Sunday, 4 May 2014

    VULTURE

     
                                       Chair With the Wings of a Vulture, 1960, Salvador Dali

 You fly high
But your gaze is on the carcasses
Crush, crunch and chew me
And be pleased with your false aura
That’s no more than some thin sticks
Easily broken and turn to ash
I am neither angry nor feel pain
When you stain your beak with my blood
Your clipped wings can’t take you there
Where I dwell
Delight on the body Black Bird
My soul is tied up elsewhere
                

Posted for Mag 218 @ Magpie Tales

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26 comments:

  1. Ah.. vultures can look quite menacing.. grim indeed.

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  2. A lovely poem Sumana.
    Flying high , the vulture but gaze on the carcass , how beautifully composed.

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  3. The soul is indeed elsewhere as it takes flight..

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  4. I am neither angry nor feel pain
    When you stain your beak with my blood

    That is a great way to be, for it shows understanding...

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  5. Ah, this is true freedom. I'll think about applying it to the smaller injuries.

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  6. I like the vultures, they are beautiful birds. Often we see them
    hovered on the road or beside the road having their feast.
    I have heard that vultures do not eat living creatures.
    ..

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  7. I like the inference of self-contained safety and wellness.

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  8. I like ths- especially with the soul tied up elsewhere

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  9. quite vivid in the taking of your body
    but yes when that time comes let them
    have my body...the soul will be long gone...

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  10. IT does not matter what is at hand that threatens.The soul harbours the strength. Great write Sumana!

    Hank

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  11. Vultures..... Clearing up the mess....

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  12. Vultures..... Clearing up the mess....

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  13. Love that "my soul is tied up elsewhere" beautiful write!

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  14. I love where this took you!

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  15. I liked it and where it took me. Thanks!

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  16. I specially like the ending line too ~ A bit dark but fits perfectly with the image ~ Good one Sumana ~

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  17. I love this! Yes, lots of feeding imagery in this image and you skillfully turned it into something intriguing. The last line asks more questions than it answers. Beautifully done! Thank you for your wonderful comment on my Magpie!

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  18. ooh this is dark--it ties so well to Dali's work!

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  19. So true Sumana...and beautifully said. :-)

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  20. A celebration to what the soul can endure even when the body is being tortured. Brilliant!

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  21. I love how this speaks to eternal life...beautifully rendered. :)

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  22. Bodies break and turn to ash but the spirit lives on.

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  23. Finely chosen words to make a rather stunning piece.

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  24. My soul is tied up elsewhere...I love that...

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