Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jewels of memories

© Written by Tarang Sinha



memories


She takes out an old album from the closet. Smiling pictures of dear ones, in the album, are the best companion of her loneliness. They stir the reminiscences of happy days of togetherness. They evoke nostalgia and tears roll down her wrinkled cheeks.


Jewels of memories
Treasured in the safe of heart
Shine in solitude






Written for: Write Tribe Festival of words: Day 1

52 comments:

  1. I simply did not see that coming. Well put Tarang :)...Loved it!

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    1. What? Tears? Sometimes, tears are masked behind a smile...
      I just tried to work on the prompt. Glad you liked it. Thank you!:)

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  2. A lovely haiku - I found the ending bittersweet and apt.

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  3. That goes so beautifully with the picture.

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  4. Beautifully expressed:)
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    1. Oh, I didn't know it's called haibun! Thank you very much!:)

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  6. beautiful. memories she must have...

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  7. In the photo it looks like she is assuming the same pose as her younger self in the photo - I so resonate with this - it is astonishing how quickly we move from our younger to our older selves!

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    1. Yes, it seems like that. Photos are amazing form of your younger days....:)

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  8. Beautiful. Photo albums are such precious things where the shadows of our youth live forever. ♥

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  9. 55 and Haiku? Amazing! Lovely lines. :)

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  10. This one reminded me of Kate and The Titanic...:) <3

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    1. :) :) Thank you!! (Though I didn't think of that while writing this)

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  11. Jewels of memories
    Treasured in the safe of heart
    Shine in solitude

    expressed so beautifully, Tarang.

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  12. oh! That was beautiful...
    You have expressed her loneliness so well.

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  13. Love how you made a haiku out of this prompt. Sometimes sifting through photos can make us emotional. Nicely done.

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  14. You know what, I just love people who are able to write poetic lines. These are such beautiful lines to complement the picture. Loved it. :-)

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    1. :) Thank you so much for such a lovely comment! :)

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  15. Such a bitter sweet haiku. It inspires me to try harder with mine.

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  16. This is a real life experience for me as I watch my 86 year old grandma take out all her old albums and look at the old pics...various emotions on her face, as she laughs, cries, gazes at the pics!
    Your writing evokes all the nostalgia...

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    1. Oh, this is so sweet!! I'm happy my writing could do so...Say my hello to your grandma!!:)

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  17. Memories are priceless...Nicely worded tarang :)

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  18. isn't it sad that all she had in old age were memories from a picture album and no real person? so beautiful!

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    1. Yes, it is sad but it happens in many cases :(
      Glad you liked it. Thanks!:)

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  19. The haiku has covered it all. the memories in heart always rekindle the fire when alone...

    Richa

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