Tuesday, June 17, 2014

anywhere


I could live inside a nutshell
like Thumbelina floating 
down the river to new 
adventures

I would peek over the edge
blinking at the sunlight
reflecting off of iridescent
dragonfly wings 

I should step off the edge
get my toes wet
take the plunge to new
adventures

~

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26 comments:

  1. haha. magical adventures...for sure...i could ride a walnut...a rather big walnut...smiles. this has childhood written all over it for me....

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  2. Ah.. I love the Tumbelina story.. escaping her destiny.. I remember reading the story .. and had to check.. and yes it's a HC Andersen story... wonderful images.. and hope you can escape in that shelll

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  3. I enjoyed your take on the prompt. I like the idea of an adventure but would be terrified if I was as small as Thumbelina.

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  4. ah yes... that plunge into new adventures... magic..and i love to jump in head first...smiles

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  5. I loved the childhood simplicity of this. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Yes, it's really very nice shapes, beautiful photo!

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  7. I agree that this is magical! I especially love the light off of dragonfly wings!

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  8. Rich and beautiful



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  9. Childlike fascination and imagination is something we should all visit within ourselves once a day, just to stop taking ourselves so seriously! Great and magical poem - made me smile!

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  10. Ah, how wonderful to live inside a nutshell! :)

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  11. The inner child has taken wing, Thumbelina through the looking glass; no parameters but imagination & innocence; smiling so hard I cracked the corners of my lips; thanks.

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  12. Oh, so would I! A magical adventure of discovery indeed!

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  13. Love this, especially Thumbelina in a nutshell!

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  14. Nice poem, Nessa.
    I've heard of Thumbelina but haven't read it.
    I'm better at nursery rhymes:
    Ladybug! Ladybug!
    Fly away home.
    Your house is on fire.
    And your children all gone.

    All except one,
    And that's little Ann,
    For she crept under
    The frying pan

    ..

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  15. That sounds like fun. Take me with you!
    We used to take nut shells like this one and make owls with them. The shape looks like an owl's head.

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  16. Lovely images...the world from a fairy's view...think I'd like to take a ride with the dragonfly!

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  17. This is so gorgeous Nessa I love the opening stanza

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  18. Nice! Sometimes the hardest thing about taking the plunge to a new adventure is that FIRST step!

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