Monday, October 10, 2011

Mag 86 -- The Shortest Day























 
The Shortest Day

The gathering begins shortly but
please, before you go, brief me
on today's news, for the print
is too big for me to decipher. 
Tell not the protracted version of
every little thing happening on our
shrinking planet — just your
short-and-sweet take on what
amused and what enthused you
on this shortest day of the year—
this December day 
of festivals and rituals, this
Midwinter marker for forgiving 
our shortcomings and
forevering our
longing.

                   MLydiaM ~ October 2011
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Visit Magpie Tales to read other Mag 86s inspired by the photo prompt above, an illustration by
Michael Sowa from The Little King December.



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18 comments:

Deborah said...

Beautifully written, very good indeed!

magiceye said...

love this

Fireblossom said...

Well, your Royal Runtiness...er, I meant Highness...oh, that's not right either. Um...

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

i enjoyed it... nice! :-)

JJRod'z

Brian Miller said...

this is beautiful...i really enjoyed it...it is written in a tender voice...of a mother or lover....

izzy said...

Oh shivers! I am not looking forward to this-thanks!

Kathe W. said...

empathetically and softly written
Lovely.

Roy Schulze said...

I like how the so many of the words draw on the stature of the king for inspiration without mentioning him once. It's as if you wrote the poem first, then found the perfect picture to accompany it.

My Magpie 86 entry is Cepheus.

rosaria said...

The last four lines say it all!

Helen said...

'forevering our longing' ... loved that line!!!

Lydia said...

Deborah~ Thanks much!

magiceye~ I am pleased you do!

Fireblossom~ You are a wordsmith...you'll come up with the right word!

JJRod'z~ Glad you did; thanks!

Brian~ Thanks for saying that about the tender voice. :)

izzy~ Think of ways to be warm and cozy when it comes!

Kathe~ I appreciate that description. :)

Roy~ Thank you for your kind comments on this Mapgie. I think it is your first visit here, and I am honored.

rosaria~ Yes, I think they do. Thank you. :)

Helen~ Thanks; I liked it when it wrote itself!

jane.healy said...

So many interesting takes on htis weeks prompt.

The Cello Strings said...

Glad to see you carry so much culture in this one, thought provoking for me.

Lydia said...

jane~ I agree...it is a community of very creative people there at Magpie Tales!

The Cello Strings~ Why, thank you. I appreciated your comment very much.

Trellissimo said...

Love those last four lines...

Lydia said...

Trellissimo~ I'm pleased; thank you.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Beautiful words, beautifully written.

Anna :o]

Lydia said...

HyperCRYPTICal~ Thanks much, Anna. I appreciate your comment.

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