Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Time That Was


MAGPIE 195



Autumn on the River - 1899  John Singer Sargent
Photograph courtesy of Tess Kinkaid


Men wearing whites
Giggling flappers
Played here
By the lake

Long hot summers
Blissful idleness
Open Intimacies
Heady days

Heavy picnic baskets
Champagne and oysters
Prepared by
Those downstairs

A time that was
Pseudo intellectuals
Gone now
Another era


Barbara M Lake  ©
Trinidad WI
November 2013











8 comments:

  1. I crave a picnic lunch...even on Thanksgiving...fun to see you at Magpie, Bee...

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  2. It has been a long time Bee. I wouldn't mind a day on the lake right now. Oh the peace. Love your poem.

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  3. You set the scene for the roaring 20's so well. Great Mag!

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  4. Lovely ... a poetic float back in time.

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  5. "Time it was, and what a time it was, it was
    A time of innocence, a time of confidences
    Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph
    Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you"
    ("Bookends" -Simon & Garfunkel)
    URL: http://youtu.be/5S5V-Y53ad4

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  6. I think I must have lived in that time because your words awaken such a longing to return. Good Magpie.

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  7. Thanks everyone . Nice to be here and to see you all.

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