Polly

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Open Door

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Keeper of Keys – Brooke Shaden

Keeper of Keys – Brooke Shaden

The keeper of the keys
to worlds we wish to live in,
where secrets float
and the impossible becomes possible.
We have a story to tell,
something on our mind.
There’s a light
to show the way
on the bleak bare shore.

Polly Stretton © 2014

Written to dVerse poets prompt by Grace, who features the photography of Brooke Shaden

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58 thoughts on “Open Door

  1. Lovely Polly. It has a definite hypnotic quality to it. 🙂 x

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  2. Love that image, and great poem, Polly. I’m off to look at Brooke Shaden’s blog!

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    • Ha! Yes, I especially liked the image ‘Keeper of Keys’ – there are lots of others that appealed too, but this one caught my eye…thought you might be away to see more of Brooke Shaden’s work, must be irresistible…

      Thanks for comment re poem, too 🙂

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  3. Perfect words for that image, Polly.

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  4. Very good. Everyone has a story in them. All they have to do is tell.

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  5. A story of life , compassion, hopes and dreams……………may the lamp keeps glowing

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  6. It would be a dull life without dreams lighting the shore.

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  7. Very pretty….”where secrets float”…I like that. 🙂

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  8. everyone does have a story…and everyone a dream….the dream is what we make of it…we either live up to it…or live our lives wishing that we had….

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  9. I like the thought of having a story or a song to follow to the secrets.. the thought a little bit like the songlines of the aboriginals …

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  10. I do agree that everyone has a story to tell, and I think poetry is one way to tell it!

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  11. Nice tone of yearning to this one. At least that’s the sense I get from it.

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    • Thanks Carrie, good to see you picked that up from the words, there is something powerful about a keeper of keys…chatelaines of old, all very mysterious 🙂

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  12. Love it Polly. A fab poem from a lovely image.. Love the idea of secrets floating 😊

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  13. Everyone has a story indeed ~ I am also taken with this stunning image and your words are in sync with the keeper of the keys ~ Thanks for linking up Polly ~

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    • Thank you, Grace, your words mean a great deal to me. I think this a fabulous prompt and thank you for the introduction to Brooke Shaden’s work. I was immediately drawn to this image, I love the idea of the keeper of the keys, truly medieval, chatelaines and all that… 🙂

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  14. We do have a story, maybe even stories, to tell. If only we could listen to what others have to share.

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  15. A sleepy almost-other-wordly quality. I like it, Polly.

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  16. This image, the beauty in the stunning seaweed gown, holding a light up to the darkness, the mistress of the gateway back to the sea, the reminder that introspection is essential as we do our personal research, pick our tone, words, & symbols, before we continue in the tradition of all story tellers, shaman, witches, & wise men; touching the face of the prophesies, shedding light on the shadow troops.

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    • Ah, Glenn, what wonderful words, you’ve painted the picture with them – lots of myth and legend behind this one – well-executed, I think. Like I’ve said in earlier comments, I was drawn to this specific picture. Thank you for your comments.

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  17. I too love, the idea of secrets floating. Lovely haunting quality to this!

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  18. Polly I love the poem especially “where the impossible become possible.” Cheers!

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    • There’s a point there, ‘eh, Delaina…so glad you picked up on that line and that you enjoyed the whole thing – thank you.

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  19. Arresting image and poem, Polly…i think poets are like “keepers of the keys” 🙂

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    • Lynndiane, I couldn’t agree more…there’s something powerful in both idea and image. Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed it.

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  20. Soft sounds that poured out when read aloud…very nice.

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  21. “There’s a light
    to show the way
    on the bleak bare shore
    of existence”
    To see one’s story as the “light to show the way” is such a positive thought. as, no matter what, you always have some degree of control over that story (even if it’s only in the retelling).

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  22. def. everyone has a story to tell… we just have to listen closely…and thankful for that light that leads us step by step

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    • Most people seem to think they’re good listeners – maybe not everyone’s great talkers? What I do know is that communication is the key to everything…

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  23. Gorgeous picture… you’ve certainly done it justice with your words.

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  24. Love this image and nearly chose it. Your poem made me think they were the keys to delightful dreams or perhaps your Utopia.

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  25. Beautifully penned!

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  26. I love this one – wistful and haunting.

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  27. I like it! Wistful indeed…

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