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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MOM’S HOUSE

FOR WE WRITE POEMS


What do you see in this photo? Do you notice the plates on the wall, the curtains on the window, the roosters on the bottom shelf? Whatever draws you into this photo, use it as a starting point and write. Write a new piece each day based on this poem, or just write one piece for the week. How long you spend with the photo is up to you. Whichever route you choose, be sure to come back next Wednesday to share what you’ve written and to read the work of your peers. See you then!

















Mom's House by Sarah Regnier (www.cameratakesphotos.com)


NO PLACE LIKE HOME


Return from another world
Re-entry takes one small step

An Alien atmosphere
Until signs of life are seen

Wall of china monument
Visible from inner space

Welcomes me to planet earth

20 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the way people have to take only their most treasured posessions when they are forced by circumstances to go into an old folks home - sad relics of a happier world...Guess that applies to the things as well as their owners...

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  2. Thanks Jinksy; I like your interpretation.

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  3. Wall of china indeed. The world of this china is very alien to me.

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  4. Thanks Mary; You are not alone.

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  5. Yes the picture says home doesn't it? An unexpected alien approach..

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  6. Clever play with 'wall of china', Stan. But homely it certainly is.

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  7. Thanks to:
    Irene; From where I am, it seems a milliom miles away.
    Derrick; Familiar, but strange.

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  8. Ha! This is funny. I love the alien idea.
    ~Brenda

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  9. Enjoyed this! The ironic twist on the truism of the Great Wall of China being visible from (outer) space is fabulous!

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  10. I like the alien idea, too. My kids don't want my stuff, and I don't want my parents stuff either... except for a very few things, lol.

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  11. Very nice twist on the ideal Going back

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  12. Thanks to:
    Brenda; Long time away can make it feel that way.
    Gautami; As long as you remember to phone home...
    Paul; 'Wall of china' was my first thought.
    Diane; That thought isn't alien to me.
    B; Even familiar things become strange, with time.

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  13. Really enjoyed micro- to macro analogy wrt wall of China. Also resonated in that familiar reduces culture shock after travel. Love how much stated in such few words. Thank you.

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  14. Thanks Happy Flower; Or perhaos increases... ?

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  15. Stan a nice concise piece with a great twist!
    Pamela

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  16. nicely done stan....Wall of China...good one indeeed...thanks for sharing this

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  17. Thanks to:
    Pamela; Life at Ma's...
    Wayne; Another kind of spacewalk.

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  18. Great fun, Stan, it made me think about time travel and what we would see going backwards and forwards.

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  19. Thanks ViV; Time travel - the only way to do it.

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