Tuesday, March 01, 2011

angel of shadows

in a corner of that street
a shadow looms large
it lingers lazily
somehow unafraid
I put out a hand to touch it;
in my loneliness I feel it caressing me-
magically I find myself transported to the dunes
sands under my feet feel like silky water
magic is created in the atmosphere
I absorb it all
unbroken wind blows in circles
unseen yet palpable

"an angel embellishing another world visits me occasionally"

18 comments:

signed...bkm said...

A magical write that transports to another world, beautiful...blessings..bkm

Brian Miller said...

love that there is angel in that shadow...nicely done...

annell said...

Lovely and lyrical, almost lonely...thanks

Ramesh Sood said...

Anything angelic gives me wings of joy..lovely write, this!!

flaubert said...

That is indeed magical, Gautami.

Pamela

Elizabeth said...

I wonder if you know that you are an angel for many of us who read your poetry? I hope so,

Elizabeth

Timoteo said...

Wonderful imagery.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

A delightful tale and wonderful One Shot, Gautami!

sharplittlepencil said...

Gautami, easily the most ethereal of the poems I have read so far on the prompt. You have a way of transporting your readers... lovely.

Amy BL, and here is mine:
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/who-did-i-hear/

Steve Isaak said...

Wonderful piece, perfect.

Kavita said...

Oohh...what an enchanting read...
Shadows and dreams have such a beautiful way with them (if allowed to)

May that angel keep visiting you, G..

Mary said...

I just love the last sentence, Gautami. I'm all for the occasional visits of angels!

PattiKen said...

In the first lines, I felt just a tinge of fear. How wonderful that the shadow was an angel escort to a magical place.

Peggy said...

I like the magical quality in this. Good free verse writing.

Nicole Nicholson said...

I love the act of transport from the real and the unreal in this poem.

-Nicole

irene said...

Wonderful imagining!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

That was lovely!

Shashi said...

I loved the journey with you... so vivid and evocative...


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