Tuesday, 11 May 2010

History

HISTORY

–noun
1. the branch of knowledge dealing with past events.
2. a continuous, systematic narrative of past events as relating to a particular people, country, period, person, etc., usually written as a chronological account; chronicle.
3. the aggregate of past events.
4. the record of past events and times, especially in connection with the human race.
5. a past notable for its important, unusual, or interesting events.
6. acts, ideas, or events that will or can shape the course of the future; immediate but significant happenings.
7. a systematic account of any set of natural phenomena without particular reference to time.
8. a drama representing historical events



The eye was in the tree
Watching brothers bicker
It’d seen the birds fly by
Had counted them,
Knew of the fraud
The eye was in the tree
Watching closely at rage
That killed one
Crowning the other king
Of a demented city.
The eye was in the tree
Watching relentlessly
That eye we know
Squinting over our deeds:
History.

The background picture is copyright of Willow of Willow Manor, who has put it forth as a writing prompt.
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9 comments:

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

A great take on the photo prompt, Nathalie. The images of the brothers bickering and the crowned king of the demented city all work really well for me.

Brian Miller said...

the imagery that loranzo already pointed out made me think we were headed down the road toward tragedy...my uncle lost an eye in a stick fight. nice magpie

willow said...

Now that I think of it, the image does look as if the eye is in a tree. I love your concoctions of words.

Alexis said...

This was great! I love the reference to history. This poem painted a vivid picture for me.

joanny said...

This was thought provoking. How many of us took the demented path of bickering --- no one is a winner the crown is too high a price to pay.

Great Magpie.
Joanny

Tumblewords: said...

Demented takes on a deeper meaning - bickering under an eye in the tree is a vivid message. Great!!

Suz said...

History as an eye
I liked this one

sheri... said...

i loved this, the foreboding'ness' to it! i believe your magpie is right, and we'd better be taking care to live uprightly ;) a wonderful post, thanks so much for sharing it with us!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Nathalie: The "all seeing eye"! How history will judge those two from the "demented city". Prophetic and knowing the all seeing eye holds no prejudice. ps I love how you give us a lesson re: "History" - its many meanings are intricately woven in the sands of time; what about "Her story"? (His Story?)...hha! Excellent take on eyeball prompt! Got me thinking!