Monday, April 1, 2013

Mag 162, 3/31/13, Highlight

                                             Between Heaven and Hell, 1989 by Jacek Yerka

                               The cat's yellow eyes ought to have opened a bit wider - his timing
                               was off. There has been a flash of the ordinary being stretched.
                               A shift, a flutter - an interruption happening. A breath caught.The
                          universe has come up with an opportunity beyond what we know...

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oo cool...lots left open in your little short vignette...and magic happened in that moment...keeping my eyes wide today

Kathe W. said...

oh this is quite nice- mystery and magic happening in front of you!

Helen said...

Loved this ~~ magic moment indeed.

Andreas said...

I share your fascination for the moment too small and ephemeral to capture, the moment that by definition passes us by. And then we write about it and gain perspective, and try to hold on to that, in vain.

Love this.

Lyn said...

"The ordinary being stretched"...who could ask for more? Fab!

Other Mary said...

Yes, there is often sooo much more than we know! Love the mystery and promise of this!

The Write Girl said...

I love how the cat is the focal point in your poem. Love the ending as well. Nicely done!!

Lydia said...

Your mind really is magical, izzy. I loved this and it made me wish I knew you "in real life"!

Dave King said...

I really go for this. All of it, from the cat's timing being off to the unexpected last line. Excellent.

Little Nell said...

Short but succint and thought-provoking.

zongrik said...

it's all about the cat. it's always all about the cat!!

where is the food when mother is not?

~T~ said...

Ah, but which opportunity to choose? The cat won't help us decide.

Tess Kincaid said...

Thoughtful piece...I like that you included the cat...