Sunday, November 27

Walled In?

Phantom shapes
crowd our awareness,
supplicants
who beg for
attention. "Please acknowledge
this, our existence?"

Translucent,
these ghostly beings
murmuring
in whispers
are an insistent army
who cannot find peace.

So our thoughts
seek recognition,
as they pass
through our minds,
clamouring to be noticed
until we pay heed.

This was sparked by today's Mapie Tales' photo by Christine Donnier-Valentin. Thanks, Tess!

42 comments:

  1. Sounds like some of my characters. Others are a bit less translucent.

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  2. You rose above the settee admirably.

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  3. great words- I love how every week we all see things so differently

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  4. ...as they pass through our minds!

    Very interesting, Jinksy.

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  5. seeing shapes in the weathered patterns...ghostly!

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  6. Really like this one...and the sofa certainly has become translucent!
    (S1, L6 our existence?)

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  7. so many thoughts, so little paper....
    how many get discarded on the ash heap of memory?

    Old duffers like me, just fade away. ;)
    rel (http://pciyrtpy.blogspot.com/)

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  8. I love how you focused on a piece of the picture... I never would have noticed shapes in the wall.

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  9. Inspiring indeed Penny...i love this! :-)

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  10. I like your poem's interpretation....you have an eye for the details ~

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  11. I saw somethings there too!

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  12. Wonderful approach, you looked beyond the color to the stains (ghosts) upon the walls. Well done!

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  13. I love the parallel between the shapes and thoughts. Really nice take on the prompt.

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  14. reminds me of the 3 am hauntings
    great poem Jinksy

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  15. Noticing those things that call for our attention. Nicely put.

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  16. Again looking beyond the obvious - nice work Penny

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  17. You're welcome for the previous comment. I'm never sure if it's appropriate to put something like that here or not, but I figure if it was me I'd want it. And of course you can always delete my comment and then it's just our little secret! :o)

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  18. Other Mary - I love to know when I've made a boo-boo, thanks! But your reminder was so cryptic, it took a day for light to dawn! hehehe!

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  19. Lovely. I really love the line of "Please acknowledge this our existence." And the spectres work so well with the idea of the brick outlines--substance there and not there. Really nice. K.

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  20. Love how you go where others don't!

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  21. Sort of 'Writing's on the wall'? LOL

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  22. Everyone wants to be acknowledge, eh? Even those little thoughts keep pecking away until they are noticed!

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  23. A very fresh, inventive, striking response to the prompt.

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  24. This is why we should all carry a notebook 24/7! Well done.

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  25. all walled up...like poes foe...bet he still walked his mind wel after the screams stopped...

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  26. Very creative and wonderful! I like how you customized the photo as well.

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  27. Dumped the sofa, huh?

    Like what you did with the wall.

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  28. You see so much...especially the "clamoring to be noticed"..well done..

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  29. Love this. Only you would notice what's going on in the wall & make such wonderful associations. Thank you.

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  30. Very imaginative take, Jinksy. So true what you say about thoughts.

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  31. A very different view of the prompt. I like it, I like it. : )

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  32. I like your poem - not the thoughts you speak of for I try to ignore them daily ;) but you have given them a bit of a voice here.

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  33. I do like your poem, Jinksy, and I also like the way your inspiration was tangential to the central point of focus of the original image. This is what is so great about all of our collective efforts every week, different inspirations from the same image. Wonderful!

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  34. I like your very creative interpretation, Jinksy. We are both on the same supernatural wavelength this week:)

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  35. Clever stuff Jinksy! Excellent Mag!

    Anna :o]

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  36. Dear Thingy: I love how you focused upon the wall. That wall is so impressive as is your ample imagination! Way to go! Chiccoreal

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  37. er excuse me...Jinksy! Damn! I was thinking of Jinksy and Thingy was typed...blame it on...my "pause"! Your poem is marvelous J! Chiccoreal!!!

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  38. ... we all want acknowledgement... the unseen reflection the ghosts and shadows of our thoughts....

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  39. focusing in was very original

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  40. Love how you took just part of the photo, and the words you chose to go with it. Nice.

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