The Vase

The Vase

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

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                        The Vase

there on the shelf of my best pronouncements
polished purple and pink


a rose so to speak


warm bodies in the house 
can't contain the empty cold


quiet browns inside 
stained with rag doll morals and attar


dusting politely the


water marks
waterfall streaking


water falls like cotton
quietly 

 ...................................................................................

E.
10/13/2019


© 2019 Einstein Noodle


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E., my great grandmother had a similar vase in her living room. I remember it was fine China with intricate colorful artwork, and someone had broken it years earlier. I recall the cracks, the faint dried glue ooze, and yet I never looked inside. I think it might've been her mother, Lettie, who died during the 1919 influeza epidemic. This memory is from the 1970s, so the images are blurry now. Still, your poem and the photo took me back to that place and time, much like what you've described here, "where water falls like cotton... quietly." This poem touches the heart and time, and that makes it extraordinary.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

oh God bless your Great Great Gramma! how precious to hold even faded memories like that R E! our he.. read more



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I love how poets can write about practically everything and pass whatever message with anything, here this vase has brought out such a warm sweet poem that speaks of love

Posted 1 Day Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Day Ago

i do too Cassie .. it is a marvelous way to get all kinds of things from inside the noodle and insid.. read more
I loved it how you wrote this poem.
It's very beautiful.
Full of love and descriptive.
It totally says everything you wanted to say about the title " The Vase ".

You are good with words too, just like you said to me.

Posted 5 Days Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Days Ago

:) ............ thanks for taking time Ms. Milky Way! glad you enjoyed!
E.
O h my..yes this is a heartwarming piece containing such sweet memories..we form affectionate attachments to certain things ..this vase as lovely as a rose holds so much more from bygone years..lovelingly penned poetry E..

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

hey Fran! yes! we all have them don't we .. in one form or another ... thank you for your kind suppo.. read more
  Fran Marie

6 Days Ago

you re welcome
Quite a picture it must make, that vase, as pretty as a rose. Your words reflect your pride and attachment to the vase that must be bringing on such precious memories of the past. Such beloved possessions, though stained, though worn and cold, never fail to comfort and soothe us through the rough grind of life.

I was brought up by my grandmother E and I have her old, four-poster bed from the 1940s when she was young. As a baby, my first conscious moment was in that bed and I hope to have my last one there too.

You touch such a chord here. Thanks for sharing a special part of your life.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

oh my Divya ... i feel quite honored this brought those precious memories to mind .. thank you so mu.. read more
DIVYA

1 Week Ago

You’re welcome E! Have a lovely, awesome day! It is such a pleasure my friend.
Funny how an innate object like an old antique vase can evoke such warmth of feeling ..

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Days Ago

one of my cousins traced me Da's family and an Aunt me Ma's ... its like reading treasure maps that .. read more
Stella Armour

5 Days Ago

It is addictive , once you find a branch you then have to go on and try to find the twiglets lol
Einstein Noodle

5 Days Ago

:) ....................
Terrific turn of phrase: "rag doll morals and attar"

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

i admit i kind of liked that one too ;} ... its a many scented thing isn't it?! .. thanks for review.. read more
MomzillaNC

2 Weeks Ago

yvw 😎
Ok, I don't know how the "Vase" turned into something great like this, and honestly it's not only the words, though You've worded some marvelous sentences for me like,
"water marks
waterfall streaking"
but more of the nostalgia and sadness You brought, the nostalgia to the warmth of home, of a family, of a mother's lap, You are aware of this warmth I'm speaking of, because You are the one who, before painting it, felt it. and I must say, I first read Your sentence "a rose so to speak" like this; "a rose to speak" so it immediately stuck and deeply moved my heart thinking of a rose which is speaking and expressing her feelings. You must use this somewhere :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Light

2 Weeks Ago

BTW, I was speaking about a poem from YOU not me ;)
Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

ohhhhhhhhhhhh ... well...i did just post a new one that has been brewing for months ... finally morp.. read more
Light

2 Weeks Ago

on my way there :)
just like our hearts are like a vase...broken many times, cracked, but still standing and still having special value...even though we forget that sometimes.
keepsakes for the heart's sake.
nicely done, E.

j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

yes!! keepsakes for the heart's sake .. nice one sir .. and always a treat to have your visits .. th.. read more
It's like a classical still life painting came to life, a tender beauty, E,

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

thanks for taking time gram! always appreciated ... yes .. a sweet sorrow ;)
E.
we have been very fortunate to have passed down to us, a number of treasured items, one of which, in relating to your poem is delicate, ornate, purple with gold trim, vase.
It came from my great grandparents home and I have always loved it.
Your beautiful poem re-reminded me.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

feeling pretty gratified you are inspired to think of such a treasure ... i also have many "things" .. read more

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