Tumblewords

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Deja Vu


scent spun from a lilac
wraps me in forewarning
lucid as hindsight
familiar and unknown

Kokopelli fronts
the lurking karma
false as fool's gold
in a negative rainbow

my view goes tilty
an underwater mirror
fast-forward future
fuses to the past





Fractal created in Apophysis.

Writers Island
prompts with Deja Vu for this week.

24 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Interesting tensions of opposites. Perhaps the most dramatic, for me, was "negative rainbow".

There is both a feeling of frustration and acceptance in the poem.

Lovely psychological exploration.

Just Jen said...

Your words never cease to amaze me. :D
Beautiful depiction of the then and now and the present that we are in...dejavu!

Geraldine said...

I was taken with your first line especially...lovely thoughts and feelings expressed.

MamaGeek said...

Very powerful, passionate words. Well done!

Cricket's Hearth said...

familiar and unknown - the perfect description of deja vu!

Steve said...

a negative rainbow ..... certianly makes one think.......

Steve said...

a negative rainbow ..... certianly makes one think.......

AscenderRisesAbove said...

lilacs are my favorite...

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paisley said...

the sense of smell is an amazing memory breaker... this was excellent in every way...

wraps me in forewarning
lucid as hindsight

i have smelled this before something from the past that i could never have reproduced on my own... but the moment i smelled it.. i knew...

noahthegreat said...

I can totally relate to this feeling.

gautami tripathy said...

I call it reflective rainbow...

dancing comes full circle

---Michael--- said...

there is a controlled power to your writing here...to me it is not delicate but dynamic, tough-skinned and rough-hewn almost...
(I may well be in a minority...)
I react to your rhythm and your consonants and sense an engine working.

Manictastic said...

i liked the final coupled the most. Fusing future with past, just got to love that idea.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

The merging of what was and what can be... very neat, tumblewords. I like how you think!

ratanaong said...

I like the way you string the words. Beautifully done to reflect on the prompt "deja vu".

Fenny said...

"Kokopelli fronts
the lurking karma
false as fool's gold
in a negative rainbow"

Wow this is such a strong line

You wrote an amazing piece here

Beautiful!

Constance said...

"My view goes tilty"
a great line! sums things up wonderfully. I like this poem. :)

Robin said...

Lilac is one of those scents that always cause me to have a feeling of deja-vu, remembering the giant flowering lilac bush in the front yard of my youth.

I love the fractal, it reminds me of a fanciful golden cocktail, more of a magical potion than a mere drink.

Rambler said...

my view goes tilty
an underwater mirror


ah lovely words

Beloved Dreamer said...

T, I was taken by these lines "scent spun from a lilac
wraps me in forewarning
lucid as hindsight
familiar and unknown". Excellent Happy Easter and a good Passover to all.

toujous, lanie-bd

shubd said...

Fascinating poem there Tumblewords!
Absolutely amazing the way it describes the monet of a "Deja vu "

Particularly liked " lucid as hindsight"

and
"my view goes tilty
an underwater mirror"

totomai said...

the last two lines deserve an applause :-)

happy easter

rebecca said...

it's amazing what a familiar scent can conjure....this was excellent, as always...

Jeques said...

Yeah, we are often reminded by some things like scents conjuring strangely familiar thoughts from nowhere. and then we ask, where did all these come from? deja vu.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques