Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Home

     Image from artbylindy.com

You are clever, practical;
straight walls and stout woodwork
blossom from your hands.
You set bright, shining tiles of desire
into a mosaic.

I see to the doors
and the shades.
Weaving words and light
with warm, cinnamon murmurs
I fashion the hearth.

Together we make our home.


 Posted for Real Toads
Challenge:  Words Count with Mama Zen, where she challenges us to write about home in 48 words or less.  Check it out.

47 comments:

  1. I like the interplay of reality and imagination in this building project.

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  2. I love how beautiful yours is! The cinnamon murmurs
    and blossom from your hands...WOW!

    <3 yours! :D

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  3. Thank you Ella - I was hoping it wasn't too much schmaltz.

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  4. Here, two (sets of) hands definitely are better than one. I like the cinnamon. Any realtor can tell you, it evokes home like no other scent.

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  5. Fun contrast between the two, I'm more crazy at my zoo, but that you knew.

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  6. This is lovely. It truly has a warm comfortable feel to it.

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  7. Your final line is like a big, bright bow atop a perfectly-wrapped package.

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  8. ...'warm cinnamon murmurs' ... I'm reminded of why I use cinnamon sticks in my hot buttered rum, my hot apple cider and when I'm feeling really frisky, in my brandied hot chocolate.

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    1. Thanks Helen - we need to exchange recipes!

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  9. This is absolutely beautiful! I love "cinnamon murmurs."

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    1. Thank you Mama Z. and thanks for hosting!

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  10. Fantasy and real life...what lovely bricks to build with.. :) I also love "cinnamon murmurs."

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    1. Yes, who can exist on mere reality? Thanks Susie.

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  11. the yin and yang of every great relationship, so true

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  12. Cinnamon murmurs. Sigh. As a guest, I may never leave :). The painting is charming.

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    1. Come and visit any time! I'll put the coffee on. :o)

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  13. Lovely description for how it all comes together. How we need each other, to each their talents.

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  14. This is gorgeous!! I love the cinnamon...yes, that ALWAYS says home and I love the weaving of words and light...very, very nice, ,Mary!!

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  15. Beautiful. Warm and wonderful collaboration to build a home.

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  16. How lovely to see the effect of both partners on their home.

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  17. Sounds like a perfect home :)Beautiful!

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  18. Like the smell of cinnamon rolls baking, Mary, you make this join home sound warm and delicious, an ongoing project, but with its own rewards built in.

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    1. 'joint' home--not join...sigh.

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    2. lol, I know - it's one of those days. Thanks Joy.

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  19. A wonderful division of responsibility, well expressed. L.

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  20. I meant to sign "k". Am on iPhone sorry. K.

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  21. Sounds like a good team here! I like the happy illustration you put with your poem--fits together well. Thanks for visiting my blog as well.

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  22. It isn't the structure that is making it, obviously. Can mine be a SoHo loft (smile)?

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  23. Together is the best way....this is lovely Mary! :-)

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  24. Thanks all! I won't answer your comments here, but I think I've visited all of you. Cheers!

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