Sunday, October 6, 2013

Gossamer

image by crilleb50

Gossamer

The days are slim and golden.
They wash over me in waves –
long-legged beautiful people
stepping over me as I
sit, serene, on the floor.
I can hear the conversation
but the words are gossamer –
when I try to listen
my ears pass through them.
Who needs to hear anyway?
The days whisper over my head
and skip away, laughing.

This is a Magpie Tale.

27 comments:

Pixel Peeper said...

Beautiful...I can almost feel the warm fall sunshine on my shoulders as I am reading this.

Helen said...

This is lovely, Bug!

stephen Hayes said...

Etherial and lovely. A great piece of succinct writing.

The Bug said...

Thanks!

The Bug said...

Thank you Helen - good to see you here.

The Bug said...

Thanks! I am the queen of succinct (in poetry! Obviously I'm not succinct in my other writing - ha!)

Vandana Sharma said...

seems he is being ignored, but you have captured it wonderfully.

Kat Mortensen said...

I really like this, Dana. My favourite lines though, are the ones beginning "The days ..." They are truly exceptional. Good for you!

The Bug said...

Definitely ignored :) Thank you.

The Bug said...

Thanks! I'm trying to ease back into writing...

ellen abbott said...

very nice

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful. I especially like "days whisper over my head and skip away laughing." Perfect description of these Autumn days. Don't ease back in...jump back with both feet.

Tess Kincaid said...

Love the gossamer dream-like quality of this, Bug...nice...

Karen said...

I am so happy to read your poetry again! You have the gift of words and spirit.

Letitia said...

I really like how this flows... "long-legged beautiful people"... great imagery!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely stunning!

The Bug said...

Thanks!

The Bug said...

Well I might just try that - ha!

The Bug said...

Thanks! Life does feel like a blur these days.

The Bug said...

Oh thank you Karen! That means a lot coming from such a fabulous poet as yourself!

The Bug said...

Thanks! I thought about trees when I wrote that.

The Bug said...

Thank you very much!

Sue J said...

I love the feel of this!

Titus said...

I like this very much. It's a conjuring poem.

The Bug said...

Thanks!

The Bug said...

Thanks! That's interesting to think about... I almost thought of it as a sort of eulogy for the year, but conjuring is much more positive!

ds said...

I often feels that the days are hopping right past (and over) my head. Very nice. Thank you.

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