Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Three Word Wednesday "Past & Present" Old Salem, continuted.


Past & Present

Eyes glazed, shoulders distraught, alone,
immobile and dazed he stood.  He almost moaned.

Without his Ipad, TV, and DS, he was paralyzed,
surrounded by games he didn't recognize,

music he'd never heard.  His mother said, "What a treat!"
A bow glided upon strings of music so sweet,

little men upon a table stood, with horses so bold.
The proximity of days gone by hovered, took hold,


and he played, intrigued with the past,
his smile ever widening, his imagination vast

as triangles and squares became ships!
Thirty minutes of activity; when asked to leave, a guilt trip

he gave his mother, a fine retribution you see,
as the gift shop she truly wanted to proceed,


but the lure of the past was strong.  The child

played on as mother gave in, smiled,

as the bow still sweetly played, kindred
spirits of past & present dancing together, joyfully indeed.



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This is for Three Word Wednesday #250 (3WW CCL)  This week's words are:  Immobile, Proximity, and Retribution.   I invite you to join in the fun - the link is open for a full week.

This is a continuation at a look at my day trip to "Old Salem", a small "living museum" in Winston-Salem, NC.

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And below are photos for Watery Wednesday #165  The Heritage Bridge of Old Salem connects the Visitor's Center to the Historic District.

A Puddle Reflection
"Heritage Bridge (1999) built to resemble historic bridges of the 19th century"

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how neat, that the old, simple ways could be intriguing to your young man. :)

Mama Zen said...

Oh, those first two couplets made me laugh! Cool write!

forgetmenot said...

How absolutely lovely, Margaret. Very child should have an opportunity to "sample" the past. They would love it, just as we did. Enjoy your day. Mickie :)

Janet said...

Enchanting...the poem and the photos!

Sheilagh Lee said...

truly lovely

Margaret said...

We ended the day singing Christmas songs with a throng of people. Yes, sometimes simple is best.

izzy said...

That covered bridge is just stunning!
I am glad you enjoyed yourselves-

Mary Mansfield said...

Beautiful poem and photos!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots but you know, that last one is something else! Love that you caught the reflection of the lights in that little bit of water.

G-Man said...

You Rock!!

John said...

Beautiful shots.

My watery entry.

Brian Miller said...

that puddle reflection is just amazing...and learning to play with the old toys, that is awesome...i think we need more unplugged time...

Margaret said...

Thank you, but I must confess (good Catholic girl that I am) my daughter pointed out the reflection before I saw it and told me to make sure I took a photo.

MaryAWrites said...

The poetry is delightful and the photos are enchanting. Thank you for sharing.

Emille said...

Wonderful photos, with a similar mood! Thanks for sharing -it's a treat:)

Wayne Pitchko said...

thanks for the words...nice photos and art too

Ginnie said...

I'm so glad you gave in! :)