Hi Willow. I saw the prompt and it reminded me of the woman I loved.Not the best of poetry, but my heart is out there.
I thought a photo from my family album might be fun this week. It's of my great aunt Winnie Hanna and her friends, taken in 1905 in Ervin Township, Howard County, Indiana.
Tess, great photo, my first thought was it reminded me of my invented character, Penelope Smythe from last weeks prompt.
Well this is a great photo, thanks for sharing it!let's see what comes from it- I loved my Great Aunt, she was so tall and elegant.
Oops - a bit rusty. Left the wrong link first time. Pardon Moi.
No problem, Mr. Hat. Gotcha covered. :)
This was a wonderful, brilliant prompt! I love old photographs and this one was so full of inspiration!
The shorter girl on the right looks like Judy (Corbett)Murphy from Syracuse. Do you happen to know this girl's name?
The woman on the right (4'10", btw) is my great aunt Winifred Hanna.
Great photo... Love the old photos and stories.
Tess, do get out those paints! A great fun release
Thank you Tess - certainly a different sort of prompt this week!
Great Photo.... reminded me of my relatives and visiting them. All gone now, I have to bring out and frame some old pictures.Wysteria
A very special prompt, Tess. Thanks.
Way off prompt with this contribution, I'm afraid, but I'll try to have another go a bit more on target later!
Thanks for this wonderful photo; such a lovely family photo that you are sharing with us. I love old photos!
Loved the old photo. It inspired a few lines from me today! Not quite sure if I've connected or linked properly ... the trials and tribulations of me and technology!
Thought something light might be in order today. Hope you enjoy!http://lolamousedroppings.blogspot.com/2011/01/something-light-for-change.html
Wrote this poem before I had the wonderful photo prompt. Tess I love the picture so I am going to spend a little time on that. For now my magpie is called "More or Less" I think it is kind of fitting.
Great fun. I really meant no disrespect to your aunt, I am sure she and her friends were beauty personified.
How awesome it must be to have such old photos! I got cold just looking at the picture, hence my Haiku. LOL!Blessings,Marion
i confess i wondered what was beneath all that material... such cute ladies!
Great photo - brought some lovely memories of my family homeland. Honestly - I didn't notice the skates until someone starting talking about it....but the picture reminded me of some of my great grandmother - so I wrote a little Newfie spin.@ girldaydreaming....I wondered that also!
that was a wonderful photo - thanks willow!
What a beautiful picture of three spunky gals :)
Well, they are no longer in Indiana in our version of the story but still in the Midwest. One of the best prompts to date!
One look at this prompt, and I knew I wanted to write about (a sort of) rivalry among sisters. Throw romance in to make sisterhood complicated. Great prompt!
Heya. I hope you liked my poem. It's an old wives tale that I made from this pic (because of the old ladies and how they'd tell stories oto each other). So the poem has a hidden waying of saying "Old Wives Tale."
A beautiful photo! A piece of living social history!
I am sure there are wonderful memories attached with these old photos. I included a short little poem. Thanks for hosting Willow
After a shaky start, this one really got me going! Fascinating group of young ladies, in the days when ladies WERE ladies!
And you inspired another variation of your picture!
Bet you thought I'd never be able to link up Shakespeare with this prompt? :-)Well, I tried...
well well..made me write a story ...:)
wonderful photo-thanks Willow!
The nostalgia mixes mightilywith the levity for a completenew direction in magpie prompts.Your terrific directionality andtantalizing creativity keep severalhundred poets scrambling to writeevery week. I, for one, am so verythankful for finding this site,for being initiated into this wingedpoetic fraternity. My gratitude starts'with kudos for you, and then spreadslike a happy virus to all who are called.
I have several thoughts already just from seeing these 3...will post later after I consider which thought wins.
A simpler era?
I'm playing again this week. My piece is up. Nice photo Tess.
Some very inspirational women! I'll be getting around to visit everyone soon!
This was a challenge, but I tried to make it fun! Rick
This was very special to me, Tess... And it totally inspired me to write my 200th post! Thanks for this picture, my friend... Now I am off to snooze (and later, read) :)
Just love this photo Tess! Thank you for another wonderful prompt!! :-)
This one lured me in.
Another great prompt. So many versions to look forward to.
Thanks for another great prompt! I loved the picture, though I'm not sure if my words capture it's true feeling. I still enjoyed writing the piece!
Lovely photo! It prompted me to attempt at a sonnet.
Just added another piece which I did some time ago, but seemed to fit this prompt. It's on my Scribble n Paint blog.
Severe looking ladies, are they not?A prompt with possibilities.
Possibilities? Yes, and lots of of questions...
Hi, Thanks for sharing your great aunt's picture; love it.Btw, what is the metal contraption they have hanging round their shoulders? :)
It's a fine photo. Took me awhile to figure out that they had clamp-on ice skates. I'd never seen those, though I shared a pair of clamp-on roller skates as a child.
You've done it again! Taken me down unfamiliar avenues. Great prompt. My response is posted.
I was prompted to do a song quote...not sure if that's appropriate, but...oh well. Great picture, by the way!
What a fantastic photograph! I loved writing for this one.
Wonderful photograph conjuring up all sorts of ideas. Mine's up!
after scraping most of what I ogriginally wrote, I finally settled on something - sigh
It took me a while to write but oh, how I adored this prompt.THANK YOU!
...and I have taken it down (possible to remove me from Mr. Linky?). Sorry to be such a mess!
time to post it and quit tinkering...
Mine probably isn't goint to be finished before the deadline passes (busy week), so I'm posting this other piece that's from the same era that I wrote some time back.Sort of a prompt by association... :)
I love the photo. It wants more than I can manage
Radkin, you had a faulty link, so I removed you from Linky. Please repost you entry!
ds, no worries, I removed your link. :)
http://myscatteredstones.blogspot.com/2011/01/magpie-tales-mag-49.htmlI was late. I missed linky. But I posted.