Tuesday, June 21, 2011


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.


  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."

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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.

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

    Delicious and full of wisdom!

  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.

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

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

  12. This is a beautiful, a great lesson conveyed

  13. very sense making,
    well penned.

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


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