A lamp - far and wide

An oil lamp at the bedside
Travelled far and wide

Wall lamps hung in China rooms
To keep away the gloom and doom

Grandmother's pelita
lit up her framed visage

Shakespeare's lamp gave sonnets
Inspiring future poets

Temple lamps at Divali
Celebrating Rama's victory

Ancient lamps stilled fears of the dark
Ceremonial at civilisation's growing spark

Genie lamps - made of dreams
Sheharazade's insightful whims

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19 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning photographs - and objects! I especially love the genie lamp........I shall make a wish on it!

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  2. Your photographs are excellent.

    Thank you for your comment left on my post.

    The thing is that is not make believe it is true and yes you have come to the same conclusion as me!

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  3. a very light poem...i like the pictures...nice magpie

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  4. ... a nice little history you have given us!

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  5. Love your take on this Mag. Nice write. Love and Light, Sender

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  6. Nice...I want a Genie Lantern.....bkm

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  7. What a cool magpie! If an image is worth a thousand words... then your Mag has 7,000 words!

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  8. Yes, a thousand times yes.
    I am into collecting pictorial
    images strung into a post
    over at my site. I love this
    response to the magpie challenge,
    Nino, for there are no parameters
    other than art itself, or your
    imagination. My latest pictorial
    was on covered bridges.
    You might like to take a peek
    at it:
    http://bibliosity.blogspot.com/2010/09/covered-bridges.html

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  9. stunning choice of photography, nice write to tie it all together and wrapped warm in the light.

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  10. Well done!
    I love old historic lamps.

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  11. I always wanted a genie lamp!

    You made the ball so much fun. I danced so much my right hand is suffering from it! :)

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  12. Love all the beauiful photos and how you covered the spectrum of lamps and their history....you always inspire me Ninotaziz! :-)

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  13. This was so ingenious. Loved all the different lamps and thoughts.

    Mine is up.

    PG

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  14. Lamps, lamps & more lamps! Luv the fotos.

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  15. I loved this original take on the prompt!

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  16. Beautiful images and a witty take on the theme! :)

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