Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Memories of the Past - Participating in Magpies Tales, 2-16-10

Willow of Life at Willow Manor has come up with a new creative writing prompt blog, called Magpie Tales.  You can go there now to read about it and get your first photo prompt and sign up on the Mr. Linky Widget.  Then you should put your piece on your blog on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.  Every Friday, a new photo prompt will appear at Magpie Tales, along with a new Mr. Linky.  Your post related to the Friday photo prompt should appear on your blog the following Tuesday.

To quote Willow, "This blog is dedicated to the enjoyment of writers, for the purpose of honing their craft, sharing it with like minded bloggers, and keeping their muses alive and well".

Memories of the Past

We buried her last week,
Our beloved matriarch,
At a hundred years of age,
She surely left her mark.

Her face so creased in wrinkles,
Always held a smile,
Even as she was dying,
She asked me to sit awhile.

I remembered as a little girl,
We’d play at having tea,
One day she had a box in hand,
With a special gift for me.

A sterling creamer lay inside,
She’d packed it long ago,
When Grandpa died in battle,
For he had loved it so.

She wanted me to have it,
I’ve cherished it all the while,
Every time I fill it up,
I see dear Grandma’s smile.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy All rights reserved.


  1. Excellent. Meter and rhyme hold up nicely. (Mine is a little more on the humor side.)

  2. LOVELY !! I wanted to clap. I liked it so much.


  3. Beautiful poem, Carmen to honor a great grandma!

  4. Thanks for the link info and lovely poem.

  5. Evocative and sweet--nice job!

  6. this one made me smile too! bravo...!well done, as i felt transported :)

  7. Evocative poem..very nice. I too tried a poem for the Magpie!

  8. Lovely poem; and I love the roses atop your blog....

  9. Lovely piece, Carmen. Well, done, my friend. xx

  10. Sweet. A good rhythm too.

  11. Guess what from my blog I can't find your blog address. I did some research and found you my friend. Whew! That was a lot of detective work,but I am victorious!!! So when does your poetry book come out in print? Yep! Your that good. Just think about it my friend. By the way I missed ya. :)

  12. Delightful poem! I will try to do the next Magpie. Time has gotten away from me. Would you like to see if we can meet up when you are in Columbus for 3 weeks? I'm only a couple of hours away. It would be great fun. Let me know.

  13. A sweet story, Carmen.

  14. Sweet, like the cream that the creamer would hold.

  15. Touchingly and sweetly done, Carmen. I enjoyed it very much.

  16. keep filling it up...nicely done.

  17. This is lovely! Great job at rhythm. The thought of attempting to rhyme always frightens me away from poetry!


  18. Berowne -
    I already commented on how delightful your poem was. I loved the humor.

    Irredento Urbanita -
    I am so happy you really liked this poem. It's kind of fun to have a task to which you have to write!

    Icy BC -
    You should try this!

    Glynis -
    I expect to see you participating in these Magpie tales!

    The Hausfrau -
    Thanks for reading my poem. I'll have to check out yours contribution.

    The Muse -
    Isn't this fun? I'm enjoying reading everyone's offerings...glad Willow started it.

    Lyn -
    Once I get to the airport tomorrow, I'll try to catch up on reading all the Magpie list!!

    Pat transplanted to MN -
    I'll bet it's pretty chilly in MN right now!
    The roses on my header are free to use from schererarts.com..check out her lovely site.

    Angie Muresan -
    So glad you like my Magpie effort.

    willow -
    What fun I had with this. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

    Windie -
    So glad you found me...don't know why it was so hard but am happy you played detective and were successful. You should have been a forensic nurse.

    Nana Trish is Living the Dream -
    How great to have you part of this Magpie Tales. Where are in GA - Atlanta? It would be so great to meet you. Perhaps we could meet somewhere halfway for lunch?

    Kevin Musgrove =
    Thank you, kind sir, glad you liked my poem.

    Enchanted Oak -
    Did you write a Magpie Tale...I have to go and check. It was fun.

    Vicki Lane -
    Willow helped get the creative juices flowing...I do need help sometime!

    Evening Light Writer -
    Your compliment is much appreciated.

    Ronda Laveen -
    I am so pleased you took the time to read my poetry.

    Brian Miller -
    It's always nice to have you read my efforts. You are such a wonderful writer yourself.

    Jen Chandler -
    Thank you so much. I'll bet if you gave it a try, you could do poetry...beside, you don't have to do rhyming verse!

  19. I adore this, Carmen! You brought back memories for me.

  20. Well done, Carmen....and the roses are GORGEOUS :)

  21. a very lovely poem and sweet memories!

  22. This poem reminded me of my own grandma. I think the thing I like about your poems is that they make me think of things in my own life.

  23. Very sweet and lyrical, thanks for sharing.

  24. Lovely poem! You are a wonderful writer.