Monday, 20 June 2011

Magpie Tales # 70 ~ Mute ~

I stare at you.
A silver tear-trail
on a glossy cheek
breaks your heart.

You want to know my story....
I cannot tell you.
My age has made me mute.

I am but dust and 
a face with a silver
For sale.
20th June, 2011
Thank you for the image prompt Magpie Tales


  1. And yet her face speaks volumes...

  2. It is as if this photo is speaking--beseechingly--to us.

  3. Hi Jinksy ~ doesn't it though. Such a poignant image. This is all I could manage today. Thanks for visiting.

  4. Hi Sioux...yes, and the feelings I had about it were much more than I was able to express...but I had to try.

    Thanks for calling in.

  5. This photo has struck such a wonderful chord in so many... a longing to know and understand her.

  6. Hi Reflections...yes exactly. It makes me wish that somehow, somewhere she feels this. Thank you for visiting.

  7. Yes, I wonder what she would think...She could never imagine the world we live in that we could all be seeing her photo, which was in her time technologically advanced... Lovely, poignant post.

  8. I loved your poem, for it
    creates life from the inanimate,
    which reinforces the notion
    that images do contain, have
    stolen a tiny part of the sacred
    soul, and you connected with the
    spark, let it move through you,
    let it use your lips, and your
    voice, and your heart, just for
    a wondrous moment,

  9. I hope you're right. I hope she knows we care.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. This face has really stirred up so much about found a good angle!

  11. "I am but dust"... And yet, she is still connecting. Wonderful

  12. This is lovely. I wondered if anyone would pick up on the reflection that looks like a tear trail.

  13. This is the first Magpie I have read that makes something of the reflection or printing imperfection at the side of her nose. An interesting Magpie.

  14. Nice one. Age has made her mute, but there's still a question in her expression.

  15. I am dust - yes, but she exudes an energy and question, even so. Nicely crafted.

  16. It does look like a tear trail! Perhaps its what subconsciously made my post sad lol Lovely =)

  17. brilliant word play.
    love your magpie.

    share 1 to 3 poems with poetry potluck week 41 today.

  18. And, a picture paints a thousand words. Never forotten.
    Lovely prose.