Saturday, June 27, 2020

Sunday Muse #114

Sunday Muse #114, and we’re
Presented with a photo for
Inspiration … a single rose
lost in the mists of time (at least
that’s what I saw).
Submitted June 27, 2020
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Page 96
I turned the well-worn page
in the tattered book of poems as
I sat in my favorite used book
store on a rainy afternoon. There,
perfectly pressed, was a single red
rose.  Someone’s memory, I mused,
and pondered the occasion.  Then
I noted the title on the stained page
 … “Broken Promises”… and I saw it all
 as a captured moment, a time capsule 
of sorrow.  I left it undisturbed 
for the next reader to pull the dusty 
little book from the shelf … the next 
to consider the story on
Page 96

12 comments:

  1. I always find that markers of past emotion are always particularly poignant. Sadness now is simply sadness. Sadness in say 1962 or 1928 has a certain romance, doesn't it?

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  2. A perfect mystery to linger over. I am missing used book store at the moment & looking forward to returning to them.

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  3. Ah, the emotion that must have gone into that act. Poignant words.

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  4. Oh Beverly this is an amazing poem! Full with depth and beauty as are memories. I love this!

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  5. I love this ... now I am imagining what might going on by the time one gets to page 250!

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  6. A page in history with lots of eventualities to provoke the mind. It can lead to a start of a new poem,in fact! A good twist Bev!

    Hank

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  7. "I left it undisturbed
    for the next reader to pull the dusty
    little book from the shelf" -- great!

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  8. This is a wonderful poem of mystery. I can picture the rose resting in the worn pages. I am now pondering the story on page 96.

    … “Broken Promises”… and I saw it all
    as a captured moment, a time capsule

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  9. Goodness this is so beautiful. It went straight to my heart. I love how the tiny book was left for someone else to ponder the rose and poem.

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  10. I see we both interpreted this as a memento to lost things.. Yours is however infinitely more captivating and hopeful in a counter intuitive way...

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  11. Yes, it is better to let others discover this as well.

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  12. Your pants, they bother me. Take them off! Hey, i am looking for an online sexual partner ;) Click on my boobs if you are interested (. )( .)

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