Orange bouquet on a plain black drum,
Work the interpretation out for yourself,
A sign, perhaps, to honour the Sun,
As depicted in blue and white Delph
Encircled within a tasselled line,
Speakers focus upon a dove,
Caringly etched upon plate so fine,
Brought on board to represent love
whirlbutton

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. An arresting poem – there are a lot of ways to interpret what we see..

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    1. There are, Jae… and I think interpretation is a very interesting thing at times!

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  2. Through your words, I can picture that museum piece and the historical reasons for the etching and can see people gazing at it, wondering about those reasons…..it’s a lovely picture.

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    1. Thanks, C.C., I’m pleased it conjured up such a picture for you.

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  3. It has a fine lilt to it, and is open to many an interpretation one can work out for oneself; plus a fine line between the serious and the almost flippant!

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    1. ‘A fine line between the serious and the almost flippant’…
      That, Col, sums this blog up to a tee! 😉

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        1. 😀 It seems to work!

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  4. How well this poems reads. Your use of the prompt words was excellent.

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    1. Thanks, Oldegg. Sometimes you just have to go with what you have! 😀

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  5. Good piece Tom! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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