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Sunday, July 22, 2012

A simply kind of task

Walking the 8

Putting one foot
     In front
            Of the other
Sounds simple enough
            To me
Simply gazing upon
The world beyond
Through a window pane
            A window pane
                     Coated in mud
Glimpses of Infinity
Through mud covered
Lenses can be misleading
          In front
     Of the
Walking the 8
While a deranged Painter
Slashes through you
With manic need
Is no simply kind
Of task for me

Chris McQueeney    7/22/12    6:38 P.M.

Every week, for the last one hundred and twenty seven, The mag has an image for writers to work from, something to create poetry or pros from. This week Tess selected Figure Eight, 1952, by Franz Kline, for us to create from. Please visit The Mag to see what others have done with the prompt.


Brian Miller said...

hey is not easy...anyone telling you different has not fully lived....walking the 8...i feel you there...

hope you are feeling better today...

christopher said...

It hasn't been real kind lately...

Ben Ditty said...

You really bring these prompts to life!

Anonymous said...

i'm not sure what i would have written to this image...but your perception...perfect.

love the last stanza!

Youngman Brown said...

This was really great. I am checking out The Mag now, but doubt I'd be able to be as creative as you.

Berowne said...

Putting one foot in front of the other - that's what they called Ballin' the Jack back in the old days...

Helena said...

One foot in front of the other, towards infinity......I see the relevance in the 8 shape! Nicely said!

Tess Kincaid said...

Do we get a cake or anything?

Dana Dampier said...

Putting one foot in front of the other isn't always easy... each step in the right direction is a major accomplishment for some. Keep on stepping and you will be rewarded!

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done.....thanks for sharing

Helen said...

Great write!!! Love Berowne's comment ... I can sing all the words to "Ballin'The Jack!"

kj said...

' A window pane
Coated in mud'

bring out the windex! that's the first thing i thought. i must be an optimist at all costs. which can't be entirely true, since i'm old enough to know the ways of the world :^)

nice simple enough, chris ♥

She Writes Here Now said...

Yeah, lenses can be misleading. The figure eight has you feeling you just keep going round and round, but... it is broken :).

Kutamun said...

If i were mud on a window pane, and a window cleaner came along, to me he would seem like a serial killer, thanks Wander !

Cad said...

Avery journey begins with one step...