Sunday, January 22, 2012

Magpie 101


Beauty and the Beast

Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder
and so does horror.
I cannot see the life
beneath the form
but only the manner of beauty's death
At the hands of some beast.

J. Binford-Bell
January 2012

The image was provided by Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales 101. I wanted to run and hide from it but decided to embrace my horror.


16 comments:

  1. Oh, a striking piece to go with a striking picture.

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  2. dang...true that...beauty surely dies at the tips of wrong hands often...nice grit in your own words...

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  3. A powerful view of the meaning of this week's prompt.

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  4. liked your take on this prompt..x

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  5. I think you could dispense with the "sadly" The implication in "horror" is surely strong enough.

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  6. what wise words, well done.
    agreed.
    smiles.

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  7. Great write, Jacqui. Interestingly, my thoughts were violent too...

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  8. Clean, crisp....Very good poem!

    poets palace http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com/2012/01/bound.html

    magpie101http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com/2012/01/less-dire.html

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  9. Very nice work on this one! The world has far too many human beasts!

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  10. i'd hate to think of the best that will get his hands on her


    lamb's wool

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  11. Neat...:)liked it...and the picture selection's just awesome...:)

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