Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Almost forgot my magpie!

Heads thrown back and crowing,
the lovers in the back room tremble,
almost before they knew it.
Nothing quite harmonious, just
eight limbed and awkward at first.
-Kelly Richardson
(Almost all my poetry is a work in progress. I'll work on things that I 'completed' years ago. This has only been up a few minutes, and I've changed it 3 times. Don't be surprised by this: for me, the only thing constant about writing is changing my mind.)

15 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

If I say I like it now, will it be changed again before my comment reaches you? LOL
Almost forgetting, and changing one's mind, that's life! No artist is ever wholly happy with his performance, but a writer can always make changes.
I like it now.
-- Kay

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

Kristen Haskell said...

I like it too but I always like to see what you can do!

Reflections said...

Awkward at first, isn't it always. Nice magpie.

sabrina said...

"This has only been up a few minutes, and I've changed it 3 times." :) I can so relate!

Angie Muresan said...

Well for working on it just a few minutes and changing it three times, you've done an astounding job. Great Magpie!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Oh, Kelly..I am the same way! I can't help but change things, even years later :)
loved your magpie,and the picture you painted is the honest truth

Mary said...

This is great. I'll never look at a chicken the same way again! lol

willow said...

Nice. Very nice.

Martin H. said...

Love the eight limbed awkwardness.

Tumblewords: said...

Interesting and unique piece!

Arian said...

im curious what these lovers were doing in the back room. haha

Tammy said...

Nicely done. I like it now.

Lena said...

heh heh.....I loved the piece and I love indecisive writers...! I'm always changing things, too, and not always words....!

Caty said...

change is good! I enjoyed this

Jingle Poetry said...

neat!

a crispy tale,
perfectly done.
xx