Sunday, October 31, 2010

patches in snatches

patches of sunlight
I try to gather
in my palm locking all in my fingers

I also gather beads
thread them with wires of sunlight
enclosing the warmth

those snatches of wind
(fancy those!)
I collect in my hand towel

in the upcoming days of drought
I will take all of these out
and fill my emptiness

"can anyone hold transient nostalgia?

34 comments:

Gemma @ Greyscale said...

A beautiful, fanciful idea to hold the treasures of Nature's harvest when the diet is poor!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I trust the drought you write of is only in your imagination! Lovely words.

Sumit Sarkar said...

Patches of sunlight..
and snatches of wind...
Nice...Wonderful imagination.. :)

Harshad mehta said...

That imagined drought may never come,
I wish so.

gautami tripathy said...

@Gemma and Rinkly Rhymes, drought here is a metaphor...

Ramesh Sood said...

Very nicly crafted..lovely imagery..Gautami..title 'patches in snatches' catches..

JP/deborah said...

like Gemma said, beautiful & fanciful ... I loved the imagery in this poem!

Pam said...

I pictured a treasure chest of sunbeams and sweet breezes-- this was beautifully written.

Jinksy said...

Hard to imagine drought from a rain spattered UK!

Sweetest in the Gale said...

Wonderful words...I loved your take on this prompt!

Vibhuti B said...

Gautami each of your poems are so intelligently crafted. Every piece is very very creative. I know surrealism in art doesnt come easy and in poetry Id never heard of it..(Yes, thats ognorant me!)
Thanks for sharing such wonderful talent here!
Your new fan folower
Vibz

Whitesnake said...

WHAT?????

No dark ending?

I LOVE IT!

Bone said...

How I wish I could save up some sunshine and even this cool autumn wind for a cold winter day.

Ana said...

lovely images. I often wish I could hold memories and sunlight patches...

And I love the bead string built on sun rays...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Ah Gautami! Loved the imaginative imagery. It was just lovely....

By the way, I am trying hard to post a link to the Poetry Train but just not able to get through. Even sent a mail.

Bill said...

This builds very effectively.

poemblaze said...

A lovely poem

dustus said...

Inventive lines—curious and fun to read.

Maureen said...

I especially like " I also gather beads / thread them with wires of sunlight" and "snatches of wind / . . I collect in my hand towel". Wonderful images.

Teresa said...

What a wonderful poem. I love the idea of catching the wind. Very nice.

Patti said...

What wonderful imagery- it would be amazing if we could do just that! Great poem

Glynn said...

Beautiful peom. I particularly like the use of natural elements -- sunlight, wind, drought -- to mirror the personal elements.

Asobime said...

Lovely, lovely poem...you make real of the intangible.

Lady Nyo

Desert Rose said...

too beautiful, warm and full of sweet imagery..fantastic one shot! you really weaved sunlight into your words..:)

Shashi said...

I enjoyed the verse with each para, as you went about collecting them for your rainy days... I liked it.

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Claudia said...

i love the idea of collecting snatches of wind in a hand towel...maybe i should collect some sunshine in my hand towel for long and dark winter days...nice one shot!

Eric Alder said...

What a wonderful necklace those beads would make! Nice One Shot!

Pete Marshall said...

very well crafted...showed your talent in a big way..the second stanza was spot on...and loved the ending question...thanks for sharing with one shot..pete

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Lovely Tami, just lovely. What a beautiful dream your words weave.


Melanie

gabrielle said...

Ephemera catching ephemera. gorgeous imagery!

Sandra.if said...

interesting thoughts....well said!

Steve said...

Solid work.

Jingle Poetry said...

lovely work.
keep beaming with confidence and love.

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