Monday, July 17, 2017

IT'S TRADITION

Time for a quadrille.  The word
is "flicker".
Submitted to dVerse Quadrille #36
July 17, 2017
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Evening campfire.

Amid night sounds
the flames flicker
and memories unfold
family stories of
those long gone
but remembered still .

Young ones listen.
One day they’ll tell
the next generation
the campfire stories
of who we are, and
from whence we came.

It’s tradition
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25 comments:

  1. And the circle keeps turning. It's been so very long since I sat at a camp fire. I wonder if they still tell ghost storied.

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  2. this feels so familiar, story telling round the camp-fire- how we pass on our values and meanings. Lovely write. Loved remembering those flames and the warmth.

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  3. It's a funny thing about passing on stories, that you need to do it by firelight. Lovely evocation.

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  4. I love the firelight keeping traditions alight. Fires are so primal. Maybe the stories go right back to the beginning...

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    1. Tim - I enjoyed your poem. For whatever reason, I seem to be unable to comment on your work.

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  6. Can hear the flames and crackle of twigs. Lovely evocative poem.

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  7. I love the family traditions and way these stories are passed on Bev ~ Thank you for being part of our journey ~

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  8. Love your tale of tradition--it's the oral tradition that is fading all around us, storytelling. As poets, in some ways, we carry on the tradition.

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  9. The flickering fire seems to burn in those memories and make new ones at the same time.

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  10. It's great you tell campfire stories. Wonderful tradition!

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  11. Family stories are so important!

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  12. A most satisfying read, Bev! Pass the marshmallows, please. I grew up around a campfire just a few hours north of Indy and even here in Orlando our winters are cool enough to have a fire pit out back. It is the place of stories. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Lovely use of flicker. I also agree that family stories are important and should be passed on.

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  14. At least two things flicker in the poem. I hope there's interest in the flickerings of family in mine. I don't think there are many brave attempts

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  15. This brings back fun memories of camping during the summers when I was a teenager.

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  16. Lovely flickering flame creating unforgettable moments! May that pass on...

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  17. Campfire stories are the best!!

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  18. Sharing stories in a circle, a time to bond. I do enjoy sitting by a fire listening to the wood crackle and pop.

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  19. Great tradition, which I've never had the pleasure to experience. Hope I get the chance.

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  20. Well.....all of our vacations with our children involved tent camping. Our children are now in their forties, with children of their own, carrying on the tradition. There is nothing as magical as sitting round a campfire, the stars overhead, staring into the flames and feeling the love of family. Lovely!

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  21. The flickering fire, ancient medium of memory collecting.:-)

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  22. A wonderfully warm family tradition, Bev!

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  23. Love this - life going full circle. I have never sat round a campfire ever, seems I missed out on wonderful times.
    Anna :o]

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  24. Long may it continue in the flicker of the fire.

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