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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Salted Time


photo prompt for Mag 53
Time, like the salt of the earth,
memories together, a bounty
held in cellars of the heart.
A dash added, subtly
creating delicacies
shared with
sentiment.

The spice of life, brining
years of experience.
Flavoring the soul, 
savored days
blended by
moments
of time.

Salted time.

Petrina Lesko
February 2011


Thanks Tess, for another fabulous prompt offered...  This poem inspired by Magpie Tales as hosted by Willow.  Also shared with One Shot Wednesday.


35 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Salt and life as one. Nicely done.

budh.aaah said...

Wow..'blended by time'neat.

rel said...

Reflections,
This whole piece flows with a comforting rhythm, and I'm particularly fond of:
" bounty
held in cellars of the heart."
rel

120 Socks said...

This is really lovely, and a great softness about it.

thingy said...

I agree with 120 Socks. Soft and lovely.

Elaine said...

"Brining years of experience..." I like that a lot.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Very metaphoric! Like Sandie and Lucky on your sidebar. -- barbara

hedgewitch said...

"brining years of experience..." nice.

Nana Jo said...

'Brining years of experience' ... what a brilliant line! Your poem really resonates with me.

Claudia said...

the spice of life, flavoring the soul...wise words..

Brigid said...

'salted time' a lovely phrase, I enjoyed your Magpie.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like a bit of that spice as long as i am not consumed by it and lose my own flavor...

annell said...

Love the image you created! Salt of time....

Chrissy said...

beautiful...I especially love the 1st stanza...

girldaydreaming said...

Salted Time... flavoring the soul allows one to write such intricate and lovely poetry. Lovely poem with such soft twists and turns of insight.

libithina said...

as a fine wine proved with age ~ Loved ~ Lib

Steve Isaak said...

Solid work.

randallweiss said...

Nice reflection on a salty topic. ;-) I really liked "subtly / creating delicacies"
I don't like "spice of life" because it's so cliche, but I appreciate the thought of it.

Friko said...

a lovely piece, gentle and meditative.

Margaret said...

Very reflective! I love it. Having a hard time with this Magpie myself.

Shashi said...

Dear Petrina

Its beautiful.. and I specially loved your lines...
'The spice of life, brining
years of experience.
Flavoring the soul, '
beautiful..
Thanks for sharing..

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kolembo said...

Great rhythm and a lovely close. Good poem.

Tess Kincaid said...

Delicious, salted time.

Kavita said...

Oh yes.. I've tasted this one in small bites...
And when seasoned well, it's simply deliciously!!

A lovely play on words, Petrina... they danced in my head creating a beautiful picture of time and space thrown together...
I really liked what I read here... too good!

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

super seasoned writing.
well done.

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Carrie Burtt said...

A perfect mixture indeed...this is beautiful Reflections! :-)

Tumblewords: said...

A wonderful steeping of imagery and words.

Jane Doe said...

Oh, I just love what you did with the prompt! Very well done!

Tammie said...

this is quite wonderful! I love how you compare time, salt and delicacies.

Aayushi Mehta said...

Sounds delicious. :)

Strummed Words said...

Well done!

Southwest Arkie said...

Very nicely done- great mag!

Martin H. said...

I like this. Enhancing the taste of our days.

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lightverse said...

What a totally clever idea - salted time! Well done! What a pleasure to read!