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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Still Life for Magpie Tales #121


Thanks to Tess Kincaid for the image prompt.

Still Life, 1670, detail by Jean François de Le Motte


one generation
secondhand paper and ink
still misunderstood

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17 comments:

zongrik said...

and things are misunderstood in email and text today!! gotta say it face to face. wait we even misunderstand each other like that!!

we all need a degree in communications

painting details

undercaws.com said...

My parents don't understand me, I try to understand my children, but then think I fail. LoL

Brian Miller said...

ha i think there will be misunderstanding between generations forever...but this also opens up to a story as well...maybe it is just that i recently watched Hatfields & McCoys...

R. Burnett Baker said...

But it need not be! Paper and ink, even secondhand, should be treated as gold.

Linda said...

There is always a disconnect between old values and new ideas. There is so much wisdom in this short haiku, Tumblewords. Thank you for sharing.

Other Mary said...

Oh, this little haiku opens up worlds! Wonderful!

Jinksy said...

You are one deep thinking lady, as you words show.♥

Old Ollie said...

yes - a perfect punchy little poem

Little Nell said...

True, some things never change.

Tess Kincaid said...

Always a generation gap...

Helen said...

Universal, the generational thing! I watched the Hatfields and McCoys too, talk about misunderstandings, Brian is right!

Daydreamertoo said...

Always will be misunderstood too. My teen tells me all the time "You wouldn't understand, you're too old." I guess it's something that gets passed down through generations too, along with progress. Great interpretation of the picture. :)

Paige + Shauna said...

succinct and true. excellent.

Kathe W. said...

if we all thought the same way- then new beginnings would never happen. Wonderful haiku.

Helena said...

A true Haiku indeed! Mind you, I'm more your pencil and eraser kinda gal! *blush*

phil said...

Simple haiku with history and heartbreak.

Excellent!

~phil

Sue said...

You got a lot done with those few words!

=)