scribbles tagged ‘lost shoe’

why are you taking pictures of shoes?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 | tags: , , ,  |

Bridemaids Shoesasked the young girl

Because they’re pretty and tell the tale of their owners running around – free from footwear

I was the only girl over the age of 10yrs wearing flat-soled shoes. The youngsters were quite keen to kick-off their flatties, I liked their attitude, they were all about running, twirling and laughing.

The adults were more about drinking, smoking and re-telling histories


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Lost shoes II

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 | tags: , , ,  |

abandoned shoe in the morning

A clean, shiny, black shoe sits in conversation with a lampost on a recently cleaned Reading town street. How did this executive shoe become abandoned, where has its partner gone?

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Viking jeans

Sunday, May 8th, 2011 | tags: , , , , ,  |

Bux raised my awareness of discarding clothing as street art in everyday Oslo with a string of spectacular posts.

English people also discard their clothes in public, displayed in artistic ways at eye level. Below we see a pink shoe awaiting a push button signal before hot footing it to the Tandoori across the road.
lone shoe crossing

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lost shoe in the fall

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 | tags: , , ,  |

It troubles me to view

in the gutter a sole shoe,

the last surviving remnant  

of a motor car accident.

Sole shoe on flick-r photoshare

The poem title is a play on the double meaning of the American word  for Autumn, because it  is Autumn now.

The poem was inspired by Wendyhome blog searchers’ interest in footwear, the single shoe I recently  saw in the verge and the many single shoes  I’ve seen  litter the roadside verges and gutters over the years.

How did they get there?   What happened to the other shoe,   to the owner?   Is there a Wendy mother that looks after the lost shoes (rather than lost boys)?   The word ‘sole’ is deliberately used to reference it’s phonological equivalent ‘soul’,   as if these shoes refer to the souls of their owners.

When I see these lost shoe’s my tearducts start insisting on hyperactivity.   Not knowing how they got there, or what has happened to thier original owner causes sadness.   Lost souls leads to  sadness…..

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