The Necklace
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carlafischerAuthoress · System Programmer
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A brief history of love in 14 slides.

The Necklace

by carlafischer

I've got those pearls. Threaded, one by one:

Of love, of lust, Of caresses—

Of sorrow, pain— Of happiness.

Now I'm alone, And will be, forever! Life went thus.

It is too late for, Any sort of ... Foolish crush.

And I won't fool myself, And hold up to— Ridicule.

Indian summer, Shall not be my season.

The sweetest things, Love deeply— Yet leave, And fade.

Lucky them, Who can resist, The temptation, Of adventure—

And resort, To the secure shores, Of experience, And truth.

I've got those pearls, For my heart, To remain, With me.

No more gracious, The universe could be—

And love unto me.—

— Carla Fischer, “From My Pencil Case” carlafischer.tumblr.com

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bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@carlafischer I went to your Tumblr site. Yes, the poem was more melodic, I have found that sometimes the formatting in commaful hinders my story telling. I like my stories to flow like a folk ballad. Thank you for the Tumblr tip. I am social media challenged.

carlafischerBronze CommaAuthoress · System Programmer
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Welcome back! :) So nice to find another one comment of yours below my little work. Your feedback is wonderful and invaluable to me. Have so many thanks!! -- -- Yes, the poem is bittersweet (what nice oxymoron, besides), I also love it much, and this is not always the case with my writing. Regarding its rhythm, there is a flaw or, as we say in circuit design, a glitch: A verse is missing, unfortunately. If you refer to the text only form of the poem (for instance, here: http://carlafischer.tumbl... then you will find it much more melodic, presumably. At least, I do, and I am always quite concerned about details. (Just try it out before reading further.) The reason why I dropped the now missing, otherwise important, verse was to preserve the beautiful look of the slides here. All do without the smaller supportive text, which is nice, and I could not group the verses in any other acceptable way as I finally did. Slides 10 and 11 belong together and, as the original poem, 11 would circle back with 8---which it does not do, actually, for the missing verse that could not made it on slide 11. :( If just a few more words could be added on each slide without resorting to the supporting area ... well restrictions as these are normal in programming so I am used to handling them---and I judge too hard: It does work, although not to perfection. But I had to make a cut so not to fall into becoming pedantic and opted for the beautiful look. Otherwise, slide 11 would have been the only one with a tiny line of supportive text below the main lines, consisting of only two silly words to connect back to 'season': »And reason.«---printed so small that it could not have done its job, bringing the thought back to slide 8 in the background, as expected. I guess I would have proved I was out of any reason had I taken this 'squeezing approach'. :D So much for the big background of an astoundingly short collection of rhymes ...---

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
Beautiful writing. It has such a bittersweet presentation. I love the rhythm of the poem. The wording is precise and emotionally laden, Really nice work.

carlafischerBronze CommaAuthoress · System Programmer
a year agoReply
@bob Thank you so much!! <3

bobBronze CommaAll hail BOB
a year agoReply
amzing!!!!