Sunday, June 27, 2010

bygones

that old pottery ochre mug
sits light in the darkest of corners
I imagine bygones

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English Haiku: 6-8-6

25 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Such things are good for bringing back memories.

Loch Rob said...

It is amazing how things we have, old and new, bring back memories and thoughts of days gone by.

Ramesh Sood said...

I am sure these are pleasant bygones..

Sandra (if) said...

simple and evocative...!

Dances With Loons said...

Yes, one object can recall a thousand memories, very nice, thanks.

Stan Ski said...

Time has a way of corrupting memories.

Harshad mehta said...

Beautiful.

Bygones are never really so. Well put in words.

Elizabeth said...

Talismans speak in different voices on different days. Really like the softness here that suggests deeper shadows.

ELizabeth

Andree said...

That happens so often to me: an object or color will trigger strong memories.

Mary said...

It is nice to have things around that trigger memories!

http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2010/06/contemplation.html

Systematic Weasel said...

A wonderful take on both prompts (OSI and Writer's Island)! It's amazing the power of a small object when it brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!

-Weasel

Tammie said...

amazing how a mug can hold memories...

Diane T said...

Straight forward and reminiscent! Truly lovely!

http://troublebeingstrong.blogspot.com/2010/06/to-have-wings-of-bird.html

Wayne Pitchko said...

WOW...nicely done Gautami...I have a couple of treasures sitting on a shelf...thanks for your words

Pam said...

"sits light in the darkest corner" - wonderful - I could see it glowing!

Jim said...

Very wonderfully said, Tami.

Had I an ochre mug
pretty in its own way
in-law would break it
..

Ralf Bröker said...

Very poetic. But I don't agree with that note about English haiku: neither 5-7-5 not 6-8-6 is correct, for every verse has its own cadence.

Best wishes
Ralf

keiths ramblings said...

I bet it could tell a tale or two!Neat and to the point.

SandyCarlson said...

It's interesting how objects can stir the memory. Nicely done.

vivienne blake said...

I like this, a lot. It explains why I keep a load of tat around the house. Memories. Like the wonky pottery figure of a lady in a hat (re-stuck many times) that my son made early in his school years.

Tumblewords: said...

I love this!

ravenswingpoetry.com said...

It's interesting how some of the most mundane objects bring back our memories. I like this.

-Nicole

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Tami, this is a great read and reminder how we link the past with objects. Well done.

Melanie

one more believer said...

gathering dust in the odd way our precious items do when we turn around and view the memory within...

SandyCarlson said...

Your prompt "roads" comes up Sunday at OSI. Do you have a poem and/or image for us?