Thursday, July 1, 2010

Magpie Twenty One ~ Attic Treasure






bound together
tattered, torn beyond hope
remnants from the past
unfulfilled dreams
yearnings vanquished forever

wrapped neatly in grief
pipe dreams in living color
 forgotten








35 comments:

  1. I know you were writing about the firecrackers in the image but I pictured my old record albums. "Found and found again / only to be forgotten / remnants of the past" How true.

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  2. Thats such a lovely and poignant piece,
    'found and found again' so true but sad. great magpie.

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  3. I loved this poem. "Neatly wrapped in grief . . . Pipe dreams in living color" -- what a great image. Nicely done!

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  4. both beautiful and sad....I have missed visiting your site! :)

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  5. Its amazing how many sad words have been conjured by the magpie this week. "Like unfulfilled dreams" so true. The attic such a sad place.

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  6. Found and found again...remnants of the past. The repetition underscores the sadness of your piece. Lovely, sad Magpie.

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  7. Insightful, writing on the shape ignoring the function. Pipes of dreams indeed!

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  8. This is a tribute to that part of your life, to all our lives...
    Written with the emotion of a lover of life, written with the art of a painter and written with the soul of a survivor!
    (hugs)

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  9. Beautiful! After I took the photo, I loved how they looked like bolts of old fabric...forgotten pipe dreams.

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  10. I love it!!

    just great.

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  11. What a beautiful magpie exploding with memories!

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  12. It's amazing what you can find in an attic or basement. What undone projects will I leave behind?

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  13. Dear Helen: This is an amazing poem, reminds me of a prayer in Greek style of epic poetry and tragic drama. I can see this as a Greek play as per Homer. There is this echoing essence in your poem which is haunting and memorable. The firecrackers hold onto a hope which is not realized; unfufilled "remanants of the past". Excellent meme!

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  14. Wonderful and is it not amazing how a simple object from the past has such a profound effect on our emotions....bkm

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  15. THat was really beautiful. Loved the visual image you drew so eloquently

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  16. Poignant. Probing. Picturesque.

    You should be proud of this one, Helen...And I just love three lined stanzas !

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  17. i loved the repetition. nice approach on firecrackers and their comparison to "remnants of the past" loved!

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  18. An absolutely wonderful, and inspired piece. Great job!

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  19. Lovely take on the picture as bolts of fabric and remnants of the past..

    Christine

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  20. the finding again and again..is almost worth the loosing...love the repitition of the piece..

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  21. That was very beautiful! I loved it. Got dust in my nose by the end, you put me there!

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  22. I would like to follow your blog, and read you again. Couldn't find where to sign up?

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  23. I've looked all up and down your blog....I still don't find where to sign in to follow? But I would like to.

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  24. Hello Helen, very nice magpie. They all look sort of haggard to me. I never did like firecrackers, one of my kiddos, when about three, used to call them firecrackens. Thanks for stopping by.
    QMM

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  25. Ah, the beauty and the horror of unrecorded memory. Lovely sentiment.

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  26. Hmmmm, "remnants of the past"...we're surrounded by them.
    Thank you.

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  27. Love the rhythm and words in this piece - remnants of the past are found in the most unsuspected places.

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  28. "neatly wrapped in grief, Pipe dreams in living colours" This sentence really sstood out for me. Lovely work! Thanks for a great read!

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  29. So heartfelt...memories flow..and surface forever..very good...

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  30. Very lovely, l;ike memories ebbing and flowing with the tides of time.

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  31. Helen,
    Remnant of the past show up in the darndest places. You poemed it well.
    rel

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  32. loved how you made the past present-great magpie!

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