Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mother

    Image by Tess Kincaid

She was womb
I was tomb
where her identity
lay down to die


Check out Magpie Tales where Tess Kincaid provies a weekly writing prompt. This one was in color, but I felt B&W was more appropriate for my bleak lines.

38 comments:

  1. A bit bleak, but all start and end the same

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    1. Yes, this one is bleak. Not biographical though. :o)

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  2. This is brief, but deep. Well done, Mary.

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  3. I love the way you approach writing ... you never disappoint.

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  4. The circle of life can seem rough around the edges sometimes....great write Mary! :-)

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  5. I loved this image but afraid I couldn't do it justice (like you), I never tried.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. I'll go check out what you did write about. :o)

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  6. The wordpair womb-tomb.. speaks volumes.. and indeed colors can seem lost.

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  7. dang --- dang....
    those last couple lines...
    either really becoming the tomb as she passed in childbirth
    or
    in her just losing her identity to make yours
    or...

    strong piece mary

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    1. Thanks Brian. I actually meant the second...the way a woman can lose her identity when she gains the role of mother, but I like that it's ambiguous.

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  8. It was like a haiku and I enjoyed your clever take on this. Bravo Mary!

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  9. I also thought it was sad she was nameless...I almost posted this photo in black and white...I'm glad you did...

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    1. Thank you Tess. That was what struck me the most.

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  10. Thank you Michael. Sorry I didn't see your comment sooner. It was caught in my filter for some reason.

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