For November PAD Challenge: Image #9

Steel and Lace
Manipulated Photograph
Elizabeth Crawford


Found at country fair,
in back booth,
on an end table
marked for clearance.

Thin burnished steel
woven in swirling
pattern as intricate
as heirloom lace.

Passed from one generation
to the next
with this message:
true strength
must always be tempered
by gentleness.

Elizabeth Crawford 11/9/12


About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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4 Responses to Heirloom

  1. Misky says:

    Lovely. I also thought of a silver platter but mine is a bit more visually iffy. πŸ™‚

    Thanks Misky, but I think your piece is far more poetic,



  2. JulesPaige says:

    I think I saw that silver tray on the last Antiques Road Show I watched πŸ™‚

    I was lead astray by my imagination:

    You could be absolutely correct, Jules. Thanks for playing along,



  3. Sherry Marr says:

    Very beautiful image, Elizabeth, and an especially wise poem – especially its last three lines.

    Hi Sherry, when I first did this image, it reminded me of a Native American saying about the balance necessary between strength and gentleness. When I pulled it up for today, the same thing happened. We go with what we know. Thanks so much for your continuing support and encouragement,



  4. anl4 says:

    I am taken by this image and the words seem to come right from it. As if you picked them and put them in your basket, then simply arranged them to compliment your image!


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