Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sea Elf Blooms the Desert

Chihuly’s Fiori di Como 
 cartoonified photo © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

Sea elf
took his
raspberry lantern
and journeyed to the desert lands

to look for
new places to play,
new tunes to be hummed,
and friends to be made.

He crafted
his hut
next to
a whispering tree
and blew
his glass bugle
in a mad-fantastic

of starlight
and twilight
and the moon (to make them swoon)

and if you don’t believe me
you should see
the cobalt blue
of never-give-up
sky anemones.

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner

Above is a cartoonified photo I took of Dale Chihuly’s Fiori di Como at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  Chihuly’s work is amazing and even more inspiring to me is his story of losing an eye in an accident and a few years later injuring his shoulder but continuing on with his glass blowing dream.  Click the highlighted links to see/read more if you’re interested.  Amazing, inspiring, beautiful stuff.

For Claudia’s Poetics-taking a ride on the color wheel at dVerse, which I am too late for so I'll be linking to OpenLinkNight, which I’m a bit late to as well, but hey the doors are still open!


Claudia said...

oh i def. have to check him out... love the raspberry lantern...making new friends is cool...and oh i DO like the never-give-up
sky anemones.... like he didn't give up... so encouraging..

Truedessa said...

the best place to craft a hut is next to a whispering ears would be eager to listen.

Grace said...

What a lovely mad-fanstastic symphony ~ Will check out the link ~ His work is very inspiring ~

Brian Miller said...

ha. sky anemones...what a fantastical red...made me smile...which is good today...i wanna see him too...smiles.

Ella said...

Gorgeous! I want to be a sea elf! I love this one Jennifer and the sky anemones are brilliant~ So fun~ I was thinking about you wondering how you were doing~ @>---------------
I too will check out the link-thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love how YOU played with Chihuly's work. He is so talented and you've portrayed this so well in your ekphrasis. So much color and playfulness.

colleen said...

The colors in the photo blew me away. I love the play in the poem and your take on forget-me-not sky anemones.

Karen said...

Love the playfulness and feeling of a story to tell around the campfire (in the desert, of course)!

flaubert said...

Beautifully playful sounds in your inspired poem, Jennifer. I will check him out, thanks.


Lisa A. Williams said...

A joyful and lovely poem, Jennifer. Made me smile.

ayala said...

Love this and I love Chihuly . His museum in Seattle is amazing! :)

janetld said...

I'll have to check out the link too. As others have said, what a joyful, fun poem!

Anonymous said...

very cool, Jennifer ~

brudberg said...

This gave me such a warm moment in a November bus..

Vandana Sharma said...

This is amazing and it has a very happy tone to it.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

To me, this is a poem of hope :)

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

So beautiful Jennifer!

Mystic_Mom said...

Cool, I like this.

Susie Clevenger said...

"raspberry lantern" that. "cobalt blue of never-give-up sky anemones" Nothing like flowering hope blooming in the sky...beautiful piece!

Wendy Bourke said...

I love the way that color, light and sound tell an enchanting story in this piece, Jennifer. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your poem! Especially ~
" and blew
his glass bugle
in a mad-fantastic

…of starlight
and twilight
and the moon (to make them swoon)…"

great to see you, Jennifer!