Wednesday, 26 September 2012


“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.” - Albert Einstein

The creative meme of Magpie Tales this week has chosen “Flying Down”, 2006, by David Salle to stimulate the imagination of participants. Here is my contribution:
The Fall
The shot rang out
Crashing into the silence
Like a falling crystal chandelier
On marble floor.

Icarus fell precipitously
With a comet trail of feathers
And a gush of blood
Swallowed up by a hungry sea.

My fear of flying
Proved justified as I fell,
After I fell for you,
And then fell out of your favour.
A vortex swallows up all my debris
The hungry maws of Charybdis
Consume all of my hopes
My dreams fuel the gnashing Scylla’s jaws.
A flight of fancy,
An ill-fated pleasure trip,
A fall, a rough landing, a crash,
And a death foretold by myth, or was it the tarot?


  1. wow - that is simply superb
    i can feel the emotion


  2. Oh what a fall!

    Excellent write.

    Anna :o]

  3. So worth waiting for your poem !! Awesome.

  4. I could hear the crash of that chandelier...wonderful write...

  5. What joy to find the words Charybdis and Tarot on the same piece! :) Great Magpie.