Friday, 14 May 2010

DAILY POEM "THE MANTLEPIECE"

Beautiful relics dawned the shelf
many as old as the hills
from Granny's little crystal dog
to Grandads tin of pills.
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The shine would blind you even at night
great care was taken of the wood
no scratches or blemishes were ever seen
cleaned with love and all that was good.


The pictures lay across the top
in silver plated frames
many dated centuries back
and were shining with the flames.
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The Mantelpiece was her pride and joy
a feature that many admired
bits and pieces gathered over the years
and one or two aquired.
;
The fire grew to life with flames
and so did grandmas treasure
she sat in her wooden rocking chair
and watched her ware with pleasure.

Do you remember your Grandmas Mantlepiece? a display of beautiful ornaments, pictures of the family, all displayed and kept dust free, I remember my grannies and it was always sparkling, this is Family Friday please pop over to Amy or Lories place to read more posts :)






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22 comments:

  1. my grandmas house was such a magical mysterious lace...old with all the nooks and cranies and special treasures..

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  2. This brought back memories William... :)

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  3. dear william,
    this is beautiful, it brought back memories of some cabinets in our home- where mementos were placed-generation after generation.
    lovely poem.

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  4. All the little breakable treasures that little hands were never allowed to hold. I remember them well. I love the memories in your words.
    “The pictures lay across the top
    in silver plated frames
    many dated centuries back
    and were shining with the flames”
    Wonderful!
    Gerardine xx

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  5. Both my grandmothers do not have that...they were such simple folks..but I remember they have beautiful treasures too...
    very nice, William...
    missing you....love you....
    hugs
    shakira

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  6. Both my awesome grandmothers had special places in their homes like the picture you just painted in all our minds. They valued family, pictures of past and present loved ones and all the little gifts and treasures they were given or pasted down too. I feel those were much more appreciative times. Thanks for sharing your awesome poem with us, William!!
    BIG HUG,
    Coreen

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  7. A smile I will never forget. Thank you for the nice memories. :)

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  8. absolutely lovely post,
    what a marvel!

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  9. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/week-18-the-perfect-poet-award-announcement/

    you are perfect poet on week 18...
    cheers!
    ;)

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  10. reminds me of my grandmother's place..
    nostalgic poem :)

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  11. great post. Thanks for sharing.. My grandmother had all kinds of fun things around her house. She traveled a lot.. Thanks for sharing.. Have an amazing weekend.

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  12. a well delivered poem.the description of the objects on the mantlepiece was minute and reflects vivid imagery; well done william.have a happy weekend.

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  13. I loved my nan's house for the same reason. I mean woman had lavender water on there...got to love this nostalga <3

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  14. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/poetry-award-for-week-18-thursday-poets-rally/

    three awards for poetry,
    the most honest poet award,
    the most open minded poet award,
    the most intelligent poet award,

    two general awards,
    the big heart award,
    you are the princess snow-white award.

    hope that you enjoy some of these 5 award.
    Happy Weekend!
    Smiles!

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  15. Oh yes grannie had the BEST mantel, she was a doll collector so it was full of beautiful different dolls.

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  16. This brought back memories to me Billy. Nice Post.

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  17. My grandmother had so many things that we loved to look at. As we got older she would let us help her with her dusting and cleaning so long as we were careful! Thanks for reminding me of those Saturdays spent being her "assistant".

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  18. yes I have very many memories..the fireplace always lit an me sitting to close so I would feel the burn...and everyone pulling me away...and his little iron Boston Terrier just adorning the fireplace ....I don't remember the mantle per se...because I was too short then...Great poem and inspiration for us all..!

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  19. hahahah..my verification word was "glowing"..like from the fire..hahahah

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  20. All 4 of my grandparents died before I was born, and we were too poor to afford pretty things. We did enjoy sitting around our wood-burning stove while I told stories that I made up to my sisters and brothers. I use to scare their pants off of them with my ghost stories. LOL I loved your poem and love fireplaces and wish that I had one with a beautiful mantlepiece like the one in the picture. That is beautiful.

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