Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Mag 121


Still Life - 1670 - Detail by, Jean Francois de Le Motte

Wall of Curiosities

For you
wasted hangings
thoughts and reasons
to be defined.

A theater of memory
for me.

To you
I place another
senseless object
upon my wall of curiosities.

Bearing my heart
upon these hungry,
 waiting walls
your naked mind.

For you,
Unfocused awareness
floats behind
milk-blue clouded marbles
of thoughts
yet to be defined.

For anyone looking in
this heap of
uncategorized boundaries
it ensures
the most lively
mythical creature
is left invisible
to the naked eye
and empty heart.

This image for Magpie Tales
Tess Kincaid's The Mag 121
picture prompt.


Old Ollie said...

cool poem - solid alliteration and great title choice

Tess Kincaid said...

Theater of memories...wall of curiosities...nice...

Kat Mortensen said...

"another senseless object" ... I have a few too many of those, myself.

Kutamun said...

A most poignant magical diisguise, !, thanks

Daydreamertoo said...

I like that, a wall of curiosities which would mean something different to different people.
Great interpretation of the pic!

Linda said...

I love that you connected the wall of curiosities to a theater of memories. This is a vivid illusion for me. Thank you for the red and black presentation too. It's hot. I think this is very sensuous writing, Karen.

Leovi said...

I love this poem. My photos are my wall of curiosities.

Jenny Woolf said...

"unfocused awareness" like it. I have my own wall of curiosities - it's really a notice board, but I rarely remove anything so it has accumulated some interesting stuff on it over the years!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

VERY nice karen!
i love your poem...
and that still life...looks so much like what i have scattered around...on the walls...and bulletin boards...collages of memories.

Steve Gravano said...

What a great poem, very visual writing Karen.

Steve Gravano said...

What a great poem, very visual writing Karen.

Friko said...

Nothing that helps to store memories and keep them close to the heart is ever wasted and certainly never senseless.

Little Nell said...

For you.....another lyrical offering. For me .....another excellent read!

S.E.Ingraham said...

I like this very much - it's a completely different take from anything else I've read and I love that the wall means different things to different people and how clearly you've detailed that ...

Annmarie Pipa said...

we must all have a wall of curiosities...

darlin said...

I think we all should have a wall such as this, or do we and just don't know it yet?

Have a g'day Karen.

Karen S. said...

Darlin, you're right, I must confess I have a couple. Ha! Ha! i also have the inside of cupboards with special tid bits and notes or photos I just love to see once in a while! When my children happen on them they are in awe...and delighted by the memory before them!

Karen S. said...

Little Nell, thanks you are so kind! I must confess I love noticing the things that others have placed around their houses, because often it's like seeing a picture of who they are and where they've been, and often where they're headed. Silly isn't it? But fun! People are fascinating, and too often hide behind who they really are!

Heaven said...

I like the theater of memory ~ Great eye for the details ~

Helen said...

Perspective matters, doesn't it? Nicely done!

Sue said...

Well done. I especially love the title.