Thursday, August 25, 2011

Friday Flash 55 - "Time"

Photography taken by "whendt"
The photographer's "Old Hay Barn" can be seen HERE.


Stoically the old girl prevails,
seemingly impassive
to the degradation of time.

Gracefully she poses,
unaware her resplendent scarlet robe
has long since been stripped from her frame.

The west's version of a Norma Desmond
dreaming of a triumphant revival,
but renewal isn't possible.

Time continues its course,
beating down her will
and demanding submission.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 25, 2011

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This is for Friday Flash 55 - a story in 55 words.  I cheated a bit as I originally wrote a longer version HERE for this photo prompt at my creative writing blog.  I stopped writing for that blog during the summer months and yes, Friday Flash 55 probably belongs there.  BUT I am addicted to the "55's" and I couldn't give it up, so its home is here, year round.   There are few new writing prompts (not poetry) that I have found and are on my "Art Happens in Black & White" blog's right hand margin.  If you know of any more, please let me know!

I'm also linking this to "Weekend Creation Blog Hop".   LOTS of creativity going on there.. so hop over and take a look. 


lisa said...

What a beautiful story for the photograph Margaret!

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...Top Notch!!
Holy Sunset Blvd. did this 55 ROCK!
I humbly bow before you....
Thanks for your little Gem, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Brian Miller said... seeing old buildings...barns, houses...that have withstood the test of time...nice play on the pic margaret...

Monkey Man said...

Terrific personification of a farm relic.

Lydia said...

Your 55 is a touching poem. I especially love this:
her resplendent scarlet robe
has long since been stripped from her frame

Old barns always get me right in the center of where I feel. They have such heart.

izzy said...

No submission- steadfast!
Nice; there is very little on the planet as wonderful as a barn...thanks.

Mama Zen said...


Nara Malone said...

Nice. It always amazes me how those old barns hang on. I hope I prove to be that tenacious.

Kavita said...

You have conveyed the emotions so beautifully... one can extend it so easily to persons and lives as well... Lovely!!

And I absolutely admire her determination!!

Cad said...

I'm married to an old girls who prevails...

hope said...

I loved the west's version of Norma Desmond!


Morning said...

creative and handsome 55.

BIG grins.

Luke Prater said...

something ineffably sad about this piece for me; the nostalgia is laid on thick (n a good way)

thanks for sharing this

Anonymous said...

Oh you must come back next Monday & link up this post to Barn Charm, I'd love for everyone to see this beauty! Gorgeous!!! =)

Nora B. Peevy said...


I'm hopping over from Shah's Creation Blog Hop this weekend. A creative poem. I have always wanted to photograph all the old barns where I used to live in Wisconsin, but never got the time before I moved away. I might still get to that someday. They make great photo subjects.


Carole said...

Great old building!