Saturday, September 7, 2013

When A Wolf


When a wolf beds down with a sea salt rose,
her tongue's drawn like a tide
to the moon/bloom between her sand sphinx paws
until she wakes with tender jaws -
thorn-pricked,
and bleeding petals.

For Dr. LolaMouse's challenge at Real Toads

32 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh, this is just fine!

Hannah said...

Wow...I just love your word choices...especially "sphinx paws."

Helen said...

Oh my ... wonder how the good Dr. Mouse is going to interpret this reaction! ~~ a fine write, MZ.

Kay L. Davies said...

A splendid write, a fabulous interpretation of the inkblot, MZ. I agree with Hannah, "sphinx paws" is great.
K

Brian Miller said...

i dont know about mouse, but freud might have something to say about this one...dangerous business bedding a rose, they have sharp pricks...

hedgewitch said...

Just gorgeous--every word an explosion of image--amazing that you got that from the pic--imagination here is focused like a laser.

kaykuala said...

Great write MZ! Such a unique set-up to the inkblot! Nicely!

Hank

Susan said...

Oh! and I would have thought the wolf the danger in this affair! A fine fable ...

Fireblossom said...

That's poetry that fits the image perfectly, MZ.

Laurie Kolp said...

Bleeding petals... very thought-provoking, MZ!

humbird said...

here the magic in these words...wild nature power...

Heaven said...

This is lovely MZ ~ Like that moon/bloom & bleeding petals ~

Ella said...

I love the bleeding petals and sea salt is a fav ;D
So gorgeous is this ink blotted view!

Margaret said...

I just bought a book of really old fairy tales - this would fit right in! I see that wolf behind those bleeding petals!

Margaret said...

...and I'm laughing at Brian's comments! You need help, Mama Zen! :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yoiks, a painful union all around. You always get right to the heart of it, MZ!

Sam Edge said...

A thorn in the paw alright

Claudia said...

dang - there are combos that just don't seem to work even though those seem to be the most attractive

Mimi Foxmorton said...

So very (very!) behind in trying to catch up with blogging friends but, as always: Damn girl! But you can WRITE! ;)

Love what you did with this. Soft and raw.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Come to my rooms. Twenty sessions of transzonal hypnotherapy and you will be as good as new. Well, new-ish.

Lorraine said...

roses have the advantages with pricks and all, love the design love the challenges which I never ever do I've managed to write 6 novels before I lost all interest, but I always destroy what i create, i wonder what that makes me? I'd say a big thorn in my neck ;

Laura said...

"bleeding petals" gorgeous! Thank you for your comment over at my blog. It is good to know I am not alone in these thoughts.

Lolamouse said...

Wowza! I can see all of your imagery in the inkblot so well! I love the phrase "sand sphinx paws!" This is mystical and so cool! Thanks for playing!

Jinksy said...

How very pertinent your words are for this disturbing image...

Marian said...

ouch. yet, hmmmm, c'mon over. i'm confused! ;)

Gail said...

Well done.

I'm still thinking on mine.

De said...

Oh, how gorgeous. Goodness.

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Note to self: do not read Mama Zen and Fireblossom after one or the other. Graphic and beautifully dark.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I like this...Michelle

Panchali said...

Love your word-play, mamazen! "bleeding petals" is amazing!!!
Lovely poem...

chamomile sea said...

This is probably my favorite of those you've written lately. I can't stop reading it. Excellent. I really like that the wolf is female.

Akila G said...

aww! wondeful interpretation. of thorns and petals both bleed!