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Offline Kay

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l'ombre
« on: July 16, 2012, 07:45 PM »
It's the shadow I avoid, or as my mother
would whipser : l'ombre.
 Shadows are wetting stages where we go to dry off,
dark spaces beneath and below our own light.
Secrets. Comforting in a friend kind of manner,
childlike, diminished toward mid-afternoon.

Porch spots to curl up inside.
When we can no longer stand, or run.
Before life, it was all there was.
Small thumbs inside small thumbs.
But there must be purpose to their fragments
that travel with us.
I'll invite them all into my life as  guests,
or simply keep them on the windowsill.
Look, another beginning outside these bright
rooms of rain.  Doors  open and close
like a robin's breast. I never want to be
satisfied, or walk so straight
I miss the last season's face.
I never want to miss
the sound I don't recognize. It deafens,
like a chant, like a soft cloth that stays
and stays.

witt

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Re: l'ombre
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 05:46 AM »



What unique images!! You "see" things like no other!!!


A little bloop-o here.

But there must be purpose to their fragments t
hat travel with us.
 
The T got left behind:
But there must be purpose to their fragments
that travel with us.




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Re: l'ombre
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 09:16 AM »

The more I read this the more I'm enjoying your imagery and the depth in this piece. Very nice, Kay.

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I never want to be
satisfied, or walk so straight
I miss the last season's face.

I particularly loved this.   :rose
Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.  ~  Ira Gassen

Offline Kay

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Re: l'ombre
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 12:59 PM »
Thanks Witt, Halo. I decided to bite the bullet and enter this. At this stage, I have nothing to lose!  :rose