Saturday, October 02, 2010

Magpie Tales 34

Blue Heat

"Crystal blue persuasion....."*

When you were introduced,
grandma had that eye—
that keen recognition
that she knew         you
were the chemistry;
a combustible wick
for a perfect flame
swirling          searing
the tornado chimney
to overtake any room.

* From the from 1969 hit song Crystal Blue Persuasion..... written and performed by Tommy James and The Shondells

©2010 Michael A. Wells – all rights reserved



Brian Miller said...

nice. i like the structure of the poem as well...overtaking any roon...nice magpie.

Myrna R. said...

Very nice. Good magpie.

Reflections said...

I too like 'overtaking any room' ... says something of it's presence.

Nice magpie.

Tess Kincaid said...

Smart girl, grandma. I really like "tornado chimney". Nice.

* said...

Excellent Magpie, especially the following lines:

swirling searing
the tornado chimney
to overtake any room.

The spacing of the words fits so well, I can picture this perfectly. Your deft hand at writing shows you, too, are a lover of words, poetry.

One Prayer Girl said...

What beautiful images you created.

Mine is up.


kathi harris said...

Yes, granma knew exactly who u were. Beautiful, but dangerous.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

witty girl!
smart tale.