Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Magpie Tale

Willow hosts a weekly meme
Using the below photo
write a poem or vignette





I was surprised to discover that I was only two
when we moved from that house.
I remember a photograph like image
or should I say I remember the door,
remember looking up from darkness into brimming light
knowing that I was alone and mama must be somewhere
over that broken door.
I remember...darkness...light...no mama
I recorded...fear,confusion,and abandonment.
All that power in one door
held within.


Magpie Tale of fiction # 36

27 comments:

  1. Suz---

    I had not even thought about how scary those doors must be to kids. Well done!

    (and I love the image of the light "brimming")

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  2. Very powerful words. Really able to evoke emotions with such simple words. You got talent lady!

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  3. So amazing that you can remember this much from such a young age. Nice Mag!

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  4. What memories you have! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Suz,
    How true: the impressions of childhood stay with us forever!
    rel

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  6. This reminded me of the time my mom disappeared into the surf while we were at the beach...I panicked!

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  7. Yes this image can bring back a memory of abandonment and loneliness...so hard on little ones and the little one within each of us....well done Suz...bkm

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  8. I've heard it said that first born children's earliest memories are of looking up at something like a door handle. Made me wonder if the author was first born.

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  9. Very powerful words Suz. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. The images during childhood creates the most lasting and poweful impressions.

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  11. Nice Mag! I love that you bundled all that up in memory! Thanks

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  12. As a child, it was always my goal to open a door on my own. As an adult, I'm pleased to say my curiosity for what lies beyonds doors, hasn't dwindled.

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  13. Nice magpie suz, early memories definitely linger.

    My Magpie

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  14. What a wonderful poem..children never forget..a memory for a lifetime!

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  15. Wow what intense feelings that provokes. Nice job!

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  16. you made my lip quiver....suz!

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  17. Powerful imagery - I really liked this.

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  18. Nice Magpie- a bit scary waiting for Mom.

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  19. oh i feel this one deeply...the isolation so far away and unable to see her on the other side...great magpie!

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  20. Now that can be scary to a little one,
    You captured that feeling in a few words so very eloquently with your good use of descriptives. A tight write well crafted.


    Cheers,
    Joanny

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