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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Memory (Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux)


A crisp, kick-the-can silhouette glares

in the forefront of her aquatic mind.

Out of reach, shadows emerge and

fade like trick lighting on a stage

edged in wisps of names, places,

long-ago emotion.
 
 
 
     
 
33 words inspired by the photograph. Photo credit: Bérenger ZYLA / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND
         

36 comments:

  1. this is beautiful, Kymm. I like the pace and the poignant emotions.

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  2. Oh lovely! I like the aquatic mind (:

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    1. You like the aquatic mind now, from a distance, but just give it another 25 years or so...
      Thanks, Draug!

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  3. Memories are like that, faded and wispy around the edges.

    Beautifully written!

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    1. Most memories, and most of them lately. Thanks, Renee!

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  4. "A crisp, kick-the-can silhouette glares.."what a beautifully sharp opening line & ending so softly,like a forgotten footfall!Loved it Kymm.

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    1. Hmm, if I had more words, I'd surely include forgotten footfall. Thank you so much, Atreyee!

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  5. Beautiful. Really felt the memories come and go, and remain just slightly out of reach.

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    1. Ha, just wait a few years. Thank you Sarah!

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  6. Gorgeous writing Kymm! I'm always so eager to read your submissions. Love the imagery - especially the idea of trick lighting. Awesome job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Suzanne! What a lovely thing to say.

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  7. I love this poem. The imagery is wonderful.

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  8. "A crisp, kick-the-can silhouette..."

    Love this wording.

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    1. Glad for the love. Thanks, Jess!

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  9. Kymm, thanks for the link1 I love the idea of this scene being in someone's mind; things come and go in memories, don't they? "fade like trick lighting on the stage" was, for me, the most potent image. I wish I could have thought of something for that prompt, but I came up dry. You rocked it. Peace, Amy
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    1. Things do come and go in memories. Memories come and go. And go. ha ha
      Thanks Amy!

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    1. So glad for the love. Thanks, Renada!

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  11. Wisps of memory is such an accurate description. I often feel as though some important information lies just out of sight, a wisp of something, and if only I can grab it, I will remember everything. Of course, there's more wisps where that came from!

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    1. Yes, that thing that's right on the tip of your tongue... And the wisps just get wispier.
      Thanks, Tina!

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  12. My memory is far more 'whispier' than what it was... I relate and enjoyed ...emotions remain - memories fade.

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    1. Wispier and wispier... Thank you, Rambly!

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  13. "A crisp, kick-the-can silhouette" caught my imagination right from the word go, great work!

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  14. Very nice take on the prompt. I like how the words flowed. Very smooth and even with their rhythm.

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  15. Out of reach, shadows emerge and fade.....Very interesting thoughts.

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  16. Dream-like. I esp like her 'aquatic mind' and how names, places and long-ago emotion are wisps.. Love it!

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