The Photograph Poem by Scarlett Treat

The Photograph

Rating: 3.0

Uncompromisingly brilliant pictures
are companions caught in memory,
delicious together in harmony,
softened sepias and gentle pastels.

Goodbye, September photographs
of an afternoon far, far away.
You're just a stranger, barely remembered,
a photograph curling in a forgotten drawer.

This is a commentary on all photographs, left forgotten in drawers and boxes, bureaus and photography books, no longer having names, but pictures of people who lived and laughed, who now rest, forgotten, except for that face that looks back at me.

Gina Onyemaechi 18 February 2006

Oh, but the sibilants, Linda, the sibilants! ! You know exactly where my 'hotspot' is, don't you? I would have liked to see another verse or two here, but anyway. C'mon, let me submit this then vote my 9 in. With warmth, Gina.

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Courtney Elmlinger 18 February 2006

Linda~ Aside from writing, my next favorite thing is taking photos and scrap-booking! This poem is very soothing to the ear when reading it out loud. My favorite line is, 'softened sepias and gentle pastels'. I also love, 'You're just a stranger, barely remembered, a photograph curling in a forgotten drawer'. Such a bittersweet feel there. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work; o)

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Anna Russell 27 April 2006

Not a word wasted...and each one of the a treat from the delectable Ms Treat. Hugs Anna xxx

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Esther Leclerc 21 March 2006

Beautiful phrasing here, Scarlett - I feel this poem. Love! Esther

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Raynette Eitel 15 March 2006

This little poem is packed and yet low key. Wonderful write. Raynette

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Linda Hepner 21 February 2006

Absolutely in accord with Courtney! And Charles. love L.H.

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Chuck Audette 21 February 2006

Some great lines and effortless alliteration! Loved that last image of the photograph. Wonderful. -chuck

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Scarlett Treat

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