Friday, June 11, 2010

All The Words Unwritten

She sorted her thoughts like pages of ideas that were never used
a blank canvas with dull edges unsharpened yet truly sharp                                                                    
it was like dusty guitars with no strings to play
or an empty crystal vase
her pearls were lost at the bottom of a drawer never to be worn
the creme brulee would remain untorched
each one a perfect thread to a beautiful quilt never made
.....all because when idea's orb was within her grasp
she did not take the time to get a pencil
and simply write it down.

Magpie Tales

47 comments:

  1. very true and beautifully written.

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  2. very well written, have a relaxing weekend

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  3. Know the feeling! I often think of things when I'm out, but they've evaporated by the time I get home. Great Magpie.

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  4. oh, carrie- this was powerful and all the more reason i needed to keep writing! i love to read what your heart has to say...

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  5. how beautifully written!! i just dropped in to thank you for stopping by my blog! have a blessed weekend.

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  6. excellent, keep writing you are very good....and i do not drop that lightly....bkm

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  7. I really like the imagery in this poem. Well done.

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  8. Thank you everyone, your comments are so sweet. When I first saw the picture I thought oh boy this is going to be a tough one. Magpie blog is an awesome idea. I have really enjoyed it. Look forward to reading everyone elses. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. :-)

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  9. Yes! Seize that moment! Great Magpie

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  10. Very true, and written so beautifully.

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  11. You really nailed this one..One thing I've learned...clutch that note, don't let go!!

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  12. ".....all because when idea's orb was within her grasp
    she did not take the time to get a pencil
    and simply write it down."

    I really enjoyed the poem and the end was my favoirte because it made me chuckle out loud. Great Job. Also as an FYI you are now listed on Poets United. Cant wait to see mor eof your work!

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  13. Great entry, those last few lines are the kicker, if she would have only simply written it down...

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  14. True, its as simple as you've said, just write it - glad you did! Lovely piece.

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  15. delightful...it is good to have sharp pencils close by...

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  16. Yes! It wants to be written! Nice piece, for sure.

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  17. I love this! A great reminder to write it down right away.

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  18. Nice. I especially like "dusty guitars with no strings to play".

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  19. Thoroughly enjoyed the images here Carrie

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  20. This was sad... just the thought that the ideas will never be written.
    Christine

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  21. Thank you everyone for your sweet compliments. This was my first Magpie and I truly enjoyed it. I have enjoyed reading everyone's poems on the photo. I look forward to the next one. :-)

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  22. I've had to learn the message in the last part! I always write things down these days - even on my skin if I've no paper handy.

    Lovely piece!

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  23. That is funny, I have done that before as well, write it on my skin. Thank you Lena. :-)

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  24. brilliant magpie...that is why i always keep my journal in my pocket and a pen in hand...some great imagery you used here...

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  25. Thank you Susannah and Brian, yes, I think I may start keeping a pencil on my ear. :-)

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  26. I'm at fault for not having a pencil handy lots of times too! Very nice magpie!!

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  27. Very awesome magpie. The first few lines had me smiling, the last few had me blown away. Lovely!

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  28. To think so much brilliance is lost for want of a pencil!

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  29. Carrie,
    Perfect!
    Some of my best pieces come at first awakening and then only if I,literally, jump out of bed and put the thoughts down on paper.
    Well done!
    rel

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  30. Ah lovely: "She sorted her thoughts like pages of ideas that were never used."

    I wonder how many of us writers have lamented that we simply didn't write it down?

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  31. I think every writer has a few pearls getting dusty in their drawers. This has been one of my goals and challenges; to pick the pencil up and not let go! Beautiful poem and a perfect magpie!

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  32. Thank you all I have so enjoyed reading everyones Magpie. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday. :-)

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  33. Beautiful. Somewhat sad, but very beautiful.

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  34. Very nice ... how many words are lost because we do not write them down? Lost to the world perhaps, but not to us.

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  35. ironic because, I actually MADE creme brulee and didn't eat it. It's growing stuff in my refrigerator right now.

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  36. Beautiful. I really enjoyed reading this poem. It's inspiring. Thanks for the great post.

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  37. Nice writing!

    Thanks for being part of the Moonboat. Love having you there.

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  38. Thank you Cassandra I have enjoyed all your blogs. :-)

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  39. hanks for following back. looking forward to reading more of your work...

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  40. You are welcome Christina, I look forward to reading more of your blog as well. :-)

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  41. I thought the list of comments will never end, this piece has character very close to any writer. Great writings.

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  42. Thank you for commenting on my blog....your words are those of a very gifted writer.

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  43. I love the look and feel of your blog, Carrie, it is serene, with entries full of love and wisdom. I appreciate your warm comments on my blog.

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  44. Ahhhh, love this Magpie! My DIL keeps a journal about each of her children. It makes me wonder how many wonderful moments I've forgotten about my children because I didn't write them down.

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  45. Thank you R.S.,Noelle,Kerry, and Stevie, I really appreciate you all taking the time to read my blog, and I have so enjoyed reading all of yours.
    Hope everyone has a great weekend. :-)

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"Our best thoughts come from others." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

....and they lived happily ever after.....

....and they lived happily ever after.....
The End.