Magic Beans

{Pandora Prays}

I have traded stalks
and stockings for bright
boxes that open
if you twist
and turn
and yearn
just right.

You call me sister,
daughter, queen,
nick my name
for your want,
your disaster,
your separation
from stars;
for the way the dawn


A second offering for today’s Quadrille. I’m hosting. Come play! 

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12 Responses to Magic Beans

  1. It’s past dusk… but I yearn for the smile of dusk

  2. erbiage says:

    oh that yearning, the separation from the stars….

    • whimsygizmo says:

      Did you know that’s actually the literally meaning of “disaster”? Think “aster” – star. Isn’t that just crazy-awesome?

      • lillian says:

        Ah the gilt of words……so many we just throw around and they contain secrets within! I recently came across the word “blatherskite” — a real word. It means one who speaks nonsense! I love the sound of the word….the way it looks…..and thinking about who could be or is a blatherskite! 🙂

  3. Rob Kistner says:

    I thought disaster was what happened when she backed unknowingly into the fan? Oh no, did I really just write that? I am so sorry De!

  4. Rob Kistner says:

    I really liked this piece — nice cosmic essence.

  5. I love this! The rhyme, the rhythm, personification, alliteration. You spin such fairy-fine verse.

  6. calmkate says:

    definitely a stellar poem in the nick of time

  7. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Like this, “nick my name
    for your want,”
    Great poem.

  8. lillian says:

    Loving this…..and most especially how it plays with the title too!

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