Monday Miscellany – Or, Not, Actually

No miscellany today – sorry! I was intrigued by this week’s Magpie prompt & thought I’d write some obscure paean to snakes or some such. But then the poem took a totally different turn, as they often do. Please go here to read other responses to the prompt.

Please note: I am not PMSing right now, but this is a good representation of what it’s like when I am. Heh.


The Snake Charmer, Henri Rousseau, 1907

I don’t want to be charmed
or sigh with love.
There is that damned tree again
just begging to be scaled.
I sit with my back to the trunk
watching the moon through
leaves and unnamed dread.
I refuse to name it
because it is legion
and there aren’t enough words.
Rising from mossy ground
I wrap Legion around my neck.
I am going to carry it
with me today
and people will cross
to the other side of the street
in fear and loathing.
See? I knew that no one liked me.

Comments

  1. cant believe i am saying this but maybe you should PMS more if this is what comes out of it...ha...really like...esp all the references and use of language...legion...yes....cross the street...is a nice subtle one...

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  2. Wish I could wear Legion as a mantle of protection against the hordes.

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  3. Pretty impressive PMS! Hope things are good with you Bug:)

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  4. Mind if I wrap Legion around my neck a while?

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  5. So brave to place it around your neck, even in self defence. An interesting take on the prompt!

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  6. Very niiice! I really like snakes, personally and would have no problem wearing Legion round my next if it kept the door to door salesmen away!

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  7. You made me chuckle out loud!!

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  8. I adore you first line! Wonderfuly creative take on the photo.

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  9. I wonder would I be that brave to wrap a legion around my neck...You have guts:)
    Super Magpie!

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  10. I love this one...
    "...and there aren't enough words."

    best line ever.

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  11. Ah! PMSing -- me, I get sensitive and see ridiculous beauty in everything; but my sister?! My sister wants to beat things up.

    :-)

    LOVE the poem.

    Pearl

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  12. Wow...! You are amazing.

    Your poem describes exactly how I am feeling today.

    I love your new avatar, but the way. Cute as a bug's ear. :-)

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  13. I can so relate to this! Brilliant!

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  14. Yes this was me when in the throes of PMS. Brilliantly descibed.

    Anna :o]

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  15. Goodness - what a way to make people keep their distance! LOL

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  16. oh wowie......such talent
    loved it truly

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  17. Avoid the moon definitely! Although I would also be inclined to avoid snakes. The accessory that makes others cross however - I am all for that.
    Well done.

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  18. snakes are innocent creatures,

    not every one likes everyone,
    not everyone is liked by all.

    unique voice, be proud of your own strength.

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  19. I get uncontrollably annoyed (and then some) when I PMS, so I totally relate to this. Very well done.

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