Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mag160 , 3/16/13 For Only One Instant

                                                      Faun, Horse, and Bird, 1936, Pablo Picasso

                           
                                                    
                                                Are they all having a good laugh-
                                         The bullish devil, is picking at his teeth-
                                         envisioning a meal of that bird. A fowl
                                         who has an eery, squeaky voice,
                                         with the horses laughter chiming in
                                         a less shrill tone.
                                         As luck will have it, the Phoenix
                                         rises quickly from a puff of ash and flame;
                                         and the horse is taken to carry Death
                                         along the dark of river Styx-
                                         Then only the Minotaur remains
                                         left to wander the endless hedges
                                         of a labyrinth- on an Island
                                         dimmed well by mythic fog.

14 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

I like how you make the bird Phoenix...nice write...

Strummed Words said...

I see the outlines of a wonderful story here.

Kathe W. said...

great translation of Picasso's painting! Have a great week!

christopher said...

Hey! Well done! I very much like where your journey took you.

Brian Miller said...

very nice....love the mythology in this....deaths horse at styx and the minotaurs maze...you really got a great story out of this one...

Jinksy said...

Horse laughter? Hehehe!

Laurie Kolp said...

Quite the image, picking at teeth. Lovely piece.

Karen S. said...

My daughter now has a Phoenix on her back! I thought so much of that and free flying as well- a very deep felt poem for me!

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely written and thanks for sharing this

Cloudia said...

especially adore that final line!


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Lyn said...

I really like the way you weave this myth..great insight!

Berowne said...

Teeming and highly inventive...

Little Nell said...

Of course - it's a phoenix, I didn't see that, so well done for highlighting it. I like 'mythic fog'.

G-Man said...

Most folks think that this Mythology stuff is fake like Pro Wrestling.
But...What if it were true?