick...lovely textures here...

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  2. waspish lure...some nice word play in this one rick...

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  3. Seduction's forest - great opening line!

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  4. u r my story.. :-)

    ps/hey, dun 4get to check out my latest holy sept soon! ..n i cant wait 2 collaborate again with u!

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  5. "...a riversong
    pliant to my
    fingertips and
    waspish
    lure." Just super.

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  6. "Seductions Forest" Nice!!! Great poem.

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  7. Wonderful! The next time I pick up my flute to play I will remember your 'flute-bait' words!!!

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  8. I can only wish I 'fluted'. :) A magical piece.

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  9. flute-bait strings the whole poem. I'm tempted by this lurid piece. :)

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  10. Terse and thoughtful, with interesting imagery.

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  11. oh my...we all love it
    flute-bait....gosh why didn't I think of that one
    fabulous

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