Friday, July 23, 2010

Merry Sisters of Fate contest --- entry

One of the cool things about trolling through the world of blogs is that I always discover new and interesting things.   Over at Lavender Lines, I came across this contest at the Merry Sisters of Fate.  The challenge is to write something inspired by this picture.  So ... deep breath.... I am.  And even if nothing happens, I am bravely putting a poem out there, for anyone to see.     here goes.....

High upon this drowsy pedestal, 
I wait, drifting dreamless
under your stifling canopy.
How is it that you can only love me
bruised?
If I pass this test,
I dare to wonder --
will you fold me into your
thorned arms,
draw me down
into a single bed
to drown me
in your fevered dreams.


the picture is "The Princess and the Pea" by Edmund Dulac.

5 comments:

Kirthi said...

Oooh, dreamy! I love it! I entered too ^_^
And whoa! 100 followers? I'm so happy for you, Jo!

WonderBunny said...

Very fun! :)

(Yay for 105 followers!)

ElegantSnobbery said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

BookQuoter said...

That is actually very good!!! I can't even attempt!!!

Princess and the Pea is my favorite childhood story. Love that picture.

Jennifer said...

Love the story. I've always thought that was a weird way to determine a wife's suitability.

Thanks for the visit!

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