from this prompt at Writers Island
If we had wings, and we
could wing the objects and
the creatures of our choice,
which would we choose?
The fiddler's stick,
what mind-enhancing trick,
what music, would it play
when freed from our control?
And what would critics say...
"the tempo is too slow"?
And think of airborne books,
how they might seek,
in a pro-active way,
how this might give
a timely fillip...
not just the poets
but the readers too
might find a poem finding them.
A bird-like camera,
a predator, no less,
that hovered in the sky
and took what met its eye
might change the way we see.
might be well advised
to take a break,
go sun themselves, relax,
when common articles
from pots and pans to railway engines
could meet up, and arrange themselves
in dispositions we might find
revealing to the mind.
And in my very wildest dreams
I see the mountains winged;
not going far,
a short hop here, a movement there:
"Land Art is us!" I hear them cry.
How could we follow that?
The moon petals the sea. Rose petals the sea. Stone sea. Stone petals. Rose petals of stone. Stone rising before me. Sea moves. How moves...
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Dave, I do find this quite fascinating,
A winged world! That would be fun. Winged books choosing their readers, winged cameras, mountains.. Great imagery Dave!
A brilliant concept. Particularly liked the idea of a poem finding the person.
I love this, Dave: a quirky sideways look at the picture and what it said to you. Some wonderful ideas are now floating about in my head thanks to you.
I agree you your comment on my blog, BTW!
Most imaginative. I liked the idea of poems finding readers, too.
ah this is a lovely write...and given freedom would we complain of them that they are no longer subserviant to our will and miss the magic that comes with it...very well writ dave...
You did well with this picture, Dave. I liked where your imagination took you. It left me pretty uninspired...
Powerful, love the pace in this, and I especially love the last verse.
This deserves the spotlight... I absolutely love it, Dave!
Spirits soaring is what I am hoping to be part of some day.
Lovely, exciting, imaginative stuff Dave!
Enjoyed this flight of fancy with you. Thanks.
How can a comment of mine follow such beautiful poem? That's more of a dilemma. I'll keep this: "The fiddler's stick." I just hope that the hand that manipulates me is as crafty as the artisan who thought these lines up. Many thanks, sir, that was one of the more wonderful pieces I've ever read.
Greetings from London.
David, I love love love the idea common objects arranging themselves to reveal things to our minds. This piece is amazing.
Yes to all the above but mountains already do just that. We don't notice because mountain art time is measured in too many lifetimes for all but geologists us to notice and it seems few geologists are poets.
if we had wings,
we can do many a wonderful things.
love your imagination.
What an interesing idea. And actually a piece of conceptual art in its own right!
Very vivid imagery especially the winged mountain now that would be scary indeed to see :-).
your mind ranges like a mythical bird!
Aloha from Honolulu
Wonderful poem and I love the creative concept of it! Thanks for sharing :)Best Wishes, Fiona
You have such a fertile imagination. Well done!
and what would footballers do with their lives? great poem
Appreciate that. Thanks.
Welcome. Good to have your comments.
Thanks. I have to say, I quite liked that idea, too!
Many thanks for both comments. Much appreciated.
Many thanks for the feedback.
I guess we would, yes. It depends, I suppose, on whether we could appreciate their contributions.
It did me to begin with, I must confess. Then it clicked, but I was unsure of it, right up to the moment of posting.
Thanks for saying that. It's interesting, because it was very much a last minute addition.
Hi and welcome. Thank you for your kind comment.
Know what you mean. I am sure it will come to pass.
Generous response. Thank you.
Thanks as always.
A Cuban in London
A warm welcome to you and many thanks for your very generous remarks.
Hi, good to have you visiting. Thank you so much for your kind comments.
Hi and welcome to my blog. Yes, you are correct. In fact,many of the ideas that occurred to me I discounted because it they already did it - or it had been done on T.V. adverts etc! Much appreciate you taking time out to comment, though. Many thanks.
I do so agree. i'm sure it will happen! We'll be genetically modified or something - if the race survives!
Welcome Jenny. Glad you liked it so. Thanks for saying.
Mmm, yes, I think you may be right in that!
Thanks. I'd rather range like a real bird, though!
Hi and a warm welcome to you. Thanks for visiting and for your kind comment.
Many thanks. Much appreciated.
Ah, yes indeed. Good question! I did think of a winged ball and players being made redundant, but I thought maybe that was taking progress too far!
very fun read, i'd hate to be in the path of a hopping mountain! haha.
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