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The Red Sofa


At least once in your lifetime you must sit on it.
Feel the hard springs beneath the sturdy but rough surface.
Absorb its attitude: A defiant red, can-do-it
To combat the surrounding smell of defeat.


A hole-in-the-wall home
Back up against fatigued stone
But a home nevertheless
A welcoming warm red, a bed, a refuge.
 ~

photo: Christine Donnier-Valentin


















Magpietales has once again come up with a lovely prompt, with this photo!

18 comments:

  1. I love this: "Absorb its attitude" ...Nice!

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  2. Absorb its attitude...nice...

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  3. "A hole-in-the-wall home." Better than none, I'd say. Good point, well written.

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  4. a welcoming red, a bed, and a refuge,

    enjoyed the ending line,

    precise and powerful magpie tale!

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  5. Evocative and complete!

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  6. ah a hole in the wall will do...and is sometimes needed...nice write...

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  7. That dingy, faded red DOES make it look defiant!

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  8. A refuge indeed...this is lovely!
    :-)

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  9. A hole in the wall home, is still better than a homeless pushing his luck!

    Hank

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  10. Nice. I like your take on the image. Full of positive attitude. ~Olive Tree. http://peaceroad.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/the-forgotten-series-2/

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  11. combat the surrounding smell of defeat

    Red has that capacity...

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  12. Shawna, Tess, Berowne, Jinksy, Kitty, Carrie, Olive, Kay, Helen, Brian, Suko,.. THANKS!

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  13. Quite a different take on the photo. Well-crafted and unique. Attitude is indeed everything, even here for this old couch.

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  14. Totally original! It has as great an attitude as the sofa, and I just love it.

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  15. Glad you liked it, Mary Ann, Lydia.

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  16. There's so much to think about when looking at this picture- it can take your imagination anywhere. Geat post- followed your blog! ~ Jess (I always show up as my main character, Fairday Morrow- haven't quite figured out how to fix that- lol)
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com

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  17. at least once in a lifetime, reminds me of a Seinfeld episode (when they go to FL to his parents and sleep on the couch and need a chiropractor)

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  18. Wonderfull work.... (http://www.virtualpounce.com)

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