Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fantasizing Ecstacy---Writers Island

A new writing forum ,Writers Island for tuesday posts, was started by Rob Kistner. The inaugural prompt for this week is My Imaginary Life to write poetry, stories etc. Hope it fills that vacuum which has been created by closure of Poetry Thursday. This is my first offering for that Island which belongs to writers!

Fantasizing Ecstacy

through a
lopsided smirk
looped ears
dreadlocks dropping
down my back
I play the guitar.
half-closed eyes
trance-like state
unbidden passion
pours forth,
hitting a high
trouncing a low
with a flourish
I take a bow.

imagination had
triggered this fantasy.
euphoria woke me
up from ecstasy.

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41 comments:

tumblewords said...

It's about waking up! Nice poetry and response on your imaginary life!

Clare said...

Hi Gautami! Cool image with the dreadlocks, half-closed eyes, and the smirk. I could hear the music too -- really nice. And I like the part about "euphoria woke me/ up from ecstasy" -- that's a fun line.
:)

Herb Urban said...

That was a fun poem. I felt like swaying to the music as I read it.

Rob Kistner said...

So you want to be a rock star Gautami... what a neat surprise! This was a very cool piece... ;)

Thank you for becoming part of our island community. I look forward to seeing it grow.

MissMeliss said...

Oh, I love the imagery here.

Patti said...

I love the imagery too. Enjoyed this.

Robin said...

I've always longed for the skill to express my soul through music.

Great poem.

gel said...

Hi!- Enjoyed this take on the prompt very much, especially the connections to music, which is integral to my soul.

paris parfait said...

That sounds like fun! I like the idea of the bliss described in your poem.

tinker said...

Your words are so descriptive - I can almost see the guitarist, hear the music...Well done!

paisley said...

maybe you and rob should form a band!!!!!

Regina Clare Jane said...

Hee hee- I was gonna say the same as Paisley! Wha a fun surprise!

...deb said...

The last stanza was amazing. How you brought it out from the fantasy was perfect to my ears.

Redness said...

Beautiful music, great words!

Writer on Board said...

Sweet! And yes. Of course. :0)

Pat Paulk said...

Fantastically imaginative!!

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

I could see Ravi Shankar in my minds eye. Although that would have been a sitar, not a guitar.
Oh well, it works for me! Sounds great...
Blue

Hedwyg said...

Wow - you captured that image so wonderfully. I was THERE. Awesome!

Carole said...

Yes, this was a good imaginary life to have.

sage said...

it's no fun to come back to reality... nice poem

Lea said...

words dancing... I sit entranced with the images you invoke... thank you!

Jo said...

This was such fun!

Tammy said...

I found it delightful picturing you in dreadlocks taking a bow. :)

Ashley Lyn said...

What a wonderful poem! I especially enjoy the rhythm - quick and tumbling along each sensation. It so wonderfully expresses the single-minded enjoyment of each moment in bliss. Thank you so very much for the lovely experience that is your poem.

Left-handed Trees... said...

unexpected, evocative, and lovely...

joezul said...

Ahh, to be totally immersed in the fantasy. I could totally related to that. This is very enjoyable. Wonderful. :)

Remiman said...

gautami,
This piece and it's comment flow with perfect melody. The poem, the song, the dream blend into one. Excellant, Bravo my friend!
rel

Pauline said...

Oh, well done! It's like a song in itself, with a beat and a rhythm.

homo escapeons said...

Alex, I will take a trance like state for 200
WHAT IS Jamaica

Alex, reluctant emperor messiah for 300
WHO IS Ras Tafari
Will the Judges accept that?
Yes he was also known as Hailie Selasse
Yes OK..

OK Alex, I'll take hitting a high note for 400
WHO IS Bob Marley

Beloved Dreamer said...

gautami my friend,how hard hitting and powerful are your images and words.I loved this verse:

"half-closed eyes
trance-like state
unbidden passion
pours forth,"

Beautiful work.

love-bd

Rae Trigg said...

Nicely done. Your poem paints such a clear image.

mks said...

I am sorry you had to awaken from that esctasy! I really enjoyed this poem.

Christine said...

i was right there with you, playing the guitar, at one with my music!

pepektheassassin said...

I do this sometimes with a violin. If I could just play the violin, I think I would be an awesome violinist!

ALas.

Jessica said...

Great fantasy life! I love it!

kimberley said...

Yes! Take a bow, lovely poem.

And thank you for your comment on my post. If you do see him around ask him what happens next!

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Cool poem man, I do like da Islands.

Peace out

Rose

xo

Brian said...

Morning Gautami, I love reggae and steel drum music. This brought me such a aural vision.

magiceye said...

an excellent portrait!

Ron said...

We all have to wake up sometime, I guess. Waking from such euphoria is not so bad though.
Nice image. Well done, Gautami. Always a pleasure.

odessa said...

i see her. thanks for writing about one of my fantasies! i too dreamed that i can play the guitar with "unbidden passion".