Sunday, November 27, 2011

Signs of Life



a ruddy imprint on the bricked underpass
one tobacco-tainted sofa, sans cushions
deemed passe haute couture for some
while others spring on the posh decor

@laurie kolp

Picture inspiration: Magpie Tales

35 comments:

kez said...

nice like it and until your poem didn't notice it didn't have cushions ...thanks for sharing x

Jinksy said...

Once again. beauty is in the eye of the beholder, eh? :)

Kathe W. said...

yep- I noticed the red cushions were missing-good take!

anthonynorth said...

Why didn't I notice the non-cushions? Nice one.

Margaret said...

...they must be college students! :)

Tom said...

right. the cushions are probably the soft walls of a child's fortress...somewhere

jen revved said...

Exquisitely expressive, Laurie. xxxj

The Cello Strings said...

elegant.

it reads like one sentence magpie, smiles.

Eva Gallant said...

Excellent!

zumpoems.com said...

Nice capture of moment! And nicely setting up one of those open to intepretation metaphors. Really love the style and the use of words!

Glenn Buttkus said...
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C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

You summed it all up rather well. A second life emerged for the once elegant love seat. Well done.

kaykuala said...

The cushion might still be retained after restoration. It is simpler to do and occupies less space!

Hank

Isabel Doyle said...

every line a story - lovely Laurie

Doctor FTSE said...

So much is a few words. Good Magpie.

Martin said...

There's a French feel to the fabric of this poem.

Dave King said...

Love this. Sharp and incisive.

izzy said...

I am glad you mentioned scent...
If it is/were, at a bus stop- it would be posh!

Carrie Burtt said...

Love this Laurie! :-)

Helen said...

Wonderful Magpie! Do you think it ever had cushions?

Brian Miller said...

one mans trash is another mans treasure...i am sure there are many on that street that would love a nice place to sit...someone already stole the cushions..

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent!

Anna :o]

Shawna said...

"deemed passe haute couture for some
while others spring on the posh decor"

Ha ha ha! Awesome. :)

Doctor FTSE said...

Cool Magpie. I wonder if the pennies down the back and sides have been stolen also?

Lolamouse said...

a lot said in a few words. well done.

Berowne said...

There is no haute couture like passe' haute couture. :-)

thingy said...

"Haute couture" to dumpster diva.

Wonderful.

Other Mary said...

Oh, that's a tight write. Good one!

Laurie Kolp said...

Thank you for your kind comments!

Tumblewords: said...

Posh decor! A delightful short!

ds said...

Never realized there were no cushions. Fun take--thank you.

Zoe said...

The french is a lovely echo of the sofa itself. I really enjoyed your take on this one.

Lyn said...

All in the eye of the beholder! I really like this...

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shot!

zongrik said...

expressed beautifully