Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Monogram

MONOGRAM

–noun
1. a design consisting of two or more alphabetic letters combined or interlaced, commonly one's initials, often printed on stationery, embroidered on clothing, etc.
2. a single emblematic or decorative letter; applied initial.
–verb (used with object)
3. to decorate with a monogram.




In
the
cupboard,
Tarnishes
Ancient silverware
Unused, devoid of monogram
Murmuring about the wedding day that never came.

The wedding day had been set for September that year
On the last Sunday of summer.
But the war stroke first
Stealing light
Husband
And
Life.

The background picture is copyright of Willow of Willow Manor, who has put it forth as a writing prompt.
Join the writing fun at Magpie Tales.

17 comments:

Joan Tucker said...

Thanks for this lovely.. jt

willow said...

Clever take, the missing monogram. Now that you mention it, it does need one in the center of the laurel wreath! Lovely.

subby said...

I can't directly relate to this but have friends that can...alas! And intersting set-up on the poem here...

Lyn said...

It is fun, seeing all the ideas...such a melancholy take..good!

Vicki Lane said...

So clever -- to see the story in what isn't there.

Evening Light Writer said...

Makes me wonder why its missing a monogram? Perhaps the owner was a woman who never married or perhaps the owner thought it was too beautiful to have someone's name etched in. I like your take on the photograph.

Ronda Laveen said...

Ah...war stealing life, love and the future. Sweetly turned.

Peter Goulding said...

Says so much in so few words - the definition of good poetry.

Jen Chandler said...

This is very nice! I'm really enjoying everyone's take on this photo! A sad story, but very well done.

Jen

Brian Miller said...

very nice...i like how you used what was not there and made it a story. i wonder how many could tell this tale...

rel said...

Nathalie,
Very intriquing this. And who, pray tell, is now the proud owner of this trouseau item? Nicely formed!
rel

PattyF said...

Very, very moving. I really like this. Thank you for sharing.

tori said...

I really liked your take on this. sad and moving.

SUN DANCE HILL said...

Wonderful poetry - a devastating story set forth so well. Thanks for sharing.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely! So much said in so few words -- excellent. Cass

Jerry said...

In just a few words you set the timbre of a lifetime. Wow.

I did enjoy this.

steviewren said...

Great take on the theme. Perfectly in keeping with the image.