Sunday, February 5, 2012

Grave Matter


   Here is the sorcerer’s stone
   offered up for you;

   transmute base urges into
   pure wisdom,

   or let it slip through your fingers
   like faded flower petals


In response to a picture of Aleksandr Bakulev's gave at Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow  provided by Tess at The Mag.

35 comments:

  1. Woowww....I'll go with the first option!!
    A wonderful translation of the image into verse, Mary...

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  2. Such choices - choose unwisely and who knows what will happen.

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  3. urges, wisdom, fading, flowers ... beautiful expression

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  4. Oh yes, I like how you included the wilted flowers...

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  5. I think the first option is one I would go with. Thank you for offering a little sorcery to brighten this dull, winter's day.

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    1. lol, you're welcome! Poetry and magic are never far apart, right Linda?

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  6. Yeah I got with the first burst too
    A wisdom thirst works for me at my zoo

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  7. I like this, Mary... great ending.

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  8. I like the other better, but don't think that I didn't like this one...Did I sense a Harry Potter reference here??
    Wander

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    1. lol, Thanks Wander - yes, I read and am a huge HP fan. :o)

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  9. Hahaha - yes, well at least that's where I first heard of the Sorcerer's Stone. Thanks.

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  10. Mary, I like the play on the power of the stone in the second stanza, which is lovely, by the way. A perfect compliment to the photo - though it stands on its own.

    Richard

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  11. nice mary...love your presentation of the options...i hope to gleen the wisdom in what not to let slip through those fingers...

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  12. The Alchemist's stone. Beautifully put.

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  13. One of my favorite responses to the prompt. Thanks.

    =)

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    1. Thank YOU Sue! Glad you stopped in for a peek.

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  14. really like where you went with this...thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you Wayne. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  15. Interesting that you saw the prism as the Alchemist's stone. Liked it very much.

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    1. Just a thought...thanks, glad you liked it.

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