Monday, March 26, 2018

Blue Enameled Egg/ dVerse

Blue Enameled Egg
Your hair wrapped round my finger

Around and around
Create a nest
Placed within an enameled egg
Blue the color of your eyes
The color of sunrise
I hold you close
Never forget
I wear it around my neck
It lays upon my chest

March 26, 2018

Quadrille #53 -- Egg

Kim is hosting the pub today, and she would like us to write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting the title), including the word egg.




21 comments:

brudberg said...

The lock of hair... I can just imagine the story of a child....no more.

Paul John Dear said...

Such a poignant poem. Conjures up a plethora of possibilities.

Kim Russell said...

That is an amazing image, Annell, a nest of a loved one's hair inside an enameled egg. I love that both egg and eyes are blue. I watched The Illusionist again over the weekend; the Duchess had an unusual locket that played a crucial role in the plot.

Amaya Engleking said...

I like the image of the nest within the egg. A place of love and comfort forever contained.

Toni Spencer said...

Such a sad and beautiful poem. I picture the hair of a lover who died. Of course I am not child oriented so I would imagine a lover or parent or sibling. Perfect poem full of longing and loss.

Frank Hubeny said...

I like the idea of keeping someone close around one's neck.

Anonymous said...

love the warmth emanating into this nest egg

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Gosh this is beautifully evocative, Annell.

Jane Dougherty said...

There's a lot of poignant imagery in this, Annell. Eggs break and nests are emptied. Keep the memento close to your heart.

sarah said...

What a beautiful image - a nest of coiled hair, an egg the colour of someone's eyes, the closeness of nest and egg, and the transience of that closeness. Beautiful.

Jo said...

This is beautiful in its poignancy.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

So sad, yet beautiful in it's telling.

Grace said...

Sad and touching Annell ~ Brings love and comfort to the one left behind ~

Neeraj Khanka said...

Ah ! that longingness, love it.

Vivian Zems said...

It's beautiful to have a reminder of our loved ones close by- especially this close to your heart

Truedessa said...

I picture an egg shaped locket, a treasure worn around your neck close to the heart.

kaykuala said...

Never forget
I wear it around my neck
It lays upon my chest


How sweet, annelle! If it is from a loved one it rightfully stays there!

Hank

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

This makes me think of a locket, in the shape of an egg.....the kind of locket that holds something. In this case, the coiled hair...perhaps the first cut hair of a baby? A lover? And the person wearing it, having that remembrance close to the heart. Beautiful imagery here.

Sara McNulty said...

Just enough said to create a treasured
image.

Frank J. Tassone said...

Indeed! Beautiful Imagery, Annelle! Eggs-actly right! :)

Mish said...

Oh this is lovely. I sense the feeling of deep loss in your words but this precious egg carries love and cherished memories.