22 September 2014

Magpie Tales 238: Made For Walkin'


Image via Tess Kincaid at Magpie Tales


boots brogans mukluks
not 'wellies' her look said
I said which do you wear

quick shy smile
under chestnut tresses 
she didn't answer

from over here
now that the rain stopped
looks to me a mismatched pair

at that she stopped
tucked a strand 
behind the shell of her ear

polar blue eyes
with a touch of crow
that mona lisa shone

I wear what I wear
because it suits me
why do yours match?

19 comments:

  1. Intriguing and complex. :-)

    Mine match and always have, but now I wonder: do they have to?

    Pearl

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  2. A clever and imaginative take on the prompt; well done.

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  3. "under chestnut tresses" "behind the shell of her ear" " polar blue eyes with a touch of crow"
    LOVE LOVE LOVE those lines!!!!! Wonderful!!

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    1. Happy to oblige, madam. Glad to hear you loved it!

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  4. As a matter of fact they do match, normally! Ha! Ha! Her boots are so made for walkin' and your prose is enjoyable too.

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  5. The rhythm of your words is beautiful. I especially love the last stanza. Lovely poem.

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  6. This made me smile. And I love the "touch of crow" at her eyes. ;D

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  7. liked this a lot...as someone who often mismatches things!!

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    1. See? Mismatching can sometimes be good :)

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  8. Love the perfection of being mismatched. Haha

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  9. such a happy smile on my face, having read good poetry.

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