23 Sep 2010

Magpie Tales # 33


A Parma Violet Memory

An
ancient
pottery
flagon adorned
 Auntie's mantelpiece,
hand painted violets
flaunting their precious petals
to remind us of their perfume,
whose aroma lingered on, wraith-like,
long after the container was empty.

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19 comments:

  1. Nice I have bottles too that are empty but still full of scent. Little rememberences of a past time.

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  2. Oh beautiful and delicate memories....lovely...bkm

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  3. The scent does linger, indeed. I can see this adorable perfume container.

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  4. This is so complete, from top to bottom, and lovely!

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  5. remembrance in an empty but still slightly fragrant bottle...nice magpie.

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  6. I have a few empty bottles in my drawer I can't bear to part with. I'm such a die hard romantic.

    (fixed your link, btw, no worries!)

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  7. Very nice. Memories do linger in perfume bottles.

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  8. ah...and what a nice linger...smiles...i do still have that old bottle of obsesion...nice magpie!

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  9. this is very elegant post.
    your words are perfect,
    lovely flower.

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  10. Very evocative piece, scent does tend to linger and awaken memories, lovely Magpie.

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  11. Such meaning particularly to those departed loved ones, when the purposely leave their scent for all to remember.

    CJ xx

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  12. Scents evoke the kindest memories, especially perfumes. Nice magpie~

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  13. perfumes do evoke the slightest scent of a memory....

    Nice magpie

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  14. I love that the fragance lingered "wraith-like", its unexpected. And the poem shape fits so well to the idea of a flask. lovely

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  15. Jinksy . . . Parma violets ARE "purple", so that's two syllables wasted. Repeat for all the other adjectives. All writers . . when are you going to learn that the so-called "descriptive" parts of speech do not make your writing more descriptive.

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