Friday, June 11, 2010

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt Eighteen

history in lead

a mug of memories
grips fables of
Bessie, Edward and

our histories
packed in lead:
each word, every chapter
sharpened to
the sky,

waiting to be
written again
and again.

Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo prompt courtesy of Willow of Magpie Tales


  1. I love the entire second stanza, the metaphors are great!

  2. very nice, our histories packed in lead....well done....bkm

  3. Both pieces rock, Rick! I love Efficient Agony, and keep reading it again. I also love the idea of histories packed in lead.

    Great Magpies!

  4. I love the idea you've expressed here. A great poem, and a beautiful interpretation of the prompt. In fact, your piece has inspired me and given me some ideas. For this, I thank you :)

  5. I love the notion of the chapters being sharpened to the sky! Nice, Rick.

  6. such images
    a wonderful poem
    and I love the notion of the chapters bveing sharpened to the sky too!
    Glad you're back...been thinking about you and your family

  7. Amazing symbolism! A simply wonderful piece.

  8. A good take on the recurring themes of human nature.

  9. I like the way you went with this one.
    Love your blog! :-)

  10. Aoife, thanks for your encouragement!

    Sign...visited you briefly and look forward to reading your work. I've been preoccupied for a couple of weeks and will visit again. Thanks for stopping by..

    Brenda, Carrie Yemalla, thank you all for visiting and for your kind comments. I'll be coming 'round to your sites as well!

    Willow, as always, you challenge us to use our brains! Thank you for your encouragement!

    Sam, your comments are very kind. You absolutely inspire many of us and your work is terrific!

    Suz, Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Yes it's been a difficult 9 days. It all hasn't quite sunk in for me just yet. This week I've thought about what to get for Father's Day, then I remember...but we continue the lessons of life.

    Paul, some of those recurring themes of human nature might be better left alone!! LOL.

    Thanks to you all for visiting!

  11. Life is a circle, rewritten and remembered. Nice post!

  12. "Our histories packed in lead"... like it...bkm

  13. Fantastic poem Rick, every line mattered and in so few words you said so much.

  14. nicely done rick...and hope you have many more stories to write...nice magpie!

  15. Yes, stories written again and again... many pencils to put a fresh point at each telling. Loved it.

  16. Hey you got me with the title, and keep throwing around the idea in my mind. And "waiting to be written again and again..." Love that. Love your magpie.

  17. Your magpie was strong and inspiring ....