Thursday, June 26, 2008

image prompt by rick mobbs

I want to do this image prompt. It's an awesome painting by Rick Mobbs. So I will just let my imagination run a bit wild.

What Mr. Mobbs has on his masthead there are 4 in this poetic attempt. "poetry, love, death, war.". :)

Painting by Rick Mobbs
painting by Rick Mobbs

on Icarus' wings

i know that
when the wings
of this fighter
are shattered

this airplane
this metal carcass
smoke flame debris

munitions, a life
and a forsaken

i know
i will have
to love you again
in another life

as i turn
the nose
of the plane
towards the sun

for a final



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 )

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am insanely busy with work and some personal matters recently, so i wasn't visiting as much as i like. :(

still, found some time to do this poem (it was written in a very short span of time).

gautami, i found rick mobbs' prompts from your site. thanks. :)

26 June, 2008 22:54  
Blogger polona said...

it's a powerful painting which prompts powerful words. and you stood up to the challenge... well done

28 June, 2008 02:34  
Blogger steve said...

I read it and said 'wow'...really like the direction you took from this picture, thank you for taking the time to do it.

28 June, 2008 06:32  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you. i relish a challenge once a while, and i guess this one turns out ok. :)

i have done these image prompts/challenges before. it's interesting to see how differently a person looks at a picture from another person.

thanks for the "wow". :)

The mind works in strange ways. i was looking at the picture, and it sure looks like a flying object on fire. and the muse certainly has not gone AWOL. :)

28 June, 2008 11:48  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

WOW! I first red this on my cell-phone and the picture wasn't coming up. I came side and saw it. Perfect! I love how you did this -- fits so well, Cheong.

29 June, 2008 12:26  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, andrew.
i was looking at it from another angle. :)

29 June, 2008 22:02  
Blogger rebecca said...

i echo the rest: wow! both the title and picture are apropos to your writing. beautifully written.

30 June, 2008 01:02  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Hi rebecca!
thanks for visiting and for your comments. :)

about the title, i discarded 3 others before i settled on this one. :)

30 June, 2008 23:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love how you seal the poem with a final kiss. Interesting interpretaion of the warrior with a fighter plane. Gorgeous poem.

02 July, 2008 09:30  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Hi christine,
thanks for visiting. :)

>>"seal the poem with a final kiss."
i like that. :)

you have a nice blog there, i hope to make more visits.

02 July, 2008 20:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a powerful poem, a new take on the image. Thanks for participating. And thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving good wishes for us.

07 July, 2008 12:40  
Blogger magiceye said...

I endorse what Polona says - a powerful painting which prompts powerful words. and you stood up to the challenge... well done

07 July, 2008 15:10  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi rick,
thanks for visiting.:)

your painting is such an awesome piece of work, i have to write something on it. i guess i will be visiting more of your site for your image prompts.

your child is so lovely, i have to say a few words. :)

hi magiceye,
thank you, my friend!

i relish a challenge now and then. :)

08 July, 2008 00:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, dsnake, tears are streaming down my face. There is no doubt this is written from the depths of your heart!

17 July, 2008 10:48  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, GEL.

Rick Mobbs' painting is so inspiring. somehow, i keep thinking about the airmen who never made it home.
(it's those voices in my head. :) )

17 July, 2008 20:55  

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