Mari Navarro and Kathleen Jordan

 

Mari Navarro
Untitled Acrylic Painting, 12″ x12″
Response

Empty Chair
By
Kathleen Jordan

Inspiration piece

Chill in the air

Rocking chair silent on the end of the old wooden porch

Grandma gone and the generations of children and adults that

Rocked in times of fun and troubles have moved on

Only in the dark room of memory is Grandma always there

Her ceramic jar of hot baked cookies at her side

Empty now and covered with dust

I push the chair and hear the creak of surprise and hope

And I sit and rock and smile

The emptiness is filled with the singing of the chair and

the dancing of the memories

 

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2 Comments

  1. KAthleen Jordan
    Posted June 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm | #

    Great response, Mari. Captures the “memory and the spirit” of the inspiration piece. kj

  2. druidbroga
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 11:51 am | #

    Nostalgia writ large in the inspiration and a clever use of the very rocking chair material (i.e. wood) in the response. Well done.

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