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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Poem for Carry on Tuesday

Carry On Tuesday prompts with the opening lines of the poem 'The Listeners' by Walter de la Mare
"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door





Threshold

knocking on the moonlit door
deep within the woods
the weary traveller calls out
'is there anybody there?'

tiredness rides his shoulders
a spot of rest his only wish
the cabin throws back moonlight
keeps the window dark

he nudges the knob
the door squeaks inward
calls him forward
not a sound pushes back

setting down his pack
he swings his walking stick...
the bed he'd left a decade past
waits behind the moonlit door


Fractal image created in Apophysis, resized in Irfanview.

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14 comments:

paisley said...

oh i love it sue!!! it is like a little mystery i am dying to know where he has been...

Michelle Johnson said...

Wonderful tale full of suspense. I'm curious to see why he left his place behind a decade ago. Well done. Have a great day.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh very intriguing, really captures the attention...

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully written and leaving a mystery. just how I like it.

theselfloveproject said...

such an intrigue...

the picture is just right for the poem..

lissa said...

I like it and ending is a pleasant surprise since when read pieces like these, there's something dark but I like that yours is happy end

Pam said...

Your house is silent and empty just like mine. It is interesting to see how the prompt shapes our responses.

I really like the line, "the cabin throws back moonlight"-- very nice.

Missy said...

Brilliant. Kind of has a Rip Van Winkle feel!! or is that wrinkle lol

Old Grizz said...

"not a sound pushes back"
that is so nice. easy to read
and leaves a good feeling in your mouth

Lost Mermaid said...

Lovely composition .. like a song ... :)

Giggles said...

Open to my imagining....beautiful! Nice flow!

Hugs Giggles

Noah the Great said...

This is haunting. Good work!

Dee Martin said...

a homecoming, beautiful.

Selma said...

Delicious and suspenseful. I am completely intrigued. The fern reminds me of the New Zealand coat of arms. Lovely!