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My Friday Secret Images: The Corpus Christi Clock

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In my earlier blog post today, Secrets and Lies, I mentioned that I would be revealing one of my secret sources of inspiration. Well here it is, The Corpus Christi Clock in Cambridge, a stunning timepiece that is featured in my writing. The clock is a very popular tourist attraction that’s frequently photographed. People tend to respond to the clock in many different ways. I found the grasshopper thought provoking and weird looking. What do you think? Are you enticed by its fine gossamer wings, or repelled by its stinging tail?

I discovered a couple of interesting videos on Youtube about the Corpus Christi Clock and I’ve shared these on my Tumblr site, here’s the link: http://kyrosmagica.tumblr.com/.

I’m not going to tell you any more about the grasshopper other than to say he plays a very interesting part in the mysterious Crystal Cottage.

I’m excited to say that writing inspiration can be found everywhere, all you have to do is look with a keen eye. Museums, Art and Photography displays can provide such a wonderful source of ideas. In fact, I’m desperate to visit the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to view the Silent Partners Artist & Mannequin from Function to Fetish exhibition. Sounds weird but interesting! It’s free too, where else can you get entertainment for free? Ok, libraries you say. C’est Vrai. Absolutely.

Here’s the link and trailer about the Fitzwilliam’s Silent Partner’s exhibition: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/silentpartners/

Enjoy. Have a very Happy Weekend, and if you’ve been shopping this Black Friday hope you’re aren’t too exhausted. I’ve ignored the Blackest of temptations and stayed well away from the shopping queues. How about you?

Photos: My own.

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The Clock of Life Affirming Energy

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There’s a clock inside my head,

Ticking, slicing,

The cogs keep  turning,

The metal never stops

 

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I talk to you, a white divide,

Your lower lip is  open,

My voice clamped shut,

Rigid, a metal brace

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 I see blue,

Dreams of you,

Your perfection astounds me,

I clench my jaw and scream.

 

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 My eye is blue, black, iris,

My legs black in motion,

My lashes mascara thick,

I cannot blink.

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The pathway of  my life,

Is a cobweb’s mesh,

Fine, illusive,

A Gossamer dream

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Those Dandelion seed heads,

Stand atop metal,  blue sky stalks,

My time piece floods,

A blue black rust.

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 My hour glass is nearly empty,

It slips and slides,

Filling up,

Last threads of life affirming energy.

Copyright – Marjorie Mallon.

All images courtesy of http://www.pixabay.com

 

 

 

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