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Monday, October 24, 2016

That Recipe (Quadrille)


Prompt: Quadrille incorporating 'spark'...


That Recipe



All alone on the fourth of July and I…

think it’s gonna be just another night, but…

on the vault of the sky, I spy sparks

melting in the dark like MacArthur’s Park

and rising within me is a thrill to a call:

free!




(All thanks and apologies to Richard Harris)

33 comments:

  1. What a moment to be there all alone and see, and watch the firework... it could be a very freeing sensation... it could also leave you even more alone.

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    1. You make me consider a star in the sky - so distant from any other - yet never alone b/c there are so many.

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  2. I LOVE this thought: "on the vault of the sky"
    How gorgeous, and profound. This makes the stars treasure, yes?

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  3. Love the reference to McArthur Park - I used to love that song when I was a kid. The first concept single.

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    1. Was it you who left the cake out in the rain?

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  4. On the vault of sky.. oh yes! ❤️

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  5. I liked the idea of sparks melting in the dark which is what fireworks seem to do.

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    1. fire and water... so different and yet...

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  6. I love that moment - the vault of the sky & sparks ~

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    1. I wish I were a graphic artist so that I could render it visually. But hey, we're poets right? Our MINDS are graphic art.

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  7. Free, indeed. Those spark synonymous with celebrating freedom in my mind.

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    1. Freedom... such an elusive concept. Yet undoubtedly sometimes one feels it.

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  8. Nicely done..,like the vault of the sky and the call to freedom...

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    1. Hey thotpurge. It's a call to be heeded for sure.

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  9. McArthur Park! pleasant memories on the song! And certainly nice to be free to watch the fireworks even though alone!

    Hank

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    1. Definitely. Hard to think about those who don't get to look at the sky except maybe an hour a day in the yard, eh?

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  10. "and rising within me is a thrill to a call:

    free!"

    ~I feel there's more to these lines. Deep and profound.

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    1. Really makes me ask myself - what does free mean to me?

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  11. Wow, you brought back memories for me with the mention of McArther Park and Richard Harris with this one. I've often been moved watching those fireworks on the Fourth of July. We do have a lot to be grateful for.

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    1. Indeed. I do consider myself something of a patriot when it comes right down to it. Lots of people seem to think that the old USA is pretty much a failed or flailing experiment, but all in all it seems to me a smashing success!

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  12. Just love the sound of "I spy sparks melting in the dark".

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    1. Blow on the horn long enough, a little music might come out. Hehe. Thanks for visiting Mish.

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  13. Wonderful little Quadrille. I love your rhyming throughout.

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  14. A clever recipe worth sharing!

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  15. MacArthur’s Park that term
    alone for place of
    disco in the
    70's can
    never be
    redone
    as spark
    of Nature's
    liGht in Dance of FReED..:)

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