“pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”*

- Rebeca Cygnus

 Rebeca Cygnus

Are you there, my faerie childe

Fey, spun off moonbeams

Translucent gem

My neck to adore, to adorn

That infinite infinitesimal mirror

Of separation

Your tatterdemalion fingernails

Peck away at mercury’s curtain

Unveil what dwells behind the mirror

Scribbled and scratched for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #78

* The Wizard, The Wizard of Oz


15 thoughts on ““pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”*

  1. Ida P. Krause September 19, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Very interesting take. I had not heard the “tatterdemalion” expression before so I looked it up. Great written visual description of her hands. – It’s neat to read others interpretations of this prompt.


    • phylor September 19, 2015 / 11:15 pm

      Thanks — tatterdemalion was in a recent wordle challenge. I love learning new words, and was glad to be about to use it!
      I, too, love how people respond to a prompt. Each vision reflects the viewer. Some common threads emerge which is fascinating, as are the ones that see such a different story in the image.


  2. Oliana September 17, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    I love this!! you scratch such lovely stories:)


    • phylor September 18, 2015 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you!
      Writing often reminds me of childhood searches for shale/slate “paper” and compatible rocky stylus.

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      • Oliana September 18, 2015 / 7:28 pm

        Oh my!!! I had completely forgotten about that!!! How that was fun to do!! and what about those giant mushrooms…I would try to write on them too.


        • phylor September 18, 2015 / 10:49 pm

          Puff balls?
          growing up out of grassy areas without a stem/cap configuration?
          Never tried to draw on a mushroom. What a wonderful idea!


          • Oliana September 19, 2015 / 12:19 am

            …it’s very tricky!


            • phylor September 19, 2015 / 4:25 pm

              Did you use a “magic” marker?


  3. mindlovemisery September 16, 2015 / 3:17 am

    How gorgeous is this and I love that you are keeping tatterdemalion alive =)


  4. summerstommy2 September 15, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    I think you have scribbled and scratch in a most excellent manner dear friend. I did enjoy your take on the image.


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