Sunday, December 22, 2013

Strength of Character

                                                   Madonna With the Milk Soup, 1510, Gerard David
Image: Courtesy of Tess’ Mag

Sunday Whirl with Wordle #140
attend clear echo follow fly intact level
listen means pulverize shuttle spider split

To echo yet another prayer
Intent on a level of culture
To listen with the means of a
split-second strike

Reminiscent of a spider about
to pulverize its prey 
an ingenuity to shuttle by or fly
intact with a slow movement
A clear strength of character
Also Madonna and a soup of milk

Affections to attend to their young
A reflection of survival

A vicious spider or motherly instinct
will necessarily follow a similar
pattern to feed young mouths

Shared with Tess's Mag #199, Brenda’s Sunday Whirl Wordle #140
and Mary's at Poets United's Poetry Pantry #181

14 comments:

  1. I've never thought of a spider in that way... hmmm, gonna need to watch one sometime

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  2. Very clever combination of prompts! So true, no matter the species, parents often go to any lengths to protect their young!

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  3. Good observation of picture and connection with words.

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  4. It is not only humanity that care for their young but they are the ones most like to offend in this matter.

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  5. The good parents will always be there.

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  6. It is instinctive to protect the young at any cost.

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  7. nice observation and a wonderful combination of words....

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  8. Very well said, Hank. Yes, we will go to any lengths to protect our own. I hope your holidays are spectacular, my friend.

    Pamela

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  9. I love the reflections on maternal nurturing in this........have a wonderful holiday season, Hank! Look forward to reading your poems in 2014.

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  10. You suddenly make spiders more appealing Hank! Cleverly crafted.

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  11. As ever what a unique take..it is true that unconditional love can be a ruthless affair..beautifully written

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  12. Yes, motherly instinct is to be protective of the children in humans and the natural world, too. A good observation, Hank! Happy Holidays to you! :)

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  13. Indeed, all mom's seem to serve the first "soup"...well done..

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  14. Love the spider metaphor...nice write...

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