Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Queen Encounters Herself - A Magpie Tale

Elena Kalis has created high art, using her camera to explore feminine themes and how water may affect them in a variety of clever ways. The fluidity of her images is all her own as is the bright light and the clarity of the sea and pools she has found in her island of Bahama neighborhood and other locations. The photo chosen by Tess Kincaid for this week's writing prompt is a very good example of Elena's work. Facebook "Elena Kalis Underwater Photography" or visit Elena's main page.

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The Queen Encounters Herself

When you met yourself
face to face, you fell apart
like phantoms do.
No matter you flew
at the time, confounding us,
an ascending sign
of your excellence,
no matter all your magic.
What mattered, the cry
pulled out of your frame
at seeing yourself shiver
apart, vaporize
like water sucked up
by some dry Saharan air,
us quaking below.

‎August ‎18, ‎2013 9:10 AM


  1. Curiously inventive; in its way, remarkable.

  2. Almost a 'Beam me up Scotty' story...fascinating poem.

  3. I didn't think of the "transporter" angle. :D

    As a matter of fact I am one of the bozos below. I have no idea what actually happened here. Just reporting it...

  4. I love love love this!

  5. As it is for all who can be honest enough with themselves. Very well done!

  6. I love the fairy tale elements in this poem. And nicely written too. :D


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