Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Neglected Garden

Once she flourished under their need. The more she gave, the more beautiful her life seemed. Now, what remains is a mother’s choked spirit - her love overgrown.

Sunday 160 is a creation of Monkey Man. If you’d like to participate or check out other 160s visit him here! This has also been a Magpie Tale. Interested in reading more? Click right here!

35 comments:

Maha said...

very insightful words. great magpie/160

Kay said...

oh how dear... absolutly love this!

Nessa said...

An illusion of beauty.

Monkey Man said...

You always give such deep meaning to your thoughtful works. I love this 160 of yours. Thank you for being a part of the Sunday 160. You humble me.

sheri said...

oh, my...this one really hits home! i have found out though that if they truly will mature, they'll be back albeit, with dirty laundry in tow!
thanks so much for stopping by...i always enjoy seeing a new face!
your 160 is so well written, felicitas :)

Helen said...

I think as a mother of four and grandmother of two I have experienced every emotion possible .. your Magpie is insightful and well written!

Claudia said...

a 160 with a deep meaning
being mother of three children myself - i have decided i will give and pour and love and not expecting anything back - but of course i'm glad if there comes something back - at least...

steveroni said...

VERY NICE!!!

Why do I always think I have to write a 5,000-word story for a Magpie? Is THIS why I was called "DUMMY" all through kindergarten? All five years of it???--grin!
Steve

Me said...

Oh, this is breathtakingly beautiful. Love it...
-C

Alice Audrey said...

I just read this three different ways, and am not sure which to react to.

My first reaction is that the kids have grown and moved away leaving her with too much thwarted feeling, in which case I say she needs grandkids.

My second is the kids are making too many demands, in which case she certainly doesn't need grandkids. :)

My third is the water pot needs to move somewhere else and the gardener could do some weeding.

Lena said...

This kinda feeling is about to kick in again as my oldest son flies the nest next month!

rudy said...

Ah, the ways of change - but I wonder why her spirit is choked...

Thought-provoking and nicely linked with the choked, overgrown garden in the picture prompt - I like it very much.

Sir Thomas said...

if you need pruning let me know. I love how you just give and give all you have.....

G-Man said...

Everything here is beautiful...
Pic..Story...Author.

kathew said...

nicely done!

PattiKen said...

I like this very much. I hope that soon the off-shoots of the off-shoots will need tending, and her life will bloom again.

Brian Miller said...

nicely done..a thought provoking 160...definitey our love can be over run with the weeds of our expectations.

Jingle said...

a magpie in 160 characters,
how divine u r,
I truly enjoy your wit here.
stay cool!

joanny said...

Quite a gift you have there, eloquence style and grace in a 160.

Beautiful.

Thanks for visiting my blog, do come back again, I know I will be visiting yours too.

Joanny

Angie Muresan said...

This is so thought provoking. Lovely.

dulce said...

I love what this watercan picture is able of...
Great liness F.
D.

signed...bkm said...

Great write and great perspective on life and motherhood....nice magpice...bkm

Jingle said...

Thank U for the kind words in Joanny's blog regarding her 160 about me,
I appreciate your openness in embrace of me, I am not perfect, am simply one of you...
God Bless!
Happy Monday!

madamebutterfly said...

Lovley post.

Everyday Goddess said...

great meaning in this combined 160 Magpie!

Dianne said...

yep, you packed a punch into this one. I can relate.
Dianne

Kavita said...

OUCH!!!
The analogy was stunning!! Sad, but brilliant!!!!
I wish no mother ever has to go through this phase... but sadly, they do.. :(
I loved this piece... but will never show it to my mom.. she will start giving me those "I told you so"s.. phheeww

Cheryl said...

A simply elegant 160.

Teresa O said...

So much eloquence in only 160 words.

willow said...

Oh, I can certainly relate to this one. Hard to prune that love into a different shape.

Nevine said...

Beautiful and concise, Felicitas. It describes so perfectly how a mother's role works. And amazing that you wrote that from the plant image... it works so eloquently!

Nevine

Carrie Burtt said...

Such depth in this post....love it! :-)

Jannie Funster said...

Wow! Really deep. I just love any poem with gardens, growth references.

Thanks. The 160 sounds fun!

Sherry said...

This poem has a lot of meaning to me...it reminds me of my mother!

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