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Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Mag 132...Big Room

Tess Kincaid at Magpie Tales challenges our writing skills each week.  I can hardly wait 'til she posts on Sunday.  I love a challenge.  Sometimes I do well, other times, not so much but, oh, the fun of doing is still there.

There are few rules.  Ms Tess invites all to join.  It is a wonderful opportunity to use your writing skills and let your imagination go wild.

1) Write a poem or short vignette using the picture featured in this post as your inspiration. Feel free to take the photo to use for your post.

2) Link back to Magpie Tales from your post.

3) Sign up in the Mr. Linky list, linking directly to your post, AFTER you've posted.

Big Room, 1948, by Andrew Wyeth
Tick Tock
Family clock
Mantle tells a tale

The room offers no resting place
The table offers food
Did Andrew paint the real life
or is this just a ruse?

25 comments:

Sandra said...

well your poem says it all. i did notice no chairs, also no fire and it looks like snow outside. it looks like he set it up or maybe it was in his mind. great job on the poem

Grace said...

The emptiness of the room struck me. I thought it was a really house, but abandoned and unoccupied.

Sandra said...

Time stood still even though she could hear the ticking of the clock, every thing gone but the memories and the few things to be left behind.
Sandra stood quietly as the tears tracked her cheeks and the shadows played over what had been once been her life...

TexWisGirl said...

i just love andrew wyeth. haunting.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I like it. Great match with the painting.

Brian Miller said...

ha it is interesting there are no chairs...i do like the light....i pointd out in mine the lack of shadow of the candle too...interesting what was left out as much as what was left in...

Linda said...

Great poem Gail. I love that Wyeth's canvases have suggestions and memories about them. You captured that in your poem. Thank you for sharing. =D

Linda said...

Great poem Gail. I love that Wyeth's canvases have suggestions and memories about them. You captured that in your poem. Thank you for sharing. =D

John Gray said...

its a lovely picture for sure.... as for poems... I just cannot write them!

Kathe W. said...

I thought the house had been left empty for a long time and was just being brought back to life.

Tess Kincaid said...

I think this is an actual room from the Kuerners' farm in PA...thought provoking words...

Jeannelle said...

That's great! I especially like the rhythm of the first three lines.

Wayne Pitchko said...

well done...thanks for sharing your words

LindaG said...

Another well done poem, Gail.
Nice photo, too. :o)

SaucyKod said...

Photos on the mantle
with a candle or two
the room is ever so empty
whatever did we do

ten years ago come Sunday
this room was alive and bright
till the stranger dressed in long black robes
came calling late at night.

The bust upon the window
can only sit and stare
and ponder the events that took place
when nary a life was spared......

Ooops, feeling my darkside popping out Gail - have a wonderful day and hi to all n hugs to Marcy :)

Sue said...

Good question. I know one thing for sure. I want to see more of this guy's work.

=)

Little Nell said...

Ah you pose an interesting question. Is it a real place, imagined, or is it all an illusion? Empty rooms. Well done.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

You captured the questions of the room. Bravo.

Anna :o]

Yvonne Osborne said...

I like this! Short and to the point. I think it's just a ruse.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thought provoking...great writing!

Karen S. said...

Nope, it's not a ruse, I don't think anyway! Ha! Ha! Great write!

Margaret said...

Perhaps the floors had just been done. :)

Donna B. said...

The room offers no resting place...maybe they used the floor... :}

gautami tripathy said...

What a beautiful piece of work.....

shades of roses on my walls

Lilu said...

Funny.
Maybe he slept on the floor?
Again, time.
I didn't even see the clock in the picture until I read the others' work =P I thought it was some sort of painting.. Silly me.

My offering:
http://diamondsmadeofglass.blogspot.fi/2012/09/dusk.html

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