Tuesday, February 22, 2011

captured memories

brother, I hold the empty bottle while you look afar
but I will look at you and the camera too
he needs to make memories, so do we.
you look not at him or me yet stand there for us
you might look forced but it isn't so
I engulf you, and that too you know
when we have found our chosen path
we will look back at this.
his proud face, he capturing us in the photo, this moment
for you and me to cherish, for him to hold.

"I will spin the bottle, make it timeless"

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I dedicate this poem to all three who are alluded to.....here. Especially the one who captured the images....for us to see...

23 comments:

Ramesh Sood said...

A lovely flow of feelings.. God bless!!!

Jannie Funster said...

So , you play spin the bottle in your country too? :)

I do like photo memories.

xo

Brian Miller said...

ha. played a few games of that in my day...

James said...

I really like those last lines, suggesting as they do the third party's exclusion yet unwillingness to let go.

Kavita said...

bless the soul that invented the camera!!
"for you and me to cherish, for him to hold." -- that really spoke oodles! I think I have to run back to some of 'em old albums RIGHT NOW..

Thanks for this memory-filled share, Gautami..

flaubert said...

Fantastic Gautami and I love the
last two lines.

Pamela

BKP said...

I see this from the fourth perspective. The man behind the camera, behind the camera, to paraphrase Mr. Chuck Palahniuk's "Haunted."

hedgewitch said...

Interesting and tantalizing arrangement of symbols and images, with all the space in the world to interpret them.

jtwhitaker.com said...

something to chew on awhile...love that.

thanks for stopping by my place...appreciated that.

:)

hpicasso said...

a poem that eats like a meal :-)

Peace, hp

thank you for stopping by

Claudia said...

yes - we need to make memories..and we played this game as well..smiles..

Padmavani said...

I can see the situation unfold as I read your poem. I can feel the compassion as well... Well said.

Strummed Words said...

I like this timeles photo!

The Anthologist

Mary said...

So many memories are preserved in photographs. Nice to look back at them and remember not only the scene but the feelings behind the scene.

Shashi said...

Dear Gautami

its so beautiful.. I enjoyed reading your words... lovely.


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ravenswingpoetry.com said...

I liked how you personified the camera and made him living instead of just a cold observer. Funny how even photographs can become safe places.

-Nicole

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Playing "Spin The Bottle" eh?
(Ah, youth!)

Nice One Shot, Gautami!

Joseph Harker said...

I think you mentioned on WWP that you had photos in mind for this, but it was a pleasant surprise that it was about the action of photos and capturing moments themselves, rather than a single photo. That really brought it to life.

barbara said...

Reminds me of the snapshots in my shoebox. Quite a few from the side, pictures of someone taking a photo of a group.

wordsasunder said...

Photos are wonderfully evocative and this poem therefore doubly so..well written :)

Wayne Pitchko said...

well done...nicely written Gautami.....and as usual loved reading and taking in your words

signed...bkm said...

delightful way to capture the simple lovely pleasure of taking an photo...beautiful...bkm

annell said...

Lov the image of the spinning bottle!