Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 29

Big Tent poetry- Things in mason jars

Jars of Memories

A dusty shelf in the back sewing room.
A lifetime of childhood memories.
Mason jars lined up in a row.
A rainbow of buttons.
Big and small, round and square.
Tiny beads for stringing.
Friendship bracelets.
Hot glue guns, fancy bags.
Remnants from Hilary’s girl scouting days.
Giggly girls swarming over the green card table.
Dress up clothes, make up.
A cherished collection of marbles.
Dirty fingernails, soiled feet.
Little Henry ever begging for sweets.
Swirling, twirling dreams.
Old-time five and dime malt shops.
Confectioner’s delight, bubblegum, lollipops.
Innocent kids with big imaginations.
A newborn baby, silky skin.
Mouth-watering wishes.
A sparkling treasure.
Quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.
Vacation money saved each year.
Garage sales, loose change.
Counting and rolling coins, trips to the bank.
Disneyworld, the Grand Canyon, Florida.
A dusty shelf in the back sewing room.
A lifetime of childhood memories.

@laurie kolp


Unknown said...

I, too, have memory-filled mason jars. I love them.

barbara said...

Nice mix of list and remembering

flaubert said...

A lovely list of memories, Laurie.


Anonymous said...

This had a sweet, nostalgic ring to it. A family's history stored in mason jars. No wonder we never throw the stuff away. Excellent. Vb

Judy Roney said...

I had memory-filled mason jars when I was growing up, Laurie. You bring back so many memories of my grandmother's house. Beautiful!

brenda w said...

This is a wonderful piece. I can picture the setting you've crafted. Colorful and's quite a lovely image.

nan said...

dusty shelves, perhaps, but bright gleaming rays of memories from inside the jars!

Elizabeth said...

Love your jars of memories, with wonderful feelings attached to preserve the whole of a lifetime.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I enjoyed your memories, and love the the full circle with beginning and ending lines echoing one another.

Laurie Kolp said...

Thank you all for your support and comments...

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely memories list!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely. I like that it feels both personal and universal.