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Monday, April 11, 2011

Ancestral Images


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Ancestral images transmute once swirled,
Like acid-washed remnants of aged-long rhyme,
Memories etched in some other lifetime,
Fragmented pieces, a different world.

Taste of this glass, flavoring years be twirled,
Thoughts dark night, unclear... living crumbled time,
Ancestral images will be unfurled,
Like acid-washed remnants of aged-long rhyme.

Sipping sensations, altered thoughts are whirled,
Life's lost hearts of family's broken climb,
Day's forgotten moments given to crime,
The mind's lost illness, less packaged and pearled.
Ancestral images transmute once swirled.

Petrina Lesko
April 2011

Another challenging Magpie Tales prompt, as offered weekly by the wonderful Tess Kincaid.  Thank you Tess, for inspiring deep thoughts with such provocative images.  Please come join us for a fabulous share.

29 comments:

Martin H. said...

A flood from the past, to tickle your tastebuds. I liked this.

izzy said...

Really like the first two verses-then it feels like you step back in the third- why? Keep swirling the glass, it will come clear!

Isabel Doyle said...

a clever form that you handled with aplomb - well done

Old Ollie said...

Nice work - your words really flow.

anthonynorth said...

This flowed as beautifully as the wine.

Máire T. Robinson said...

I really love the repetition of that first line. Works really well :)

Emily Young said...

wine does seem like an ancient thing... i like the line "memories etched in some other lifetime."

Olivia said...

Images of the gone by days!
I am amazed at how a wine glass is doing the rounds- Cheers!!

Hugs xx

Helen said...

What a strange and beautiful journey, searching for ancestors ... your Magpie is beautifully written.

Lolamouse said...

Lovely rondel. I love this form. It sings.

thingy said...

Angels sing and devils wait. The history of wine.

Loved your take, Petrina.

art2cee2 said...

It does seem that you step back through time in these verses! :-)

versebender said...

For me, this created a melancholy mood. The wine a catalyst for the flood of memories...mostly sad. Well crafted piece. Vb

Donna B said...

very interesting...

li said...

Poignant, a new take on the photo, and beautifully versed.

Lena said...

I love the weaving in this piece. The lovely "Like acid-washed remnants of aged-long rhyme".

Friko said...

Deep thoughts indeed.

haikulovesongs said...

"Memories etched in some other lifetime"

wow! i LOVE this line! a beautiful rondel that really goes well with the photograph.

Ann Grenier said...

This is beautifully and skillfully composed, twirling artfully into diverse nooks and crannies to gather forgotten pieces into a sepia mosaic. It is instructive to read your meter and rhyme,
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ds said...

Beautiful rondel. Love the acid-washed ancestral images. Dark and powerful, like the wine in the glass. Well done! Thank you for sharing.

Shanae Branham said...

Very deep. I especially got caught pondering the last two lines in the second stanza...

Ancestral images will be unfurled,
Like acid-washed remnants of aged-long rhyme.

Good work! Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed your comments!

Trellissimo said...

Images certainly swirled through this wine glass...

Kathe W. said...

simply wonderful!

120 Socks said...

A masterful poem!

The Fool said...

Your becoming an expert at Rondels, eh? Nice use of words.

Carrie Burtt said...

This is beautifully written Reflections! :-)

jaerose said...

The repetition reminded me of swirling the glass around in contemplation..a melancholy certainly..it's probably my bad eyesight or old computer but it looked like candle flames in the wine..made it feel even more smokey..Jae

Vinay said...

I thought I recognized the form :) It's a beautifully written Rondel! I enjoyed it.

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