Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pieces of Life

Magpie 54

 Photograph courtesy of Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

Pieces
Straight pieces
For the outside
Look for the
Straight pieces first
Complete
The rectangle
 Or
The square
                
Pieces
Irregular pieces
For the inside
You don’t have
To look for
The irregular pieces
Because
Like it or not
They’re there

Pieces
Different pieces
Some slotting into
Each other easily
Others
Out of kilter
Not belonging
Here
Nor there

Pieces
Jigsaw pieces
Some in colour
Others black and white
Carefully
Being put together
To form
The tapestry
Of life


Barbara M Lake
Trinidad
February 2011
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14 comments:

  1. It's hard to comment on this without seeming punny, because really, the beauty of this piece is how well you fit it all together! Very beautifully crafted.

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  2. love it and well written to meet the challenge of the picture.

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  3. I really like your methodical way of putting these pieces together instead of just throwing one's hands up in the air. You've put a few jigsaw puzzles together! :) Great metaphor for me and a reminder to just do it..pick up those pieces!

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  4. The ultimate 'how to' for all puzzle lovers.

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  5. Good, methodical approach to both puzzle and poem.

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  6. Wonderful response to the Magpie prompt!

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  7. Life is a jigsaw puzzle...the perfect analogy!
    Great piece for magpie : )

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  8. life is indeed a puzzle...well done!

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  9. It truly is a tapestry. Beautiful, B.

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  10. how to connect and put it all together... i love your wonderful and poetic srategy!

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  11. Love jigsaws and love this poem. It's the irregular bits that make life interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Thank you to everyone all for visiting and taking the time to read. It's always lovely to see you all.

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You are always welcome here . Thank you for visiting.

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