Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday poem and Magpie tale #46


I think Rick started it....
I'm certain he was hungering for a Magpie challenge
and when Tess posted her most luscious poem at
he couldn't help himself
 hope you don't mind ,Willow

  I took the opportunity to use your image


OH! it is a Magpie Tale!
goodie!


Leather gloves holding a memory of her
The bend of her pinkie finger shows
in the stillness of them lying on the table
I slip my hand gently into the soft leather
and want to find her there
in the worn folds of kid skin
just like I sought her in the empty chair
 that holds the worn oak
 echoes of her hands,
But,she floats in and out like the breeze
through the cracked window on a hot night
...bringing little relief

18 comments:

  1. Oh my, I like this one!
    we seek people who are gone in the most varied places and sometimes it takes us
    to surprising outcome- thanks and glad for the visit!

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  2. Oh, so lovely, Suz! Today it snows, and you speak of hot nights. It's the way to have it all! Thanks

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  3. 'I slip my hand gently into the soft leather and want to find her there..' Those lines are just beautiful - haunting and sweet.

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  4. Beautiful lines, especially "that holds the worn oak / echoes of her hands" The ending is very powerful too.

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  5. Suz this is a favorite for me....so many wonderful lines in this one! :-)

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  6. Suz,
    Amazing how an image can be brought to the fore simply by touching an object that was in contact with another.
    rel

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  7. Gloves do hold a person's imprint don't they ...I love your reference to memories floating in and out, they do bring very little relief.

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  8. oh i could totally see myself doing this...great poem..

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  9. Suz it is an awesome poem, one of your best. Well done, I love it.

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  10. Oh my gosh, Suz, you are such an amazing writer. I love the phrase, "echoes of her hands". I hope you will still visit my blog after you become poet laureate.

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  11. Happy New Year
    I enjoy reading your posts ,its like each word is felt within ,very amazing feeling



    http://soulwanderingsoul.blogspot.com/

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  12. Very nice, Suz. I hope you will also link this lovely piece to Magpie!

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  13. lovely write Suz, "wanting to find her there"....floating in and out...lots of feeling in this pair of gloves....Have a wonderful New Year....blessings...bkm

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  14. this is breathtakingly beautiful

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  15. A beautiful poem filled with love.

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  16. I don't think I ever told you that I really like your posts. They are so attractive the way you arrange things

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  17. Suz this is amazing and perfect...i love it! Happy New Year! :-)

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