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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Senryu for Magpie Tales

Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales offers the following image for writers' prompt # 88







guided by hindsight
he edits life's errata
squeaky clean memoir

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28 comments:

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

interesting take... wish all things in life can be reviewed and changed.

love it!

JJRod'z

Jinksy said...

Excellent comment on selective memory.♥

Roy Schulze said...

My eyes tonight were lazy and on first glance saw "memoir" as "mirror." So, in hindsight, nicely done.
My Magpie Tales this week is In Vince’s Car.

Kathe W. said...

when I read "memoir" I too saw mirror- clever you.

anthonynorth said...

Ah, we edit life so well. Great words.

Brian Miller said...

ha if only it changed more than the words on the page....

Laurie Kolp said...

Wow- so much said in so few words... powerful!

thingy said...

Wow, talk about mind tricks. I too saw, mirror.

Brilliant write, Tumblewords.

Berowne said...

Oh, would some power the giftie gi' us -- to edit life's errata. :-)

Lyn said...

Time to neaten up all those reflections! Very good take...

izzy said...

Definitely in hindsight! thanks.

Brigid said...

Thought provoking piece, a delight to read, as always.

Margaret said...

I wish we could see our "past" so easily reflected as a car's rearview mirror. Maybe we wouldn't continue making the same mistakes... :)

Lena said...

I wish I had squeaky clean 'mirrors' - mine always look smudgey!

A perfect take as always!

Helen said...

I've experienced more than a few of those 'wish I had been guided by hindsight' moments .. nice Magpie!

manicddaily said...

Wonderful! I know people trying to do just that kind of memoir. Hard sell! K.

Tess Kincaid said...

"...he edits life's errata" is really nice!

Kristen Haskell said...

That is fantastic. The hardest part of writing a memoir would be having the guts not to do that!

Ann Grenier said...

Wouldn't it be loverly...I like this idea expressed so succinctly in your short verse.

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Mirror/memoir, what a productive image! I may steal it, or let's say just pilfer it. Thanks so much for visiting me here in the Blue Ridge of NC. I'd love to come to your neck of the woods someday.

mangetoutetc said...

Nice take on selective memory - 'guided by hindsight' - yes...

Jo Bryant said...

this i can see - great poem

Nicholas V. said...

Elegant encapsulation of the image's multiplicity of viewpoints...

Dave King said...

As brilliant as it is succinct.

The Brave said...

I read it as mirror too. How clever.

Morning said...

very smart words.
bless.

Bee's Blog said...

Oh if it were that easy! The skeletons will always be there! Wonderful take - love every line

Cad said...

We spend so much time looking backwards . . . selectively.