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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Red Umbrella

Red Umbrella, Christopher Shay

Red umbrella blooms
 hibiscus in the rain or
poisonous mushroom
You do not fear the wetness
thriving in these warm, damp pools

submitted for Magpie Tales 80

18 comments:

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Ahhh...I love how the red umbrella 'blooms'..........

Brian Miller said...

yeah dont eat the mushrooms...you never know what you might see...cool take with the umbrella blooming...

Bryan M. White said...

Has a kind of Haiku feel to it.

Morning said...

lovely...
enjoy the rain.

M. A. S. said...

Poisonous mushroom? That's a thought. I like the yin/yang thing going on here.

Lucy Westenra said...

Interesting poem with more than one level.

Dave King said...

Charming. I REALLY love this!

Nicholas V. said...

Red bloom that beams benignly or
Red mushroom that drips poison...
I loved the two contrasting reds of your poem!

Marie Elena said...

So lovely! Are the photos that accompany your work also your own?

darev2005 said...

They are very pretty and you don't ever want to put your lips on them.

Jingle Poetry said...

very clever thoughts.
beautiful magpie.

Niamh Boyce said...

Beautiful! Especially the image of the poisonous mushroom :)

Paul Andrew Russell said...

I like this. It flows beautifully.

Fireblossom said...

I love the hibiscus/mushroom stuff. Very imaginative, Ms. Mouse!

Tumblewords: said...

Love it!

Trellissimo said...

Great tanka, thanks.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Lovely stuff

Anna :o]

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful!