25 July 2007

Poetry Thursday 7/26


The random prompt generator strikes again. My word was 'vista'. Tempting as it was to take Bill Gates to task; I resisted and tapped my love of the past instead.


Historical Fragments
by Constance Brewer

My favorite things are old and gray
antiqued, dead, and gone,

although I cannot touch them now
their ambiance lives on.

A picture perfect memory,
of a place I've never been,

built up by books and artisans,
lost music from within.

13 comments:

Rethabile said...

I like how it paints a certain kind of room and a certain atmosphere, with a minimum of words

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like this piece of poetic archeology!

paris parfait said...

A lovely ode to history and its legacy.

gautami tripathy said...

It took me back to olden times!

Carole said...

You're doing better with the random prompt generator than I am! I love the last line.

Constance said...

Thanks, guys!

Carole, I've been getting interesting prompts, which is good, because I've been too lazy to dig for ideas of late. :P

giggles said...

Perky poetry paints a huge picture!Well done!

paisley said...

oh constance,,, that was wonderful... i feel the gaiety of your love for history,, for the ancients and the path that they tread making the way for us... this was really lovely.....

Constance said...

giggles - thanks! Although the word 'perky' is scaring me a bit. :P

paisley - Thanks - one of these days I'll actually post a historical poem instead of a poem about history. :)

Gabriele C. said...

This is beautiful.

Btw, where's that relief picture from?

tumblewords said...

I'm glad you chose this vista over Microsoft. Nice piece!

Constance said...

Gabriele - Istanbul Archaeology Museum

Constance said...

tumblewords - it seemed the less aggravating of the choices!