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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Poem for Sunday Scribblings


Sunday Scribblings offers the prompt: I'd like to hear your take on being disconnected.



Disconnection

skip and thump
the creep of time

protective shield
altered in a blink

that mantle drapes
too soon on her

no bright markers
lead the way

the path is clean
the map is gone like

footprints scrubbed
from sand by tides



Orchid Bayou is an original watercolor.


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21 comments:

Lucy said...

such a sad piece but written so beautifully. xo

danni said...

this has a very soulful and poignant sound as i read it, but it has a ring of beauty as well - very nice post!!!

Richard said...

Wow, what a beautiful watercolor! Wish I could enlarge it.

anthonynorth said...

I can feel the disconnection in this. Excellently done.

Michelle Johnson said...

finding one's way can be difficult at times. you've captured the disconnect well. love the watercolor. have a nice day.

Understanding Alice said...

very nice... it seeems to be about age to me, and a disconnection from self... but perhaps im barking up the wrong tree...

Kristy Worden said...

seems to be about your mom dying younger than you are now... I have the same thing with my dad... he died when he was 54 and I am now 55 - it's odd, but I'm sure more with your same sex parent - hope you're not feeling mortal!!

paisley said...

gorgeous words,, and that water color or whatever it is is amazing again... how do you get them so 3 d like????

Marguerite said...

Very poignant. You have done a good job capturing the feeling of disconnection.

Gilson said...

Absolutely wonderful, Sue! Indeed impermanence keeps things in a forward flow.

Auntie Q said...

Time does have a way of creeping, and then something comes along and in an instant life is changed. Forever. And then just like that life's gone without a trace.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I love this and what it says about time, change, and the way our path isn't always clear. Very well done!

Tammie Lee said...

I thoroughly enjoy your unique way with words: footprints scrubbed
from sand by tides!

utopianfragments said...

beautifuly done

Jeeves said...

Super, super. I like it

MichaelO said...

By just your words, you always hit me with resounding imagery! This sounds like lamentation of the onset of Alzheimer's. A memory scrubbed clean of sentiment and expectation. Beautiful in it's sadness.

Tammy said...

That last stanza was awesome. Like we were never here.

SandyCarlson said...

Life is fleeting. Beautiful.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..love the words and this piece of art is just beautiful..what rich colors-

Megha said...

Great art!! Lovely!
And nice poem

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Definitely disconnected yet also... there's some yearning in there. To connect, perhaps?