Annie, I feel that this verse is a great lead in to a fuller poem later. The whole image of this rare/lonely/ugly/celebrity/immigrant/etc stone could take the writing any direction (or even a tune!).
Hi Gordon. Thanks for that. There were lots of options I ditched when I was doodling it, so maybe I'll take another look at the sketch pages.
well now that it is mentioned. Yes. seems a larger poem could open from this image. Such a wonderful "moment" of choice, change.
this made me smile - it's such a relateable (not a word, I think) scenario xo
Hi mansuetude. Yes, will be keeping the sketch to hand. See what emerges with this one. Thanks so much.Hi Jeane. Thanks. Me and that stone obviously took a while to check each other out!! Ax
It's those relationships that start slow and with reluctance that grow to be most important - I agree, there is a sense of import in this.
Hi Sandra. Thanks. Interesting to hear your thoughts. Have it on my "things to look back at "pile. Will see what happens....
Hi Laura. Thanks. Pleased you liked this. Thanks for being Inkhaven's 200th follower. All the best, Ax
What draws us to recognize one stone from all the others...when it is so insistent that we must stop to hold it...happy new year, Annie!
Annie, I like this a lot. Sometimes, I'm driven to pick up a stone, too. (My husband wishes it wasn't so.) I'll reach into a coat pocket weeks or months later and find a hard treasure there.
Hi Maggie. Thank you. This sounds like it might be one of life's big questions!! I hoped it would sound familiar to a few readers, so I'm pleased I'm not the only one walking past stuff day after day. Happy new year! Hi Barb. Thanks so much. Like you, I do leave one in my pocket sometimes, usually pulling it onto the counter in a shop when I'm searching for change!
Just passing by and thought I should say thanks for this entry. I don't think I should wait for the sixth day...Seriously, its a really pleasing entry and so, so true. Often I wait till the sixth day and find someone else has gotten there first. Good for them, not so good for me.
Hi Martin. Thanks so much for dropping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. I know I shouldn't wait for the sixth day as well!! I've missed out many times, although usually it's with something that would have needed a truck to bring it home, so it would never have made it here anyway. Thanks again.
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