Friday, October 15, 2010

extraction

I sit on the staircase
sew drooping eyes on that doll
her glossy frock is now muddy
I drop purple kisses on her head

I forget about that hook I lost,
that gourd which turned bitter;
the duck I plucked before
now my fingers extract love

"plant it so that mind and matter merge together"

46 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. all the difficult things forgotten in a moment of bliss...and a purple kiss...smiles. nice 55

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Titanium said...

The simplest things bring the greatest pleasure... love you set the words free and let them dance.

Mine is here.

Monkey Man said...

Great free flow to this 55. Very serene feel.

My 55 is HERE .

lime said...

i think they infuse love too, when they touch and work with caring intent. lovely.

Jannie Funster said...

Ummm, I really like this! read twice to savor.

You are so right, troubles bubble up and we worry, but simple sweet wonders like this are there for the taking whenever we tune in to them.

Extra lovely, thanks.

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds like a much-loved doll.

Stranger said...

I love the doll description, the love extracted from imperfection. Purple kisses sound lovely. This 55 feels comforting.

PattiKen said...

Purple kisses will surely bring the doll to life as they did you 55. Nice one.

KB said...

Purple kisses melt troubles away.
Lovely.

G-Man said...

Perfect application to the assigned themes.
Excellent job My Friend.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

barbara said...

I like the idea "now my fingers extract love".

Victoria said...

Image of sitting on staircase stictching doll touches me.

Mary said...

I like the last line especially:

"plant it so that mind and matter merge together"

Derrick said...

There seems to be a sadness to me in having to 'extract love'.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

One super wonderful 55!

My 55 is a double whammy this week, two for the price of one. Of course, as always, you need to scroll down below my Friday's Show n Tell.

The link is HERE I'd love to have you stop by for a visit.

christopher said...

The plucked duck and your fingers extracting love...yes.

Rallentanda said...

Nice one and I like its conciseness.

irene said...

'extract love' got me.

Ramesh Sood said...

Let me just express..that I always get amazed on the natural spontaneous thoughts you appear to be putting effortlessly..God's grace, this! And we are lucky to be reading you..touch wood!

flaubert said...

Gautami excellent use of the words!

Eric Alder said...

So, if you don't mind it don't matter? (LOL!)

Nice, deceptively simple 55.

Elizabeth said...

Gautami, there is such a sense of ease and even comfort to your poem. I really like what you did with the wordle and you make me realize that I need to practice these more often,

Elizabeth

TALON said...

"purple kisses" - that just resonates. The idea of extracting love is really unique and interesting to me.

Claudia said...

aaww - what a perfect purple kiss moment - beautiful

Liz said...

Such lovely concise images. That purple kiss lingers.

jabblog said...

Beautifully expressed :-)
It's amazing how an enjoyable task brings peace to an unquiet mind.

sheila said...

Funny how an old doll being sewn can bring so many thoughts to the surface!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Lovely 55. Raw and full of emotion.

Thom said...

Ahhh a purple kiss. Nothing better. Such simple things bring such pleasures. :) Well done my friend. Have a great weekend :)

Prayer Girl said...

A kiss in any color is love. Wonderful 55.

HERE IS MINE

PG

drybottomgirl said...

This carries the sweet breath of childhood, hard work forgotten with a sweet memory....

Me said...

Sweet simplicity and living in the moment. What a nice 55!
-C

Lulda Casadaga said...

Love makes the world go round...love the image of the gourd going bitter. :)

Teresa said...

Isn't it wonderful to find great things that will help us forget our more unpleasant tasks! Excellent 55.

forever lost said...

owww I like that! love can make it worth it! love the visual!

Enchanted Oak said...

A big statement in 55 words. Nice.

Diane T said...

I love the idea of fingers extracting love. Nicely written, Gautami

joanny said...

This is endearing and timeless in its humbleness and simplicity.

Nice 55er

Joanny
http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

Erratic Thoughts said...

Interesting and very powerful :)

Tumblewords: said...

Impressive piece - really enjoyed it!

sharplittlepencil said...

Gautami, once again, you got me. "now my fingers extract love" was the best line. You truly have a gift, magical connection with words.

Amy BL

hope said...

"Purple kisses" made me smile.

Thanks for visiting me as well!

Victoria said...

You got it all in--nice, tight writing and a clear image.
Victoria/liv2write2day

vivinfrance said...

Well done for the wordle: those words are so difficult to make into a proper poem, but you've managed it beautifully.

Nimue said...

wow !!! this was a wonder to behold :)

Leo said...

little things can say a lot, very nice one Gautami..

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