Tuesday, June 28, 2011

J-class Eel


Endeavor, Lino Tagliapietra, Columbus Museum of Art
Photo prompt for Tess Kincaid's Magpie Tales
Sleek Beauty
in midnight blue hull;
a swift race,
open seas,
Golden Era J-class yacht;
glorious glass eel .

Endeavour,
a mud flat ending
in Epney;
Sabrina
drowned in the Severn River,
beat by a Rainbow.

Pot of gold,
America's Cup;
the story
is old now.
Dig deeper down through wet sand;
climb upstream like eels.

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13 comments:

  1. this has a great pop pop feel jumping image to image...crawling upstream like an eel as well..intriguing write...

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  2. I can hear it too Brian.

    Fav lines:
    Dig down deeper through wet sand.
    Climb up stream like eels.


    Nice to meet you~

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  3. This sounds like the description of a specific incident, a specific race, and the boat is lovingly described as a person. I also like the short phrases and the columnar structure--it all plays off itself for a very vivid piece.

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  4. Glass eels...and that's just what they look like, too, if I am thinking of the right boats.

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  5. These boats are kin to the Lord of the Waves, animals of lust and fury and wave-mastery ... You had me at "midnight blue hull." Glass eels, indeed, slithering around the wet roots of the garden of paradise. - Brendan

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  6. I love your take on the prompt, you have a very cool style

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  7. Ann,
    This is brilliant! The image does resemble sleek rainbow colored glass eels ...

    1934, Rainbow defeats Endeavor ... America's Cup!

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  8. Hip and earthy at the same time. I love it, Ann.

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  9. The pop I hear is the wind
    snapping the j-class sails.
    You get the prize for originality
    this week, Miss Ann, with this
    stunning departure, this take
    on glass morphed with j-class.

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