The Finish Line

Izzie prompted us for the last day of National Poetry Month, with
  'A BANG...A WHIMPER....A SYLLABANT HISS '


Izzie's prompt:  IMAGINE---

"A few minutes from now, you  lose all means of communication with humanity.  You will not die, but will no longer be able to interact with the world.  Whats the last thing you say?"


KEEP IN MIND 
"Like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme." 




Pick roses
not  thorns
pluck words
which float
like wings
in silvered
salmon light
jumping upon
puddles of day
 into rainbows of
night
keep your
Indigo child
alive
in mirror's edge.

 © Ella Wilson


I have had my son's puppy, Wade today.  I am worn out, running, being dragged through puddles and playing chase.  I blew a huge bubble with my gum and scared the hell out of him.  He keeps waking my husband up so I have to run down the hall and haul him back out into the living room.   

I want to commend all of you that finished the National Poetry Challenge and those of you-who did the A-Z blogging challenge.  

Congrats!!!







Comments

Magaly Guerrero said…
"puddles of day/into rainbows of/night". You always say the yummiest things... even when you're about t die! And I love that. And this, too. ;-)
Isadora Gruye said…
I am astounded by your simplicity and tenderness here. This piece carries the hallmarks of last words as spoken through some one weathered enough to known the importance of last words. Well done and viva la
Björn Rudberg said…
The beauty captured so well in the light and deeper into night, this creates a good memory.
Sanaa Rizvi said…
This is lovely..! :D
Congratulations on making it through Napowrimo :D

Lots of love
xoxo
Debi Swim said…
float
like wings
in silvered
salmon light.... soooooo lovely
this was such a light and fluffy piece, Ella. if i were to have but one last breath i think that i would like to leave with such lightness and leaving a smile

gracias mi amiga and have a fulfilled weekend
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Keep the child alive - don't lose that childlike wonder.
grapeling said…
playing with puppies is a favorite ~
Other Mary said…
Ah - you pick only the best words! Congrats on a great 30/30!
Kerry O'Connor said…
I love your banner photo, Ella and your words are always a source of inspiration for me - it was a pleasure to read your poetry this month.
Mary Ann Potter said…
A gift of words and sweet images, Ellen --- very beautiful!

p.s. -- The "I am not a robot" verification is getting stranger now. This time the instructions said, "Select all sushi below." Weird, isn't it? At least it keeps spam away...
Congrats to you too, Ella. A sweet poem to finish on.
Helen said…
Lovely last words ...
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Yes, as final words these are words to cherish. Beautifully done, Ellie. Love your array of gorgeous art, too. I smile at the thought of Wade plunging you through puddles. Puppies are the best!
Hannah said…
"jumping upon
puddles of day
into rainbows of
night"

and the message about keeping indigo child alive!! Yes to entire poem, Ella...so inspired!
Ella said…
Hi Hannah! Yes, we all need to keep our indigo child happy~
Thank you!

Hi Sherry-Wade is wonderful and wicked-I have been around puppies but he takes the cake. I swear he leaps like Underdog..so funny~ Yes, puppies rule~ Thank you! Seriously we were up all night. He sleeps all day and is cat like at night. He loves to pounce on my head. lol Bravo, to you! I am in awe Wise Owl Woman~

Thank you, Helen! :D

Rosemary-I didn't finish the challenge, but I do feel considering life's challenges-I did okay~ Thank you~

Mary Ann-Oh, dear...I have heard type the message and just click comment twice and it will work~
Sounds silly~ Thank you~

Kerry-Thank you, it was a pleasure to be a tiny part of the magic~ There were some poetic wizards who deserve medals ;D

Hi Mary-No I am 20/30, but maybe next year I won't be moving anyone. Maybe life will be more calm-not likely-lol! Cheers to you~

Michael-This hound doesn't like to sleep at night. He thinks he is part cat~ lol

Hi Diane-Thank you, for stopping by~ I hope life is going well for you~ Yes, our inner child helps us focus on magic-the ordinary kind~ You, too!

Nene-You are kind! I hope you have a lovely, lighthearted weekend~

Debi-Yes,"You Only Live Twice or so it seems,
One life for yourself and one for your dreams." -Nancy Sinatra
Thank you!

Sanaa-It is lovely we were part of this journey, together~ You are sweet~

Bjorn-You painted some fine memories yourself~ Congrats, Bjorn! I will think of you when I see Bluebells~ Thank you~


Sue-You are sweet! Thank you~
Ella said…
Izzie-It was so cool to have you be the last prompt~ I love how you challenged us~ I wanted to do different, but it is-what it is~
Thank you

Magaly-You were a magician with all your delicious wonder~ I look forward to more romps in the garden-next week-maybe! Congrats, to you~
Susie Clevenger said…
What beautiful wisdom to leave to us. Thank you for the poetry you brought to April.
Marian said…
Your poem is just beautiful, like something that wafts on the air to wake you from a pleasant dream. And your blog is looking great, too! All those publications. It looks really cool, yippee!
Hey as an aside... IF this interests you. I just learned a Blogger trick so that when you want to put a photo with a link as a widget on the side, you don't have to put a word/title in there. That was bugging me for years and I finally figured out how to have the image by itself. Let me know if you want the trick! It's simple.
xoxoxxo and whew, it's May! M.
Ella said…
Yes, Marian...email me the trick!
;D You are cute..thank you, so much!
Cheers to May!!
ellasedge@gmail.com

Susie-I enjoyed pushing myself out of a rut. Thank you~ I started this year off with a lot of life changes and I needed time out~ This poetic challenge helped me snap out of my funk~
You are sweet~
Love your poem, Ella! LOVE your blog header!!!

Thank you for your sweet comment at my blog. ♥

Happy Mother's Day and a very happy, smile-filled summer as well.
Ella said…
Thank you dani! I have been sick and am so behind on blogging. I hope your day was filled with love and flowers!!! Thank you so much~

Hi Vicki-Thank you!
Yolanda Renee said…
Amazing, simply amazing! You always are. So when is that first book of poetry coming out? I know I haven't been around a lot, so if I missed the announcement, let me know.
Nick Wilford said…
Those are some lovely last words! Sounds like you had a lot of fun with Wade.
Mary Ann Potter said…
Ellen, I bought the newest Bella Grace last evening and read your article! Loved it! Making jam called back some memories for me, too.
Cherie Reich said…
What a beautiful poem! So lyrical!
Ella said…
Thank you everyone! I will return....
I put my house on a diet~

Thank you so much!!!
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