Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Claris



On Sunday I interviewed Claris -
a small woman I wave to in church.
I asked: where did you live?
And: how did you come to be here?
She has over 70 years of wisdom
and in her answers I fell into
another world, another path
to this place we now share.
Every picture tells a story.
Let’s listen before the picture
is all that we have left.

This is a Magpie Tale.

20 comments:

  1. This is great. Yes we should listen, to each other, to our own hearts, to the weather.

    As a friend used to say, we humans are often "hard of listening."

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  2. Wonderfully done. Its so easy to foget to listen until its too late.

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  3. Oh, how I wish I had asked questions and had the maturity to show interest before some of my elderly family members passed on.

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  4. Dear The Bug: How much better is it to know the truth? This poem awakens one to an awareness that life is best described while still alive.

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  5. What a great take this is..deep stories in all..nothing to be taken for granted.

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  6. By he time we're old enough to start asking questions, it's often too late...

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  7. I love this! The wisest thing I did was 'interview' my mother on tape months before she lost the ability to remember .... I treasure that dialogue, as do my family members.

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  8. Let's listen before the picture is all we have left.

    Delicious and full of wisdom!

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  9. Yes, let's do take that time to ask the right questions and really listen. It's important and you make the point so well.

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  10. oh wise woman....I like your magpie

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  11. So true, I agree with Jinksy, we leave it too late. Lovely, thought provoking Magpie.

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  12. This is a beautiful, a great lesson conveyed

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  13. very sense making,
    well penned.


    share 1 to 3 poems with poetry potluck week 41 today.

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