Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Magpie 45 - Images


Icons of such early memory
Representatives of a faith not met
A toddler's awe at color
Seen from a stroller prison.

Rome from my mother's view
Her agenda imprinted
On to my memories
Cathedrals and ruins.

St. Peters and the Spanish Steps
Fettuccine at Al Fredos
Italian ice at the coliseum
An artist born?
Or shaped by those early images?

J. Binford-Bell
December 2010


  1. Representatives of a faith not met

    A very telling phrase with which many would agree...

  2. I loved this. The 'Rome from my mother's view' shifted the focus of the poem for me in an interesting way.

  3. "Representatives of a faith not met
    A toddler's awe at color
    Seen from a stroller prison."

    Wow - brilliant phrasing that wraps up her inner pysche and the way you perceive the world from birth into adulthood. So tersely stated, causing pause and reflection. Well crafted.

  4. "An artist born? Or shaped by those early images?"
    Nature vs. nurture? What matter, as long as you turn out excellent writing...

  5. awesome magpie.
    love the elements of places and figures
    in your tale.

  6. I agree with Berowne - however it happened, the resulting artistry is wonderful! Great poem and great paintings as well!

  7. Yes, the artist was shaped by those early images. Love the stroller prison. Nice piece, Jacqui.

  8. Thank you all for your most kind comments.

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  10. This is sensational. Interesting through your mother's eyes.

    The talent was always there - the images developed it.

  11. Interesting and thoughtful - enjoyed it!

  12. shaped by those early images

    Aren't we all?


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