Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mag 48 - Sorting Out


Sorting out

Looking through the boxes
Things once too precious
To toss out
Put in boxes labeled
Memories and keep sakes.

Photos of people I don't remember
Out of focus ones of those I should
Theater programs for plays I was cast in
Christmas cards from relatives long dead
An address book with no zip and area codes.

And a couple scraps of paper
Inscribed with first lines of poems I didn't write
Sheets of music I never played
Pieces of a person I loved once
Who somehow escaped the box.

Jacqui Binford-Bell
January 2011

11 comments:

  1. I have several of those 'magic' boxes .... my advice? Keep them forever, pass them on to the next generation. Volumes of insight into the essence of YOU.

    I enjoyed your Magpie, can you tell?

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  2. I have a few of these shoe boxed treasures, as well.

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  3. And a couple scraps of paper
    Inscribed with first lines of poems I didn't write
    Sheets of music I never played
    Pieces of a person I loved once
    Who somehow escaped the box...


    love these lines, you hit home here.
    well done.

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  4. I think several peoples have a box of those, but they're all different and in small ways make up the person we've become today.

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  5. Rich descriptions. Wonderful thoughts.

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  6. 'Pieces of a person I loved once
    Who somehow escaped the box.'

    Just love this line, which speaks so much more to me than what is so deliciously simply said. Well done!

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  7. You got this absolutely right. You describe here what may of us go through.

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  8. Love those magical boxes of treasures, treasures not clearly played out in our minds, programs of days gone by.

    You nailed it!

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  9. A very nice read indeed.. Thank you for sharing this.. :)

    I invite you to join our 18th potluck beginning this Sunday, Hope to see you at Http://www.jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/
    Week 18 Theme: Languages, Signs and Symbol. Poets , especially First Time Participants are also welcome to share old poems or poems unrelated to our theme..
    Let me know if you have questions…hope to see you in… Your participation delights us, keep writing, and keep sharpening your talent … xoxox

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  10. welcome sharing your poems with our poetry potluck today..

    you can link in 1 to 3 old poems or poems unrelated to our theme as first time participant, have fun.

    you got talent, keep it up.

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I appreciate all kind comments on my art and poetry.