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May 13, 2010

Broken


She laid on the floor
Broken in a dozen places
She wouldn't be used anymore
She couldn't be put back together

She was part of a set
They were a striking pair
He will still be around
Doing what he does best

She was swept up in annoyance
Cussed at in bitterness
The little bowl now gone
So long, sugar!

Note: Currier and Ives sugar and creamer
I did not break anything, I just felt like writing about it.

55 comments:

Kazzy said...

Ooooo, I love old china and dishware. And I love your writing too!

Cinner said...

Well I am glad you did not break anything. I love your writing too.take care. have a good day.

Bernie said...

I am a big fan of dishes, this sugar and creamer is really nice, and I love your poem. Have a great Thursday......:-) Hugs

Mr. Stupid said...

Wonderfully written. I loved reading it. Glad you didn't break them...:)
Toodles!:)

Ronda Laveen said...

"So long, sugar!"

Classic line, TB. Brings to mind Casablanca. LOVED IT!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Love the poem! Glad no dishes were harmed in the making.

Rock Chef said...

At first I thought you had smashed these gorgeous pieces!

Brian Miller said...

this was fun and cute...with a sprinkling of empty nest there at the end...i love it when you write poetry

deb said...

you're funny!

Everyday Goddess said...

great writing!
although I was worried to think that there was a deeper meaning!

blueviolet said...

I'm glad nothing broke, because the set is never the same when one of them is gone. :(

Jeanie said...

They are a striking pair and I'm glad they are both intact.
"So long, sugar!" Hmmm?

JStar said...

I love this...So true to life...

DJan said...

They have been together through eons, through thick and thin, rain and drought, abundance and scarcity... so it's sure a good thing that this was fantasy and not reality. Fun post.

LL Cool Joe said...

Poor sugar! I'm glad nothing was broken.

Mama Zen said...

I really like this!

Casey Freeland said...

Haha! So long sugar! Awesome!

Casey

Sarah said...

LOL hon...I loved that. As a lover of wonderful old pottery and glass..I was holding my breath and feeling so sad for you..but you made me smile instead!
Hugs to you hon, Sarah

Akannie said...

Love it, sugar....

A beautiful set, for sure...from a beautiful poetess...xoxoxox

Hilary said...

Very cute. Loved the "So long, sugar!"

Gappy said...

I just wanted to let you know that I have read your poem, and that it stopped me in my tracks.

willow said...

My grandmother had this same Currier and Ives set! Glad you really didn't break a piece.

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

I love to read you~

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Yeah, fiction is always way better than fact. :)

Now try and break a couple of plates for taste :)

Robert the Skeptic said...

My wife got out an old tea set she had as a little girl; she wanted our granddaughter to be able to play with it. Then a cup got broken - there are these mixed feelings when you want the joy of sharing something special with a grand child but the sadness when part of it is broken forever.

Kristina P. said...

I can't quit you.

Kathy M. said...

Cool poem. I couldn't decide if it were literal or metaphorical, or maybe a little of both. But maybe that's the secret to a good poem. It doesn't reveal too much and leaves some questions lingering.

GypsyFox The Glamorous Betty Crocker said...

nice!! I love the way you, inspires me to want to write again. :) (love the pic too :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

That's a huge flashback to my youth and my grandparent's house. They had the exact same set of dishes. I wonder what happened to them.....
xo

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

I am enjoying your writing indeed

lisleman said...

I'll very glad no bowls were harmed in the production of your post.

It's fun to give life to inanimate objects.

Did you ever see Bent Objects by Terry Border? I think you would like it.

Ina in Alaska said...

.... she couldn't be put back together....

Sometimes things can never be the way they were ever again, I agree. xoxo

The Urban Cowboy said...

Haha, that was neat.

anne h said...

I love the way your mind thinks!

Brosreview said...

Nice analogy!

Enchanted Oak said...

I have some Currier and Ives pieces, and yours are simply yummy. Your poem is yummy. Funny and sweet and bitter too.

Life with Kaishon said...

You are a fabulous writer. Wow.

Eternally Distracted said...

Phew that you didn't break anything :)

Shrinky said...

What a lovely poem, and I am so glad your precious china is still intact! More, please!

Sunshine said...

Nice poem, feel like I should break somthing hehehe you have a gift of writing poem.!

beth said...

write away you talented one !

and the woodpeckers are different.....you probably have downey woodpeckers....we have those too and when they're together you can see the striking difference between them....

they really are amazing but cripes they can be so destructive !

Together We Save said...

Great story!! Very talented!!

Suldog said...

I'm glad you didn't break anything. I was feeling very sad, looking at the photo and reading the words, as I have a number of items, saved from early childhood, that it would break my heart to see broken.

Unknown Mami said...

I love the way your mind works.

Syd said...

I'm glad that she isn't really broken. I have many sugar and creamer sets from my family that go back to the late 1800's.

Maggie May said...

Love old china too. Glad you didn't break anything.
Maggie

Nuts in May

Cheryl said...

Glad nothing was broken. The photo brought back memories of my late former MIL. She would always ask me to sit with her and have a cup of coffee, her days were long and boring and she loved the company.

otin said...

I took it to be about a relationship and not about China. was I right?

secret agent woman said...

I love that you assigned different genders to the sugar bowl and creamer.

LL Cool Joe said...

ps. Just found the time to listen to your hubby's music and you asked me for my opinion. It sounds professional to me, and it's obvious he can really play the guitar. I can see it being really popular as background music in a restaurant or bar. It has a real Eric Clapton feel to it, but here in the UK that sound is quite dated now. It would be good to hear some vocals too. :)

Oz Girl said...

It's a beautiful set, so glad to hear they are both still intact. But it was fun to read your poem. :)

surjit said...

A wonderful poem.Images are striking..

LadyFi said...

Beautiful china!

Kind of sums up how I feel sometimes...

Julie said...

They are very beautiful. I also love the poem. It had me fooled at first, as I thought it was about a person. The last line fits perfectly.

Here's to many more years of loving service!

Eileen said...

Nice poem, and I've been there many times, and not just broken dishes, but sweeping up the pieces of my life too!