"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Dragons Fly" big tent poetry #28 NYT best sellers list

Hiding in unlit alleys, behind seedy bars
Red Stilettos, fishnet hose
A bowie tucked between her breasts
Concealed … she waits

In a subway tunnel: as the clock strikes
midnight, she is watching you
Stalking and plotting
As her stare draws you in,
Is your fear palpable as the sweat,
on your brow

Her hostage now,
clutched in her webbed arms
Carrying you to the highest ledge of a building
Placing a slender foot over the edge
She tells you she can fly …
The girl with the dragon tattoo

38 comments:

  1. I loved all the three novels by Stieg Larsson. Lisbeth Salander rocks!

    So does your poem....

    electronically yours

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  2. Brief and twisty, with a bit of anticipation amidst the apprehension, perhaps? Liked it.

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  3. Nice suspension, good pacing. Nicely done!

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  4. wow,
    subway is a major subject when it comes to New York City.
    lovely story.

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  5. (Must be either a small Bowie knife or some large breasts!)

    I know they made a movie of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" in 2009.

    I haven't seen it yet, but I heard it's pretty interesting. And if it's half as cool as this piece, I can't wait!

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  6. Eric,
    Large breasts, very large! I did not know they made a movie about this book. Thanks.
    Pamela

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  7. Jingle yes that is true.
    When i Think about NYC, I think subway.
    Thanks.
    Pamela

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  8. Thanks G.K. and thanks for visiting.
    Pamela

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  9. hedgewitch thanks and thanks for the visit.
    Pamela

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  10. Viv,
    Glad you found it creepy.
    I just couldn't get past the title without thinking creepy.
    Pamela

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  11. Very Creepy - wasn't sure how it was going to end

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  12. Ah, you almost had me thinking it was a real dragon - I thought, of course dragons can fly! Then I realized, it's a girl - oops... Nice.

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  13. Ruth,
    I don't think a dragon would be that creepy.
    Thanks.
    Pamela

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  14. Wonderful, Pamela!! I read the first of this trilogy but found I was more fascinated by the author's complex bio - strange.

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  15. Ah, Pamela, you are becoming quite proficient at writing from the perspective of these female temptresses!

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  16. The suspense really builds, and I can feel the madness of being carried up to that building ledge, waiting for the fall! Nightmare-like.

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  17. Love the descriptions, the underworld quality of it all!

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  18. This could be turned into a very scary story! I really enjoyed it! (did you read the book you used the title from?)

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  19. I love dragon flies! Obviously a great poem!!

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  20. Pamela, I haven't read the book(s?), but I like what you did here. Love this: "A bowie tucked between her breasts.." And the ending -- caught me by surprise. Gotta love a poem that leaves us on the scary ledge of life.

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  21. Thanks Susan and I haven't read anything by this author.
    Pamela

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  22. Mary,
    Thanks and I am not sure where these are coming from. I thought, girl-dragon tattoo, well know the rest.;)
    Pamela

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  23. Thanks nan. Glad you liked it.
    Pamela

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  24. Thanks Deb and this was a great prompt.
    Pamela

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  25. Thanks Cynthia and that is a great idea, (if I was inclined to write a story). No, I haven't read anything by this author.
    Pamela

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  26. Thanks Diane and I love dragon flies and dragons, but I am not so sure about dragon tattoos.
    Pamela

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  27. Many thanks Robin, I believe it is a trilogy and I haven't read them either.
    Pamela

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  28. wow did you have to stop there? I could have kept reading had you kept on writing!

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  29. Amanda,
    I felt like I should have kept going, but I didn't want it to get too lengthy. Not a strong suit for me. Thanks.
    Pamela

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  30. Oh, wow, Pamela. This just took my breath away. Incredible story you poet-ed. Victoria C-S

    http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/worth-dying-for-big-tent-poetry/

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  31. Victoria,
    Thanks so much and thanks for visiting.
    Pamela

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  32. if you do go further we'll all be dieing to read!

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  33. Amanda,
    You're too sweet. Thanks.
    Pamela

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