Thursday, August 12, 2010

Multiple Layers

Old postcards
bound with rubber bands
Words held tight
Now quiet voices
Words once read at the mailbox
and reread over tea

These cards tell
stories with no real
end, just a
cycle of
foreign landscapes in color
a persistent past

Linda ©2010

14 comments:

  1. What a great way to look at words. Nicely done.

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  2. Very enjoyable, and a novel idea.

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  3. Ah, Linda, I have a collection of such postcards too. What to do with them now..that is the question! Nicely written.

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  4. I like the brevity of the lines - very postcard-like; it's compact, like a box of postcards is.

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  5. Nicely said, Linda. But if you keep old postcards, you realise you can never move home?!

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  6. I have a collection of post cards and other cards too. I figure they need at least a week on display, LOL. Sometimes I can toss them out after their week, sometimes I cannot. Lovely writing!

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  7. Love the image of reading the postcards at the mailbox - then again in a quieter setting and saved back indefinitely. Nice!

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  8. A very enjoyable piece!
    I love postcards sending and receiving them!
    Pamela

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  9. nicely layered and painted...thanks for sharing you words

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  10. Like the brevity of your poem and how you managed to get the whole message into a small space, something I've never been able to accomplish on a postcard. Good imager and great last line.

    Elizabeth

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  11. I love your imaginative take on the prompt! Also, you were able to covey much feeling in few words...that is always admirable to me!

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  12. 'Persistent past' is a fine phrase - It's packed full of imagery! Nice work...

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  13. I really enjoyed this. I was musing on something similar this week -- a box of letters I had collected and burned in about 20 years ago as a means of "freeing my attachments." I really wish I hadn't done that.

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