Glimpses

Monday, April 2, 2012

B ~ Borrowed Bits





Borrowed Bits~

An old red dress

rests on metal shoulders

between green satin

and high school memories

in a closet of yesteryear shadows

borrowed fifteen summers ago

before my "colours" were

autumn by default.


A book on origami

nestled beside Hatha Yoga

and Nancy Drew

on a shelf abandoned

three winters ago

fondled with feather dust-fingers

as time defines the interval

in memoirs of borrowed bits.

(c) k~





This post is part of the
A-Z Challenge 2012.

42 comments:

  1. I like it! Presents visuals that are readily seen and brings memories to me. Thank you.
    Ruby

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    1. Thank you Grammy, that's the idea behind the figurative language :-)

      I enjoyed your blog on my travels too, the story about cleanliness was so well done.

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  2. Your 'B' is beautiful!

    Stopping by from the A-Z Challenge, blogging at Ross County Roundup and Write, Wrong or Indifferent.

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    1. Thank you Marie Anne. I enjoyed my visit to your Write, Wrong or Indifferent site, I will see about making it to the roundup next.

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  3. Great 'B' word! I love the poem and it brought many things I've borrowed to mind.

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I went by your blog too, and enjoyed your post on the bridge very much. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Great post! Very interesting choice and good use of descriptive words.

    Gregg Metcalf

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    1. Thank you Gregg. I love figurative speech, and the opportunity to share a visual with someone else through nothing more than words.

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  5. Very nice indeed, another great one, looking forward for C!

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    1. Thanks Claudia, I commend you for returning each day... thank you! I have been attempting to see as many as I can each day, but it is not an easy feat:-)

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  6. I think back to that part of my life-- high school-- and wonder how I could have missed that it would all go by so quickly. I wouldn't change a thing though. Very nostalgic write--especially for me--imagery really works here!!

    Cheers, Jenn
    http://www.wine-n-chat.com

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    1. Thank you Jenn, I remember it, and am grateful for the words that serve as an archive for the memories worth keeping.

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  7. The random click that finds something so wonderful!

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    1. Well thank you Baggy, (tips her imaginary hat with a gracious smile).

      I enjoyed the visit across a beautiful bridge on your blog. It made me smile to see such enchantment on your page.

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  8. Lovely. Visiting from the A to Z Challenge. Signing up to follow. Hope you'll do the same www.widowsphere.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, it was a pleasure to peruse your book choices too. Nice to meet you!

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    1. Thanks d~ :-) I am having a bit of fun with the poetic side of writing for now.

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  10. My kids love origami. We hosted Japanese exchange students who left them an origami book as a gift.

    Stephen Tremp
    Co-host A to Z Challenge

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    1. Oh that is so fun Stephen! My godmother didn't live very close to us when I was young, but each time she would come, she would teach us some of her Oragami magick... I loved it, and I imagine your kids will remember it for all time.

      Thank you for visiting, I will be by your blog in the morrow... I will be doing well tonight to catch up on posts! :-)

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  11. Very reflective. I just signed on to the A-Z challenge, nearly at the last minute, but I'm trying to visit every blog at least once.

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    1. Glad you decided to join us on this blogging journey. The little bytes of nature you share on your blog will be fun to see from A-Z.

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  12. Such a lovely look back. Borrowed bits...so beautifully written. ♥

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    1. Thank you Jo :-) It's fun to stretch my poetry fingers again.

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    1. Hi Leigh, thank you for sharing it with me :-) You have a fun list of potential blog hop topics to celebrate your Blogiversary with... enjoy!

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  14. I can see both so vividly in my mind's eye. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Susan, your beach poem was beautiful.

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  15. Beautiful poetry!

    Coming from A to Z.

    prose-spective.blogspot.com

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  16. Though I don't totally understand the references, it makes me feel kind of melancholy. Nice poetry.


    Lee
    A Few Words
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Well you probably don't wear red dresses right Arlee? :-) Thank you much for stopping by during this A-Z frenzy of post feeding.

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    1. Your blog is a hoot, you have a wonderful personality. Thanks for visiting for the A-Z Challenge.

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