Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mag 111, 4/1/12

                                                                                  image: Parke Harrison


"Burrow down and pray"
He bowed in respect,
got out of his shoes
grabbed the shovel
stepped into the circle of gorse
and began to dig a space for himself.

As soon as he was finished
he would kneel like a little scarab
within the circle of thorny protection;
and give thanks for
all the wonders in his life.

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

love the reverence in this...and thankfulness is a great posture...

Other Mary said...

The scarab is a great sacred detail that adds to this brief but full piece.

Shawna said...

I love this:

"stepped into the circle of gorse
and began to dig a space for himself"

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Catfish Tales said...

Lovely imagery of the humble awareness of being

Little Nell said...

That's quite an image; I like the idea of a thorny protection,.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent imagery.

Anna :o]

Tess Kincaid said...

I love the notion of burrowing down to pray...

Tumblewords: said...

Thankful in the circle of gorse - a lovely sense.

Jinksy said...

I've heard of a dugout canoe, but a dugout nest is something else again! Well done! LOL

Sue said...

"he would kneel like a little scarab
within the circle of thorny protection;"

I especially liked these two lines.
Well done.

=)

G-Man said...

Nice job Izzy.
Great take....

Kutamun said...

Got a sense of earth being a dung beetle on a cosmicvscale, me being a dung beetle on earth , thanks for the launch pad, houston !

Jenny Woolf said...

I like this take on the picture prompt. I'm no poet but I like to look at the prompts and think to myself what they remind me of.