Thursday, May 30, 2013

Screen Door

                        

                                ... screen door opens to small faces

                                              ... withered hands tenderly place drooping cowslips in a green vase

                                   
                                ... crossed legs cradle a favorite book

                                              ... on the page a grizzly bear scooping salmon from a stream
                     

                                ... summer seeping through etched glass






Photograph by Wilma Birdwell

14 comments:

  1. Love that first line. . . beautiful image.

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    1. Thanks, Kate. I vividly recall standing on my grandparent's porch in that very scenario...

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    2. A simple hello, as Spring becomes Summer...

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  2. I love the sound of a screen door. It's like hearing from a friend. They all sound a bit different too. The old wooden screen doors had the most character. I would love to hear the sound of the old screen door on back door of my childhood home. Most certainly I would recognize it. And the last time I heard it was more than 40 years ago.

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    1. Screen door as friend ... that is a wonderful thought. They do have their different sounds, don't they? Steven, this is a beautiful comment. I'm so glad you share your childhood memories... As I have often said, ours seem remarkably similar.

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  3. The sound of a screen door closing is comforting.
    As a young boy I was fascinated by how the spring pulled the door shut.
    Summer is almost here!

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    1. It is a comforting sound. Thank you for that thought.

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  4. Ah yes, screen door time is almost here!

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    1. Windows are open and the birds are singing. Yaay!!!

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  5. Screen doors are memory catalysts for so many of us... this poem is, in truth, a still life in words ... just beautiful ...

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  6. Wonderful images here, both warm and open. Memories of summer!

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