Monday, May 2, 2011

Coal Miner's Baby (Magpietales)

Coal miner's baby
in the shadow from the hills
filled with Black Diamonds!

All smudged from head to toe
from ever present carbon
as steam rises from the hills.

Dame waits patiently
Safe return of man from the hills
filled with Black Diamonds?

© Lisa N ~ 5/2/2011

23 comments:

  1. Haunting. I visited West Virgina area when there was a coal fire in the mine below this little town. All the hills and even places in the town seemed to be smoldering charcoal.

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  2. Black diamonds is such an evocative notion. I love this.

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  3. Resolute and strong, she waits in faith and hope.

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  4. Poignant!
    I loved how you wove around the image.. :)

    Hugs xox

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  5. A time that was beautifully captured.

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  6. Lovely! I would like to invite you to join my May poetry challenge! Here are some links to get you started:

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  7. well done- beautifully written

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  8. Very nicely done, taking in the child, the woman, and the smoldering fire.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. We have a strong heritage of coal miners in our family. It was a tough life, that bred tough women and men.

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  10. very evocative! I enjoyed this. xxxj

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  11. Nice piece, full of anticipation.

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  12. Captures the feel of a lifestyle....seems a dreary existence...you make it seem almost noble. Vb

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  13. tooo many waiting women in the world ...
    beautifully written

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  14. Love the use of 'black diamonds'.

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  15. Wonderful - black diamonds lend a special feel!

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  16. Loved the black diamonds, they are everywhere, even her eyes.

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  17. Your words capture the photo beautifully Lisa!

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