6.15.2010

A Tuesday Tale . . .

 
  


Souvenir


a story, sharp and waiting

for spilling

its clutch of memory

lift it and look

the dustless circle sits

carefully, a destination

self contained

collected amid relics

and retired, left

forgotten on the shelf


                                                                                                            -- smh



This little poem is today's
Magpie Tale --
You should write your own!
(and please remember to share it with the class . . . )




             

12 comments:

Helen said...

My favorite words? 'dustless circle' ... so many images and thoughts come to my mind! Your Magpie is wonderful.

willow said...

I adore a sharp and waiting story!

mypoeticlicense said...

I'm with Helen, that "dustless circle" stuck out to me...wonderful image.

- Dina

Lena said...

The dustless circle is my favourite bit, too! There's a lot of them in my house!

RA said...

I like the idea of a story about to be born....

Lyn said...

"Clutch of memory"...I really like that...super Mag!

kathew said...

dustless circle....a familiar sight-lovely Magpie

soundoffreedom said...

the dustless circle...nice phrase..Great Magpie

Stafford Ray said...

I dunno about dustless circles. None of them in my house, girls!
A story (sharp and) waitng for spilling. Yes, that got me.

luanne said...

You paint such vivid images with so few well-chosen words, and I really admire your ability to do that.

You've made a Magpie fan of me for sure (no, not a participant yet -- too intimidating!)...

susan m hinckley said...

C'mon, LuAnne! I have it on good authority that you can write (in addition to everything else you're good at) . . . so dive in! The magpie-ers are nothing but friendly.

Tumblewords: said...

its clutch of memory - a delightful phrase and only one of several in this delightful piece.

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