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.
Thats such a lovely and poignant piece,'found and found again' so true but sad. great magpie.
I loved this poem. "Neatly wrapped in grief . . . Pipe dreams in living color" -- what a great image. Nicely done!
Beautiful and poignant. Wonderful Magpie!!
both beautiful and sad....I have missed visiting your site! :)
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.
Found and found again...remnants of the past. The repetition underscores the sadness of your piece. Lovely, sad Magpie.
Insightful, writing on the shape ignoring the function. Pipes of dreams indeed!
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)
Beautiful! After I took the photo, I loved how they looked like bolts of old fabric...forgotten pipe dreams.
I love it!!just great.loveNlightGabi
What a beautiful magpie exploding with memories!
It's amazing what you can find in an attic or basement. What undone projects will I leave behind?
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!
Wonderful and is it not amazing how a simple object from the past has such a profound effect on our emotions....bkm
THat was really beautiful. Loved the visual image you drew so eloquently
Poignant. Probing. Picturesque.You should be proud of this one, Helen...And I just love three lined stanzas !
lovely in it's simplicity
i loved the repetition. nice approach on firecrackers and their comparison to "remnants of the past" loved!
An absolutely wonderful, and inspired piece. Great job!
Lovely take on the picture as bolts of fabric and remnants of the past..Christine
the finding again and again..is almost worth the loosing...love the repitition of the piece..
That was very beautiful! I loved it. Got dust in my nose by the end, you put me there!
I would like to follow your blog, and read you again. Couldn't find where to sign up?
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.
Thanks Now I can!
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
Ah, the beauty and the horror of unrecorded memory. Lovely sentiment.
Hmmmm, "remnants of the past"...we're surrounded by them.Thank you.
Love the rhythm and words in this piece - remnants of the past are found in the most unsuspected places.
"neatly wrapped in grief, Pipe dreams in living colours" This sentence really sstood out for me. Lovely work! Thanks for a great read!
So heartfelt...memories flow..and surface forever..very good...
Very lovely, l;ike memories ebbing and flowing with the tides of time.
Helen,Remnant of the past show up in the darndest places. You poemed it well.rel
loved how you made the past present-great magpie!