Monday, 30 June 2014

My Mermaid


There was a sparkle in his eyes.

I sensed my creation’s cries.

Beautiful fashionable mermaid sitting on a rock by the sea - stock photo


I knew my mermaid has power.

I realized art metamorphoses man into robber.



As insanity gripped him, I watched shocked.

Note- If you’re on your way, my mermaid is locked...


My 42 Words Poem for YeahWriteMe#16

34 comments:

  1. Wow, Anita. Sadly, art does sometime evoke greed instead of appreciation.

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    1. Yes, Kiran. There are thieves all around. But, a great work of art can tempt & turn even a normal person into a thief! :)

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    1. Welcome to my Blog! Thanks for the appreciation :)

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  3. Interesting metaphor -- and twist to the prompt!

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by & for reading & commenting :)

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  4. Beautiful! I never thought about this aspect once , but as a coincidence I am watching the film Gambit where a Monet is stolen :-)
    Thanks for your visit and appreciation Anita, glad to find your blog today, caught up with quite a few posts n loved them!

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    1. Thanks Padmaja for your visit & for your nice words :) Welcome to my space!
      When I think of Mermaid, I think of the FairyTale- Little Mermaid & the statue to commemorate Hans Christian Anderson. Glad you liked my poem :)

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  5. this mermaid is not for sale...it was one of the things I thought when I started writing. It's a treasure and not on the market.
    Loved the analogy.

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    1. Yes Kir! This treasure is not for Sale! Carefully preserved in locker :)
      Thanks for visiting my Blog & sharing your words. I treasure them :)

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  6. Wow Anita, I loved how you've composed it. the idea struck me too, but I didn't know how to give it words. And I cannot find a better way than this now :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Soumyaa for such kind words :)
      Great minds think alike! Glad you liked it!

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  7. who tool that picture the second one .. :)
    and sadly yes man can do anything to make a bit of money .. and art is very very expensive ..

    Bikram

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    1. The second pic is from the prompt, Bikram :)
      Yes, man's intentions get spoilt the moment he finds something that's worth it...

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  8. Wow! A mermaid :) Good one, Anita!

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    1. Thanks Aathira :) Mermaids are interesting!

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  9. I really like how the speaker is so in tune with the creation, to hear its cries.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Welcome to my space :)
      That's what art does to the artist as she is in tune with her masterpiece...

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  10. What a great twist and take on the prompt. I loved this!!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting & for such nice words.
      Delighted that you loved it :)

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  11. Mermaid as a creation and narrator as creator -- nice perspective on the prompt.

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    1. That's right, Meg. Thanks for stopping by & for your appreciation!

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  12. Wow, this is wonderful. I love the point of view of the creator.

    And I also love that it's near impossible to steal it from him

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    1. Welcome to my Blog! Thanks for your wonderful words.
      The creator has safely kept her work of art lest it be stolen or tempt the intentions of onlookers :)

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  13. Good, good stuff here. I enjoy your writing. Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my Blog & sharing such nice words :) Glad you enjoyed reading this :)

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  14. Ah, the power of the mermaid! Great obsessive rhyme at the end.

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    1. Welcome here Kymm :) Thanks for your appreciation :)

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  15. i loved the metaphor you used !

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  16. You are a great writer Anita, but, frankly, I didn't understand what was this poem about.... :( Hmmm, hope to gain more knowledge to understand poems better... In fact, I look for meanings of many words after reading your posts :) Ummm, I believe that is the way to grow :) And, you are helping me grow!

    TC! Keep smiling :)

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    1. Oh Ok! Never mind, Sindhu! Actually, I haven't shared the prompt & hence you have faced the difficulty to understand.
      This poem was for the prompt- "Are you on your way to steal my mermaid?"
      I have tried to answer the above question. If you are on your way to steal my awesome work of art- a pretty mermaid statue, then I have kept it locked as it's so amazing that people try to steal it the moment they see it!!!
      A great work of art can turn a sane person insane and a good man into a thief :)

      Sindhu, thanks for such nice words. Yes, we are all helping one another to grow.
      Even I love the lovely company & feel blessed :)

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