Eloise

Anna O Photography

Image: Anna O Photography

Come away from the window, Eloise

sister, dear

turn your back to sorrows

shed your black dress for one of white

he betrayed you, corrupted our love

left you tears that water the hydrangea

you and I planted that night

written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Challenge 117

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10 thoughts on “Eloise

  1. Shadeau June 17, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    Oh WOW–I’m otherwise speechless. 5-Star exquisite writing.

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    • taleweavering June 19, 2016 / 3:56 am

      Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. Sometimes it all just comes together.

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      • Shadeau June 19, 2016 / 4:53 am

        Yes, Phylor, but you seem to have a magic touch! :)

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  2. afairymind June 17, 2016 / 11:51 am

    I may be reading too much into the final line, but is he buried under the hydrangea?

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  3. maria June 15, 2016 / 12:33 am

    Enchanting yet sad. Beautiful take on the prompt! :D

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    • taleweavering June 15, 2016 / 8:28 am

      Thank you, Maria. The image had a wistfulness or sadness about it to me.

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  4. Michael June 14, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Betrayal is such a powerful topic to explore and we are left wondering so much from this excellent poem. Well done my friend.

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    • taleweavering June 15, 2016 / 1:03 am

      Feeling very gothic literature lately. Hope my hints aren’t too subtle or broad.

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      • taleweavering June 15, 2016 / 8:38 am

        And looking up Macquarie Harbour Penal Colony, I gave myself an Australian/Tasmanian history lesson, and think I understand better why you are the Commonwealth of Australian and Canada is a member of the Commonwealth. Our Governor-General is mostly ceremonial and now always Canadian (we’ve had some women, too). The Queen is the monarch of the Commonwealth, so she is our monarch. And, I’m guessing the difference is the Queen remains the Queen of Australia? It just seemed strange for a country that talked about becoming a republic to even have Commonwealth in it’s title. Is it bad manners to mention royals even with the popular ones now.? My evil grandmother was a monarchist. She wanted me to marry Prince Charles! Can you image that, lol.

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