colored pencils in water fountains MAG

March 8, 2010
By stardust-dreams PLATINUM, Las Vegas, Nevada
stardust-dreams PLATINUM, Las Vegas, Nevada
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colored pencils in water fountains
slowly bleeding to death
fragments & shards
of clay and chalk
and all the other debris
floating and bobbing in the endless sea
of metallic but sweet aftertastes
lingering in lazy whirlpools
just waiting to circle the drain.


The author's comments:
I saw a yellow colored pencil, broken in half, sitting in a water fountain in the hallway today, and it inspired this short, nonsensical poem.

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on Mar. 28 2011 at 7:32 am
bluewordy SILVER, Canandaigua, New York
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Beautifully quaint imagery!

on Sep. 29 2010 at 7:01 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

An incredible poem to take from such little inspiration. I admire this ability of yours, to make a lot out of a little. I greatly enjoyed reading your tasteful words.


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