No poem this week but a short remembrance set aflame by your photo. Maybe later this week when the PTSD settles down I can wax poetic.
Interesting painting, a story to tell.
This picture reminded me of a long-gone disaster.
Motherhood is universal...and eternal. A strangely timeless feel to this picture, I thought...
different people have different take.thoughtful.
I thought she looked tired ...
picture looks too creepy to me, will wait for next week :)
I thought I'd have to sit this one out. Then I just decided to write. I remembered clinging to my grandmother's leg in the mornings, on the farm, with the farm reports and Paul Harvey on the radio as she squeezed orange juice for breakfast....
My first thought was volcanoes and tea plantations - then I thought again.
This brought me to a sad time in our history, one that I've been reading about lately.
Apologies for the multiple links!First it would not post so I re- tried after sometime. This went on for sometime till it gave two entries of the same post.. Hugs xox
Not sure is it is a poem exactly... but it seemed to write itself. I finished it in 10 minutes - hopefully it doesn't read that way! The painting really evokes a response.
Striking picture, Tess. This one was a real tester.
My first MagPie post!
Impossibly sad...had to wander a bit off. Vb
Been having difficulty with remaining online long enough to post since last night... finally here is my post.
How appropriate for Mothers Day. Just lovely!
Every picture has its story ... here's one from me.
Ash can art inspires an ash can story.
This is an incredible picture. Mine is up.
So much to work with..fabulous painting!
I posted a vignette written by my fourth grader. (I explained why :) I think the painting is fascinating. thanks!
That's what I love about this site: never know what you will find.
A rugged life-
Happy Mother's Day Moms! All Moms are Great! Hope you like my take on the artwork prompt. Is that Coloumbus OHIO? I think so! :)
Yes, my local Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OHIO!
What an evocative picture, Tess, I thought the mother looked lonely.
My wife and I adopted an Araucanian Indian girl from Chile years ago. This picture brings back memories.
http://www.columbusmuseum.org/collection/detail.php?id=50Here is a link which explains the original painting. It's from the Depression and the smoke is from slag heaps in PA. Very sad but a beautiful picture. I have no idea where you get them but you always have something spectacular!
Thanks for another very evocative illustration.
Makin' ends meet?
A very compelling picture. The woman seems to have developed a stoic acceptance of the hopelessness of her situation, of her environment...Thank you for choosing this picture Tess. Look forward to reading some very good poetry here.CheersPadmavani
This was a difficult prompt. I have some misgivings about my poem - but it's in. Thanks Tess.
contrasting though it may seem..i wrote about how the woman cries yet feels joyous about the life in her hands..however difficult the situation be,a new life can definitely set everything in motion..:)
I went a wandering to some plantation or other, but it worked well for me. Lovely prompt!
I thought of a boarding house and how she left it all behind.
Tess,Mother/child is just plain rich with possibilities and not far away from my mind lately. A matter of subconscious 'heave'. Always.Trulyfool
Lots going on here! Thanks Tess!
better late than never.
This prompt reminded me of an old family story.
Her face captivated me. Thanks Tess!!
a piece with mixed feelings.Happy Mother's Day.
Let's see what I can do with this...Happy Mother's Day!
Happy mother's day to all the lovely mothers out there! :)My Magpie is up: http://thegalnxtdoor.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/sunshine-in-my-arms/
Happy Mother's Day Tess and everyone! :-)
I really don't know what has happened, but for some reason I cannot see the promt picture anymore. Every week is the same :(
Late again, but in time for Mother's Day...and memories. http://writerquake.blogspot.com/2011/05/mag-64-falling-for-mountain.html
I have been following you through Cat's blog. Interesting what you are doing.
hope your cubs were close and that you had a magnificent mother's day!
http://monthofapril2008.blogspot.com/2011/05/still-life-of-activity.htmlA little late getting here... A great blog and great prompts; thank you for doing it...