Curio.


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Come see your little curio

Be-deck the cabinetry

Lean in to view her tiny lines

and glazed lucidity
.
She stays right where you put her
upon the corner shelf
and, you are free to lift her up
and touch her for yourself
.
But, she is just a curio
a piece of history
the craft of someone else’s hands’
exquisite artistry
.
Who loved her one creator?
What stories would he tell?
Whose cheeks, and eyes, and fingertips
the artist knew so well?
.
Her clones will leave the factory
assembled on a line
by gloved, unvetted hired hands
who copy the design
.
of every turn and angle
of every blush and hue
created by the one once loved
inspired then to do
.
what used to be considered
expression of intent
to capture and memorialize
a secret sentiment
.
To decorate a window
to rest upon a sill
embodying a message meant
a heart and soul to fill
.
The one for whom its artist
could think upon by day
and entertain a reverie
though very far away
.
But, now the little curio
anonymous, alone
lives on as the original
carved lovingly in stone
.
So, cast your eye, gently caress
what can be felt and seen
perhaps an angel lives inside
your porcelain figurine
.
.
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© Ruth Ann Scanzillo 2/16/15
all rights reserved. Thank you
littlebarefeetblog.com .
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4 thoughts on “Curio.

  1. Thank you for this comment, Ruthie — I copied and pasted it, after reposting the poem.

    Ruth Ann, You are a poet besides a writer! I will put you beside Emily and send you another of my favorites which is as good as yours. REW P.S.
    It took me a while to comment because I could not remember my FB password! Guess I will just have to succumb to the Facebook virus yet.

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