Poetry for We Write Poems #137

Peas in a Pod

My Grandmother's China

My Grandmother’s China (Photo credit: Maia C)

undusted Shenandoah platter
wrapped in tissues of regret
those careful, long fingers
trace patterns on your patterns
before exiled
to await
the next generation
feast of blame

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About T A Hillin-Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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24 Responses to Poetry for We Write Poems #137

  1. You write in lovely phrases, like “…wrapped in tissues of regret..”–beautiful.

  2. blancaster99 says:

    Nice. It puts me in mind of the many items imbued with memories of my grandparents and my dad.

  3. Luke Prater says:

    tissues of regret reels in the emotional kick

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Good to have you here. I was trying for subtle (blindsiding) emotion. I’m actually quite tired of listening to myself whine about personal matters, so much so that it’s stifled my desire to write. Time to find new topics and write anyway. Thanks for reading and commenting. I’ve enjoyed my recent reads at your space.

  4. a plate for me
    a bowl for you
    cup and saucer
    all lovely do

  5. irene says:

    I’m missing my father’s teacups. I always knew crockery were important pieces of heritage. 🙂

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Not surprising that we consider objects sacred, in a sense. I have several things of my father, gone ten years now, and some of my mother, gratefully still with me, which I treasure and touch and recall. They are connecting points for me, a quick way to appreciate and remember those dear. You’re the same. Things are even more important when they have cultural heritage as an additional layer. Thank you for stopping by and sharing a tea of thought and memory.

  6. slpmartin says:

    Oh that phrase “feast of blame” does indeed convey much of a family’s history…well said.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Families pass on all kinds of things, both intended and unintended. What does Aunt Bea hope to leave behind? 😉 Thank you for stopping to read and point out a favorite phrase.

  7. You put so much emotion into so few words – well done!

  8. ladynyo says:

    Lovely, lovely poem..makes me cry! Every evocative of some memory here.

    Lady Nyo

  9. 1sojournal says:

    Handed down treasures keep our connective links alive, helping us to remember both the good and the not so good things of our experience.


  10. ManicDdaily says:

    Yikes – feast of blame one I know! And the tissues. Very cool short poem. k.

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