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Written for Trifextra: Week Seventy-Nine
The brain is efficient
Each matchless moment stored,
For a while,
Left to lollygag
And loiter, droop and fade,
Abraded by the sharp, cold winds of age
forgetting, memory, poetry, remembering, shadow, Trifecta
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#1 by Jo-Anne Teal (@jtvancouver) on August 4, 2013 - 4:42 am
Kallan Annie – I love how you reach into each of the Trifecta prompts and pull out the very essence. The imagery in this is exceptional. You’ve chosen your words beautifully.
And may I just say: that last line squeezed my heart in all the right ways.
#2 by kallanannie on August 5, 2013 - 6:01 pm
Your comments are always so thoughtful, Jo-Anne, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to formulate your response so carefully. Thank you so much.
#3 by trifectawriting on August 4, 2013 - 5:51 am
The idea of memory being abraded by time is killer. Thanks for linking up!
#4 by kallanannie on August 5, 2013 - 6:03 pm
Thank you, Trifecta folk, and thank you so much for choosing my poem. What a fantastic start to my week!
#5 by LaTonya M. Baldwin on August 4, 2013 - 11:22 am
One reason I write: to remember. Every time a memory is lost, is a kind of death. Well done.
#6 by kallanannie on August 5, 2013 - 6:06 pm
I agree with you, LaTonya. In fact, I wasn’t going to participate this time around because the prompt just wouldn’t speak to me. Then I got back from a visit with my aunt who has dementia and whose memories continue to dwindle and disappear. So very said.
#7 by theinnerzone on August 4, 2013 - 1:10 pm
#8 by kallanannie on August 5, 2013 - 6:06 pm
Thank you so much, innerzone!
#9 by theinnerzone on August 5, 2013 - 6:11 pm
Congrats! Well deserved – I wish I’d write like that 🙂
#10 by Cobbie's World on August 4, 2013 - 2:32 pm
How beautifully stated is this! Such an elegant manner to how you express your thoughts. I tip my hat and bow down deeply. 🙂
#11 by kallanannie on August 5, 2013 - 6:07 pm
Tom, you are so kind. What a lovely thing to say–thank you, thank you, thank you!
#12 by jeanmcurio on August 4, 2013 - 5:24 pm
#13 by kallanannie on August 5, 2013 - 6:07 pm
Thank you, Jean!
#14 by Valerie on August 4, 2013 - 8:59 pm
KA-this is exceptional, my friend! Truly an amazing piece of writing-and that you did it in 33 words has me tipping my hat and bowing right along side Tom!
#15 by kallanannie on August 7, 2013 - 4:45 am
Thank you so much, Valerie! Reading your comment made me bouncy with happiness. 🙂
#16 by Draug419 on August 5, 2013 - 12:38 am
A brilliant interpretation of forgetting.
#17 by kallanannie on August 7, 2013 - 4:45 am
Very kind–thank you, Draug!
#18 by jannatwrites on August 5, 2013 - 2:34 am
I love that you used lollygag 🙂 I like your unique take on the prompt, sort of like the life cycle of memories. It’s sad how it all ends.
#19 by kallanannie on August 7, 2013 - 4:47 am
Oh, I really like that phrase, “the life cycle of memories.” You know, I wrote this after visiting my aunt who has dementia, but really, so many people die with most of their memories intact. Memory is fragile, but not necessarily doomed.
#20 by Let's CUT the Crap! on August 5, 2013 - 2:43 pm
Heart wrenching truth.
#21 by kallanannie on August 7, 2013 - 4:53 am
Thank you, Tess! i loved your piece this week.
#22 by Valerie on August 5, 2013 - 3:10 pm
#23 by kallanannie on August 7, 2013 - 4:53 am
And I’ll raise you one HOOOOOO!!!!!!! 🙂
#24 by Miss Hannah on August 5, 2013 - 8:23 pm
Congratulations! and It’s Beautiful!
#25 by kallanannie on August 7, 2013 - 4:53 am
Thank you, Miss Hannah! Much appreciated.
#26 by Joe Owens on August 6, 2013 - 1:56 pm
Amazing truth here.
#27 by kallanannie on August 7, 2013 - 4:54 am
Thank you, Joe–really appreciate it.
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