Monday, February 08, 2010

OLD THINGS

I love old things
Weather-beaten houses with moss-grown roofs
Where memories of generations cling
Old china fragile as the lily hands
That painted blossoms on it long ago
Brasses from those dimly lighted shops
Where skull-capped ancients peddled hammered ware ...
Old books where scattered margin notes
Are indices to histories never told
Old people who have aged like ivory
Made beautiful by time's poetic touch
Old loves that remember music
Are sweeter as their memory grows old
And pictures on whose colors time has laid
A hand that tempers them to golden tones ...

32 comments:

  1. Oh Margie, I love old things too. How beautiful you expressed the stories of those things, the life they had and the history they share. Love it

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  2. HI MARGIE-

    I toolove old things - their history and unspoken wisdom always inspiring. Wonderful sentiments in this wroting - wonderful you.


    Love Gail
    peace

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  3. Margie: Time has a way of bringing new luster to things that are old. I see so many examples where old items reveal a quality that is often lacking in today's modern world. A fine post!

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  4. A beautiful poem about old things. Their history, stories and memories are certainly something to cherish for many years.
    Take care, my friend.

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  5. That's partly why you like me, huh, you love old things!! I do so very much like old houses and I too think of the history of the people who have lived in them. Old books are my friends. My treasures. My solace. And music is so enmeshed in my marriage we are better spouses because of the influence of the music. You make old things enchanting and valuable in this warm and nostalgic post. Hugs to you, dear Margie. Your magic has again been written in my home and hubby and I thank you.

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  6. Old is beautiful. Every wrinkle on an old face tells a story.
    Old reminds me of 1000 year old Mahaveera temple we have in North India or one of the 1000years old temples I should say! :D

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  7. It's a great privilege to reach old age, whether it's a human being or an item. So, we should cherish the old; they have great historical, sentimental value; they display beauty and wisdom.

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  8. All old things all full of some hisdtory...

    Beautiful dear!

    xo

    Dulce

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  9. Wonderful pondering thoughts of old things......I only wish seniors were treated with the love and respect that antiques are.
    ........:-) Hugs

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  10. Margie, that was beautiful. I have to tell you, I agree with what Bernie said about antiques versus the elderly. Margie you left me a message about helping you change your background, I looked to see if your email was listed. After you get back from Valentines, no problem I could help. Here is my email cinwain@shaw.ca ...Have a great time. let me know. thanks.

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  11. Very well said.What stories the old castles and buildings and even the things in nature have got to say?
    Your poem also reminded me of the beautiful movie-'Notebook'.

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  12. Beautiful poem, Margie...as they say, 'Old is Gold' :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  13. Old love that remember music
    Are sweeter as their memory grows old
    And pictures on whose colors time has laid
    A hand that tempers them to golden tones ...

    WOW!!Margie...a beautiful poem on old things just as i am about to start a new day.I love the calmness in you...you inspire me.

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  14. I love old things too and can't get away from thm at all....nice post margie...

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  15. Ah, this was so lovely. All the memories and unforgettable moments, connected to objects around us, locked inside the creases, in the shapes, in the scents...
    This appealed so much to mine romantic and sentimental mindset.;)
    xoxo
    Zuzana

    PS:I hope all went well with the kitchen cabinets.;))

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  16. Old things are always cherished never to be forgotten. Lovely poem.

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  17. Soft and enchanting seconding those who know only Love is real, how i love this...

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  18. is it just me or are you poems getting stronger each time i read? love the old people aged like ivory. reminds me of a poem that will be in my book "I Like Old Clothes" all about a poem by the same title I remember from childhood and playing dress up etc :) Ah thanks for the walk down memory lane!

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  19. Very nicely written,reminds me of the bible passage" a time to love and a time to... Exclesiates 3:18, I think your version is actually pretty cool, because I hate to thing there really be a time for hate and war! Ugh

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  20. Beuatiful. I do love old things also! Kind regards.

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  21. You always write about topics I am always thinking about. And the way you talk about these things, is exactly how I feel. Except, you just have an amazing talent and way of writing it down =)

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  22. oh, what memories you brought forth with this! and to bring in the 'old loves'? marvelous! what did i remember??? "house hunting" finding and exploring old abandoned houses... antique stores :) a book of poems i just picked up in a used book store, a letter from the author inside to her roomate of which she went to college with (hand written, no less)... aren't those little charms just ... powerful?

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  23. I love old things, too, and I love this poem! :) The line "old people who have aged like ivory" is simply beautiful.

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  24. Hi Paula
    Old things are wonderful, aren't they!
    I always appreciate your visits!
    Many thanks for the nice comment.

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    I had a feeling you too would be a lover of old things, Gail.
    Thanks very much for the kind words!
    How are you enjoying the sweet new addition to your family
    Dogs add so much joy to our lives!

    Love to you. <3

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    Hello Michael
    Yes, time has a way of bringing new luster to things that are old!
    Thanks so much for your visit and kind comment.

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    Hi Anne
    Many thanks for the nice words!
    I know that you have the same appreciation of old things like I do.
    A collection of old books is one of my treasures!

    Take good care, my friend.
    I wish you much luck tomorrow!

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    Thanks very much, Isha!

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    Hello TechoBabe
    Ha, ha, you made me laugh with the first line.
    It's true, no, I'm just kidding, LOL!
    I like you because you are so kind and caring!

    How you touched my heart with your lovely comment!
    Thanks so very much!
    Hugs to you dear, kind lady!

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    Hi Asha
    Yes, old is indeed beautiful!
    I would love to see that old 1000 year old Mahaveera temple.
    Thanks Asha for your visit and comment.
    I appreciate it!

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    Hello Duta
    I so agree with all that you shared!
    Thank you!

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    Yes, the history is there, Dulce.
    Thanks so much for the kind words!
    xo

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    Hi Bernie
    Always so nice to see you here and many thanks for the kind comment!
    Hugs!

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    Thanks so much dear Kai.

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    Hello Cinner
    I appreciate your visit and nice comment.
    Thank you.
    I shall be in touch if I decide to change my backgroud.
    I love the look of your blog right now but I just bet you will have a new look very soon, LOL!

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    Hi Ariel
    Gosh, that is wonderful that my poem reminded you of that movie.
    It was quite lovely!
    Many thanks!

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    Thanks very much, Devika.
    "Old is Gold."

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    You are so kind, Kavita.
    That I inspire you touched me very much!
    Thanks so much for the kind comment!

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    Hi Anamika
    Me either!
    Just can't get away from the old things!
    Thanks for vistiing and the nice words!

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  25. Hello 直到遠遠
    Thanks for the visit!

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    Hi Zuzana
    Oh, all those wonderful memories and the joy they bring us!
    So glad my poem appealed to that special part of you!
    Thanks so much for the kind comment!

    The kitchen cabinets, oh, they are coming down and my kitchen is a bit of a mess but when the new cabinets go up my kitchen will be so beautiful.
    Have to have lots of patience!
    I do!
    xo

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    Hello Priya
    Yes, they are to be cherished and never forgotten!
    Thanks for visiting and I appreciate the nice comment.

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    Sweet comment, Lorraine.
    I loved it!
    Thank you!

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    That's very nice of you to say that, Jessie.
    Thank you!

    And I look forward to your book and that poem you mentioned.

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    Thank you, Rachel.
    I find it so very interesting that my poem reminded you of that bible passage.
    Always enjoy your visits and comments.

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  26. Thank you, Philip.
    Kind regards to you as well.

    Margie:)

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  27. Hello Mrs.Cullen
    How wonderful that is!
    I'm so very glad to know that!
    So, I guess we are a lot like each other!
    I like that!

    And thanks for the kind words on my writing!
    It is appreciated!

    Margie:)

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  28. Hi Kay
    I really enjoyed your comment!
    Thank you!
    How wonderful it must have been to find that poetry book with that letter inside from the author to her college roommate.
    Enjoy it!
    That is indeed a charm!

    Margie:)

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  29. Thanks so much for that lovely comment, Aurora.
    So glad that you loved my poem!
    I have to say I am rather partial to that line too!

    Margie:)

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