Monday, February 6, 2012

Mag 103,2/5/12 Opinions & Suggestions

                                                  a grave at the Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow

 When beseeching, Martha had always spoken
with her hands.
"Like sign language-" Her youngest son nodded.
" When happy- after painting, gardening or clay."
Her second son stated.
" When she danced!" Her one daughter added.
  And so they had all commissioned a sculptress
after Martha's passing, to create a living and changeable
memorial for their Mother.
 " I will fill her hands with earth and Mossy protections
so seeds can grow up to flowers in warm weather!" Her second child smiled.
"I will bring some of her clay pieces, to rest between her hands in Fall!"
Her youngest promised.
"And I can twine a long beautiful scarf- like the ones she used in the Martha Graham retrospective!"Her daughter twirled happily.
 One Sunday they came to redress the site and found the ruby red wedge
with flowers spread below.
"A Puzzle? from modern art."
"Geometry, -of jewels?"
" An offering - from an unknown friend!"


Suz said...

a friend..yes
this was a wonderufl magpie

Brian Miller said...

that is pretty have it interchangeable for who might come...and to find that you are not the only ones as take on the mag

Laurie Kolp said...

Interesting take on the prompt... I really like it, Izzy!

Claudia said...

wow..i like this...this is kind of magical with the charming ending... love it

Sue said...

What a great idea. And so well executed.
I love this one.


Tess Kincaid said...

I like "beseeching"...the hands seem to be doing just that...

Wayne Pitchko said...

thanks for this..nicely done

Tumblewords: said...

Touching. Wonderful.

Susie Clevenger said...

Nice work..the ideas of what to leave to only find someone had already been there..a it

Lyn said...

A lovely memorial to a free spirit!Each tribute fits so well..

Cad said...

That was an interesting interpretation for this image. Well done.

Linda said...

There is more to this than meets the eye... I enjoyed that you've included a family community in the prompt. It gives the idea of love greater dimension. Thanks for sharing this.

Lydia said...

I lovelovelovelove this, izzy. My mother had the most expressive hands and perfect fingernails. (I did not inherit them.) I miss them.

For my birthday in Jan. my childhood friend, who I have not seen for over 40 years but last year found me on facebook, sent me a book by James Patterson. I had never read him, and likely never would have, and certainly am not inclined to do so now that I am half-way through the (simple, kinda silly) book. But it is about a mother and her relationships with her children. Again, I am half-way through the thing and his characters are not half as vital and fully-realized as these of yours in a short Mag. Bravo!

Jingle Poetry At The Gooseberry Garden said...

smart take on the hands in the image,
you have beautiful imaginations.


Doctor FTSE said...

What an intriguing idea, nicely worked into a really good Magpie.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Well done! I love the images.

The Collage Pirate