Fraiku: Scrapbook

Little square windows
into a black & white past
Was that you or me?


(for this week’s Living Poetry Prompt.)

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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26 Responses to Fraiku: Scrapbook

  1. Daedalus Lex says:

    Man, you’re old! Just kidding — got a bunch of similar photos myself. Btw, finally got to enjoy your poems in Gabriela’s “Hidden in Childhood” — still picturing your heart thumping like a flat tire :) Gary

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  2. anitashope says:

    Such a cutie.

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  3. trE says:

    Aww! Look at these photos! I love them! And, the poem, too!

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  4. So sweet and your poem is just as precious! 💝

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  5. jai says:

    Aw, so sweet…you AND your poem.

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  6. berniebell1955 says:

    “Little square windows
    into a black & white past”

    Oh yes. And the even older ones – Mum & Dad – are sepia tinted.

    People – memories – caught in time.

    Who’s who? Written on the back – if you’re lucky.

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  7. berniebell1955 says:

    The ones that matter, we print out and put in an album – with names, dates, places listed. Otherwise….. Swiss Cheese Memory would lose them.

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  8. berniebell1955 says:
  9. You… definitely… with me looking deep into the past, trying to find the time of my own… big bang…!

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    • Get out your telescope to look deep in the past. Or maybe a microscope. Maybe a kaleidoscope?


      • Bartholomew my friend… what was somewhat clear to me, I now realize from your response, was lost in translation… so a microscope, or a kaleidoscope was indeed deserving of my eye… so let me try again, using the ‘you/me’ juxtaposition that you posited:

        You… definitely… with (your) me looking deep into the past, trying to find the time of your own… big bang…!

        I hope I didn’t screw up yet again…! Your three line poem was short and sweet…!

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      • I think I understand but maybe you should write a poem in response to focus your scope. Glad my little poem has inspired your comments. Thank you!


  10. cuteness and love your poem Bart!

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