photo SonoranSept20132330a_zps0f24f9ab.jpg
Discarded talc can, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

More than seven years of rust
As you lie there in the dust—
Talcum can, your former praise
Surely has seen better days!

Poem and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #305
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Seven”

Posted on June 5, 2016, in Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, Sunday Scribblings 2 and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Ah, what a story that talc can could tell, I think. It definitely has known better days, but today it is ‘art.’

  2. If it’s made of tin it must have been there for quite some time – they seemed like eternal fixtures in the bathroom – hmm I wonder it ended up there…curious and curiouser

  3. A great and tight little eulogy!

  4. Laura Bloomsbury

    the close-up gives real impact to this old talc tin and worthy of this eulogy!

  5. What a capture–both the photo and the words. It makes me wonder about what’s going on inside the can, about the scent of powder and rust and dust…

  6. in some point of time we’ll be like the talc can….sigh…

  7. Wonderful eulogy 🙂

  8. I adore that image…and often wonder about these discarded items…like discarded people…the stories they could tell of more wonderful days…really a tremendous poem!

  9. Maybe we need to see at ourselves more like discarded boxes… A long time since there was a baby needing me.

  10. What an interesting photo. Love the way you made it look so big, at first I thought it was a gigantic salt shaker. LOL.

  11. Back in about 1960, Vance Packard wrote a book “The Waste Makers” about the way the human race were becoming this way. Sadly sixty-six years later we have become no better…perhaps a lot worse. The talcum can will still be there in 100 years unless you picked it up! This is what we can see, imagine what is on the ocean floor! Good I have had my rave for the week!

  12. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Wow, how time has transformed this simple object! 🙂

  13. Hmm. Interesting choice of 7. You could be speaking of some relationships.

  14. I just love to see and take photographs of “mundane” things yet such interesting ones. This is great. All of that rust is amazing. You would think it’d be full of holes. The poetry is perfection as always. genie

  15. That’s a fantastic photo and a very clever eulogy. Brilliant!

  16. One of the joys of photography is turning ordinary things into something extraordinary.

  17. There is something quite magical about rusted objects.

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